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International Student Summer Research Program
This highly competitive program is designed to provide promising undergraduate and masters students in chemistry from all over the world the opportunity to conduct first class research at the University of Rochester. The program is meant for outstanding students that intend to enter a chemistry PhD program.Apply Now
The 2024 iScholar program will run from June 3 to August 9. Through the program, participants receive a weekly stipend to cover living expenses, on-campus accommodation, health insurance, and up to $1250 toward travel costs. The program also covers any associated registration and tuition fees.
Through the International Services Office (Student Group) and Center for Education Abroad Office, we will assist you in securing a US Visa to conduct research at the University of Rochester. Note that the participant is responsible for covering any fees associated with visa application and/or registration.
What to Expect
You will be doing research full-time under the supervision of a faculty member of the chemistry department. Your specific project will depend on the group that you are assigned to.
While not conducting research, you will live on campus and will be given the opportunity to participate in a seminar series and a poster event that is designed for summer research students. There will be several opportunities for networking throughout the summer. There are no courses associated with this program.
All participants are required to stay for at least eight weeks, and for a maximum of ten weeks.
Alternative Program Dates
While we do try to bring all participants around the same period of time, we understand that school periods vary from country to country and may not necessarily coincide with the US college calendar. In your application, please be very clear about your time availability as we use this information to establish a set of dates that works.
Nevertheless, there are several reasons why coming in the preferred period is best. First, during this period there are other undergraduate students doing research in the department, giving you access to a network of peers during your stay, and to a series of events that are catered specifically to this group. Further, on-campus residences are only available during a fixed period during the summer. Thus, coming off-season may require finding off-campus accommodation.