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UC Irvine Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CHEM-SURF)


Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.


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Program Purpose

Chem-SURF is committed to promoting diversity in the fields of science and engineering, and is designed to help participants develop the knowledge and skills that will propel them into graduate studies or careers in the field of chemistry.


Program Description

The Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), provides a unique 10-week (usually mid-June to mid-August) summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in cutting-edge chemistry research. Participants choose from a variety of challenging and original research projects in chemical biology, chemical physics, and analytical, atmospheric, bioinorganic, bioorganic, computational, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, polymer, surface, and theoretical chemistry.

Under the guidance of a UCI faculty mentor, students gain first-hand experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities. Seminars and workshops build knowledge and enhance dialogue about chemistry science and applications; speakers represent industry, national labs, and defense agencies; field trips introduce students to campus research facilities and local industry facilities. Faculty host workshops focused on career development, graduate school, research ethics, and writing and presentation skills. At the conclusion of the program, students present their findings at the Chem-SURF Research Symposium.

Under the personal guidance of a UCI faculty mentor, students gain first-hand experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities. A spectrum of seminars and workshops provides opportunities to build knowledge and enhance dialogue about chemistry science and applications. Students enjoy presentations from panels of speakers representing industry, national labs, and defense agencies, along with tours of campus research facilities and local industry field trips. Faculty also host workshops focused on career development, graduate school, research ethics, and writing and presentation skills. At the conclusion of the program, students share their research accomplishments by presenting their findings at the Chem-SURF Research Symposium.


Benefits

Program provides a $3,500 stipend, on-campus housing, and travel costs.


Applicant Profile

Applicants are not required to have prior research experience. Women, underrepresented minorities, individuals from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


Eligibility

Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors may apply. Proof of health insurance must be provided.


Citizenship

U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Deadline

Usually in early March.


How To Apply

 

 

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