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Program Dates: June 6 to August 12, 2016

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016


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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Minnesota will sponsor a summer research program for outstanding national and international undergraduate students. The Chemistry Summer Research Program is designed to encourage students in the chemical sciences to learn more about research in chemistry and provide them with the opportunity to work in a lab under the direction of a faculty member. This program was initiated in 1973 with funds from a bequest to the University in his memory by Maximillian Nandor Lando, a 1902 chemistry graduate of the University of Minnesota. It has been, and is presently also supported by a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant of the National Science Foundation. Applications are now being accepted from those presently in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate study in chemistry or closely related fields. Chemistry Summer Research Fellows will be selected in an international competition.

Domestic Chemistry Summer Research Fellow will receive a stipend of $7,400 and a travel allowance of up to $400. The $7,400 stipend will be paid in 2 installments throughout the summer (the first installment of $3,700 will be paid upon arrival). Appointments will begin on June 6, 2016 and run for 10 weeks through Friday, August 12, 2016. Monday, June 6 is reserved for moving into a residence, and the actual research assignment will normally commence on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. During the last week, you will partake in a poster session with other summer research students in the McNamara Memorial Center.

Domestic Chemistry Summer Research Fellows may either live on-campus or off campus. On campus cost for a dormitory will be approximately $1,800 for the 10-week period.

Funds (up to $800) are available for travel to a National meeting (such as the spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society) to present the results of your summer's research during the following year.

Foreign students coming to the program from outside of the U.S. are required to stay in housing on campus and this cost (~$1,800) will be covered for you, but the corresponding stipend will be ~$5,600 such that the total is the same as for the domestic students. A travel allowance for international travel of up to $750 will be provided.


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