Thursday, January 12, 2017

REU - U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

We are happy to announce the seventh year of the Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program, with support from the 3M Foundation.  I write to invite students to apply to do summer research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The program will run for 10 weeks, May 30 – August 4, 2017.

We particularly seek domestic students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees.  Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2017 are our intended scholarship recipients.  Because of high demand for our program in prior years, applicants should be planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry or related fields between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.

The scholarship provides:

*$5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department
*Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance to the Department of Chemistry and the rest of the campus
*Round trip travel cost (up to $800)

We do require that students have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory, and they should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry.  Applications may be made at the website  For detailed information about the research areas of individual faculty members, please see

Students should apply as soon as possible. Applications received by February 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.   Given heavy demand for our program, files incomplete at 11:59 PM on the closing date will not be kept open for consideration.  Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline. 

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