Chemistry Undergraduate Research Experience (CSURP)

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Chemistry Undergraduate Research Experience (CSURP)
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Chemistry Undergraduate Research Experience (CSURP) is a fully paid 10- week unique research internship in which students can choose to participate in collaborative chemistry research at one of Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF) Center sites of 15 institutions across the United States. Our participating institutions include Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Emory, University of California Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, Mississippi State University, etc.


The program accommodates up to ten undergraduate students. The mission of the CSURP summer research program is to advance diversity in the chemical sciences. Therefore, applications from students from critically underrepresented students (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged.


This internship is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Students with their research funding, are also considered for the program.


Program Curriculum

Participants will conduct research with their chosen adviser on a project relating to the discipline of the adviser and student. Students in the CSURP cohort will be assimilated into the host institutions REU program. The summer researchers will have an opportunity to develop long lasting friendships through from the CSURP cohort as well as the local REU cohort. In addition, they get substantial professional development through this model.

Participants are invited to attend a scientific meeting (such as the annual SACNAS, ABRCMS, or NOBCChE) following their summer internship to present their findings in the form of a talk or poster.




Any U.S. citizen or resident alien (green card) who is an undergraduate student, and who will not have graduated before fall, is welcome to apply. That is, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of the internship. We encourage applications from groups under-represented in the sciences. An excellent academic record is highly regarded, but not the sole criteria for the selection process.


Stipend: A stipend of up to $5,000 will be awarded to each intern. In addition, most travel costs will be reimbursed, and summer researchers will have free housing at their various institutions. 


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Program Deadline: 
Fri, 02/02/2018
Program Dates: 
Tue, 05/15/2018 - Wed, 08/15/2018
Work Week (hours): 
40 hours
Financial / In Kind Support
Program Stipend: 
Up to $5000
Housing Support: 
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