Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program Dates: June 21, 2015 - August 28, 2015
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

The Chem-SURF Program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) provides a 10-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in challenging, cutting-edge, exciting, and transformative research projects in the STEM disciplines and including the fields of Biochemistry; Chemical Biology, Chemical Engineering; Chemical Physics, Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Material Science; Nanoscience, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Analytical, Atmospheric, Bioinorganic, Bioorganic, Computational, Environmental, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Polymer, Surface, and Theoretical Chemistry

Benefits Include:
$4500 Stipend; Faculty seminars, Cultural events and social activities; Faculty Research Mentors; Free on-campus housing; Graduate school preparation seminars; Local industry field trips; Post-program support; Travel allowance; UCI recreational facilities.

Who Should Apply?
Applicants should be highly motivated and high-achieving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors with sophomore, junior, or senior standing at the start of the Chem-SURF program. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have health insurance coverage. Our program is committed to promoting diversity in the STEM disciplines. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds, persons with disabilities, and veterans of the U. S. Armed Services are especially encouraged to apply. UCI undergraduates may apply to participate in the Chem-SURF activities, but no NSF financial support or housing is available through this program. UCI undergraduates should apply for financial support from sources on the UCI campus.

UCI Chemistry Department
Chem-SURF Research Projects
Chem-SURF Application
Previous Chem-SURF Participants
Contact Infromation:
Professor Fillmore Freeman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
1102 Natural Sciences II
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2025