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NSF–REU Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer Research Program

Program Dates: June 4th – August 12th, 2017

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is proud to host a National Science Foundation supported Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Application due date: April 7, 2017.

Online Application

Overview

NIU's 10‐week program will provide novel research experiences for undergraduates and faculty/undergraduate student teams. Research opportunities include a broad range of chemistry and biochemistry areas, such as chemical synthesis, drug discovery, nanomaterials, protein engineering and computer modeling. Matched with an NIU faculty mentor, participants will gain vital interdisciplinary research skills using state‐of‐the‐art instrumentation within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Activities will also include workshops on scientific communication, lab safety, responsible conduct in research, as well as student research seminars and an end of program student poster session.

Faculty, applying as part of the faculty/student team, are expected to visit NIU for two weeks during the summer to participate with the students in the summer research program and collaborate with NIU faculty.

Primary selection criteria include academic record, career objectives and letters of recommendation.

Stipends

All participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 (free housing will be provided for all students).