2022 Chemistry REU Program at the University of Rochester (UR C-REU)
Chemistry for Medicine & Energy
Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
May 31 – August 5, 2022

Application Form

Thank you for your interest in our Chemistry Research Experiences for Undergraduates (UR C-REU) program at the University of Rochester. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this summer research program supports ten visiting undergraduate students for a 10-week research and professional development experience each summer. UR C-REU fellows have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research related to the synthesis and discovery of new drugs, energy research and sustainable chemistry.

Additional information about this program, including financial support, logistics,  and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/chm/undergraduate/summer-programs.html

For more information on the Department please visit our website: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/chm/

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently in their first three years of undergraduate studies in chemistry or other program-relevant disciplines, including biochemistry, biology, physics, and engineering. International students who are interested in conducting summer research in our department are encouraged to apply to our iScholar program: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/chm/undergraduate/i-scholar.html

To apply:

  1. Fill in and submit the application form below. Make sure to attach an official (or unofficial) copy of your transcripts and a copy of your CV in PDF format.
  2. Provide the contact information of two references (professors, instructors, or other mentors) who can comment on your skills and potential for research. A copy of your application and instructions on how to submit their reference letter will be sent to them from URchemREU@ur.rochester.edu. After submitting your application, please follow up with your references to make sure that they have received this email. If not received, please ask them to check their spam folder. 

You will receive via email a copy of your submitted application and confirmation when your recommendation letters are received. 

All application materials, including recommendation letters, must be received by February 15, 2022.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.sas.rochester.edu/chm/undergraduate/summer-programs.html. Additional inquires can be directed to:

Chemistry REU Program
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Email: URchemREU@ur.rochester.edu

Contact Information

Educational Background

Personal Statement

Research Theme: please select which general research theme(s) you are primarily interested in: *
Please choose up to two areas of interest in Chemistry *
Please indicate three Faculty members in the Department with whom you would like to do research: *

Transcripts and CV

Please upload a (unofficial) copy of your transcripts and a copy of your CV in PDF format.

Recommendation Letters

Please provide the name and contact information of two senior scientists familiar with your work that can evaluate your potential as a scientist. A copy of your application and instructions on how to submit their reference letter will be sent to the email provided below. 
I agree to allow my application materials to be sent to the references below. *

Referee 1

Referee 2


I hereby certify that the above statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a false statement may disqualify me from consideration. *
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