Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)




Research Experiences for Undergraduates



Merck Logo in teal and grey   Merck 2022 Chemistry Future Talent Program  Click Here

Summer Internships and Co-Ops available beginning in May 2022.  The Future Talent Program features internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students that last up to 12 weeks.  Positions are available at Merck Research Labs in: Boston (MA), Kenilworth & Rahway (NJ), San Francisco (CA), and West Point (PA) in the areas of process, analytical, computational and discovery chemistry, biocatalysis, chemical engineering and chemical biology.

Join a program that provides exemplary students with the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real world experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  Join a team that is committed to saving and improving lives around the world. 

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

 Boston University Chemistry Click Here

Fundamental Chemical Research Addressing Problems in Biology Program Dates: June 5 - August 11, 2023 (Arrive June 2) Applications Accepted:December 1, 2022- March1,2023 Spend a summer working with one of the most active research departments at Boston University with faculty involved in cutting edge of chemical research Interdisciplinary research in Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biomaterials and Medicinal Chemistry.

  • 10 week program
  • $6,000 stipend
  • Free on campus housing
  • Travel reimbursement
Contact: John Snyder, [email protected], Linda Doerrer, [email protected]

   Yale University Click Here

The Yale Chemistry Department welcomes applicants to a one-year postbaccalaureate program designed for students from underrepresented groups to build research experience. We have teamed up with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Bridge Program and the Yale Office of Graduate Student Development and Diversity to support multiple postbaccalaureate students from June 2023 – May 2024 in a program called Yale ESI PREP (Emerging Scholars Initiative Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program). Accepted students will work closely with Yale faculty and graduate students in laboratories conducting worldleading research. Each student will receive a $32,000 stipend, health insurance, a new laptop, and assistance with tuition and travel-related expenses.

Students will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through involvement in student groups, such as the Professional Development Network to develop career opportunities, the Joint Safety Team to enhance lab safety, the Women in Science at Yale club, the Yale chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and the Diversity and Climate Committee, who organizes student-led initiatives like diversity movie nights and a peer support group called the DEI Advocates. Chemists in Yale ESI PREP will mix with other postbaccalaureate students across science and humanities on campus. This program starts in the summer and features resume building, career workshops, preparation for graduate applications, as well as research and coursework. Yale's PREP programs have a great track record of placing students into graduate school programs.

Apply by Monday, February 28, 2023. Yale ESI PREP students will also be integrated into the ACS Bridge Program and receive resources from them. Please notice that the Yale deadline is earlier than the ACS Bridge deadline because the Yale program starts in June.

Watch this video to learn more about the program and research experiences.

      Iowa State University Click Here 

The Biological Materials and Processes(BioMaP) summer research program is a paid research experience open to undergraduate students in chemical and biomedical engineering or related science and engineering disciplines. Students are active members of interdisciplinary groups and interact with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and industry. Students have an opportunity to develop life-long friendships and leverage our active BioMaP alumni group of over 150 alumni, which offers a ready-made network willing to help the student develop professionally and discover unique career trajectories.

    The Ohio State Logo   The Ohio State University  Click Here

10-week program in physical chemistry, summer 2023 (
Applications due in early 2023
Facilities include:
     ✓  National eXtreme Ultrafast Science (NeXUS) Center (
     ✓  National Ultrahigh-Field Gateway NMR Center (


University of Oregon  Click Here

The UO Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers a unique overlap of chemistry and physics with a focus on materials science and optics.  On offer are exciting research projects for undergraduate students interested in chemistry, physics, environmental chemistry, optics and materials science. Faculty advisors are active in the study of the structure, reactivity and thermodynamics of materials in addition to the characterization of their electronic and optical properties. Research groups consist of faculty and graduate students from the Chemistry and Physics Departments who guide undergraduate participants in the program.  

Program Dates: June 1- August 19, 2022

The NSF REU Grant provides:

• $6,000 stipend for 10 weeks
Room and Board provided by the UO
• Travel expenses paid to and from Eugene
• Develop friendships and experiences of a lifetime! 
• Exciting adventures throughout Oregon
• A hands on graduate school experience

Visit our website,, for application information and program details, or Contact: Priscilla Lewis by email or phone 541-346-0116.

University of Utah Chemistry REU Program

Join undergraduates from colleges and universities across the United States at the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Utah. Engage in full-time, cutting-edge chemistry research on a project of your choice. The theme of this REU site is “Experimental and Computational Modeling of Materials and Bio-Molecular Systems” and the program runs May 26 – Aug 5, 2022.

The program includes:

  • Stipend of $6,000 for 10 weeks
  • Travel allowance and on-campus housing (to non-local students)
  • Training and research
  • Weekly luncheon seminars
  • Activities with other University of Utah REU programs
  • Outdoor adventures in the spectacular Wasatch mountains
  • Culminating symposium
  • Travel support to present at a research conference

Visit our website,, for application information and program details, or contact Ming Hammond by email.