IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)

The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) provides a unique opportunity for recent graduates to become actively involved in the science policy arena through the Science Policy Fellowship Program. This two-year, paid fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, energy, health and life sciences, national security, biotechnology, information technologies, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

This is a full-time position and is only open to recent recipients of a bachelor’s degree (conferred within the May 2016 – July 2018 timeframe), including recipients of a master’s degree if their bachelor’s was received in or after May 2016. Candidates with degrees in engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, mathematical sciences, statistics, and learning sciences are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is required.

The application process is underway (students can apply at and the application deadline for this year’s fellowship is January 12, 2018; the fellowship period will begin in July, 2018.  A flyer is attached with more information about the program.  Please feel free to contact with any questions.


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2017 University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

2017 University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by NSF

Program: The UTK Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2018. Participants will work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The program will also offer multiple seminars, workshops, site visits, and social events. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and parking on campus for ten weeks. Travel will be reimbursed up to $500.

 Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students.

Key Dates and Deadlines: 
02/01/2018: applications due

March /2018: offers made
May 28/2018: experience begins
Aug 4/2018: experience ends

For more information, including research projects, previous program events calendar and how to apply, see or contact program coordinator Dr. Rachel Rui at

Rachel Ru, Ph.D.

Recruiting, Publicity and Development Coordinator

Department of Chemistry

Buehler Hall 616

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: 865-974-8019

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Centers for Chemical Innovation

The National Science Foundation funded Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCIs) are offering paid 10-week chemistry summer research experiences for summer 2018. The CCIs are engaged in collaborative high risk, high impact chemical research challenges. To learn more about the CCIs, please visit

CCIs provide unique research experiences for undergraduate students (REU) in which participants are immersed in collaborative research environments throughout the USA. Each CCI includes multiple collaborating institutions where accepted candidates may choose to conduct their summer research.

Participants in the CCI summer research programs receive a wide range of exciting opportunities, including:

  • A competitive stipend, travel award, and housing provided for 10 weeks of research
  • Engaging in innovative, cutting-edge multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research
  • Interacting with prominent leaders in the chemical sciences
  • Participating in seminars, workshops, career planning sessions and other professional development opportunities

More details for all 7 summer research programs from the 7 Centers for Chemical Innovation can be found here at

Note that application deadlines are different for each program, ranging from January 5 to February 22.

Best Regards,


Lloyd Munjanja, PhD

Scientist – Director of Education, Outreach and Diversity

NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF)

Emory University, Department of Chemistry

Cell: 404-941-4527 | Office: 404-712-9075NSF_CCI_REU_flyer.jpg

Summer Undergrad Research in Chemical Evolution

  Center for Chemical Evolution Undergraduate Summer Research Program

      The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently recruiting students for our 10-week, paid undergraduate summer research program. We are seeking undergraduate students at all levels who have an interest in chemical sciences and research who are also U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Students are paired with leading research professors in diverse chemistry disciplines, all focused on the study of chemical evolution and the chemistry associated with the origins of life.
The Center for Chemical Evolution is an NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Innovation. Centers under this program are focused on productive collaborations to answer long term, fundamental challenges in chemistry. The CCE is working to understand how life may have emerged from chemistry.
The summer program dates vary depending on the adviser chosen. Possible research locations include Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, CA), Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), Furman University (Greenville, SC), and the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL).

The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2017. Participants are assigned to a research mentor, and are paid a minimum $5000 stipend in addition to a travel allowance; on-campus housing is provided.
Women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Parsons

Know someone else who may be interested? Send them here.


UCSF Presents Lecture and Info Session – Summer Research Opportunities and Graduate School Application Process

Thursday, November 9 at 3:30pm. Lecture and outreach event by UCSF, including a discussion about summer research opportunities and the graduate school application process.

Lecture Topic: Blood and Guts: Mechanisms of Tick-Borne Pathogen Transmission

Event: UCSF – graduate school and summer opportunities info session

Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Location: Large Conference Room,  Student Center B




Sophia Tsai, Ph.D.

Academic Enrichment Programs, UC San Diego

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To schedule an appointment:

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Summer 2018 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program

Dear Students,

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas invites applications for our Summer 2018 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.  The ten-week program will begin May 29 (arriving May 27).  Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, and housing will be provided.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Thursday, February 15, 2018.  As stated in the attached flyer, application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Shawn Adams

UNT Chemistry REU Program Coordinator

1155 Union Circle, #305070

Denton, TX 76203

Tel: 940-565-4372

Fax: 940-565-4318

UNT REU Flyer 2018

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Research Opportunity


We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious student (preferably 2nd or 3rd year) with strong interest in physical and analytical chemistry. Students should be able to spare ~ 15 to 20h in the lab and they can enroll in CHEM-199 (4-units). We have multiple projects underway

  1. Understanding of trace gases such as oxides of sulphur and nitrogen (SOx, NOx) and O3 interaction with nano- particles which leads to the formation of new compounds. The rationale behind this research project is to measure toxicity potential of the particles that may cause respiratory diseases. The current work will focus on the oxidation of sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide on the aerosol surfaces using stable isotope of oxygen. Stable isotopes are like finger prints of the reaction path ways and help us to identify the reaction mechanism at molecular level.
  2. The atmosphere of red planet- Mars is quite different from the Earth with pressure as low as 7mb and temperature as low as -70oC, making it hostile for living creatures.  In our laboratory, we simulate Mars atmosphere to understand interactions between trace gases and water vapors. These experiments are critical to evaluate Mars satellite data and measurements made by Curiosity rover over the last three years. Laboratory experiments focused on the measurement of oxygen triple isotopes in trace gases and water vapors will provide fundamental understanding of how hydroxyl radicals interact with other trace gases in the atmosphere of Mars.

Students will be introduced to various analytical techniques during this period and are encouraged to develop critical analytical skills required for an independent research. Based on student’s performance in the lab and ability to analyze data, student may get opportunity to involve in an NSF funded research project next year.

Please contact:

Dr. Robina Shaheen: