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Leach Summer Scholars Program

The Leach Summer Scholars Program, supported by the generosity of the Leach Endowment Fund for Student Research in the Sciences, is a nine-week summer research session for Princeton students who have completed the freshman or sophomore year, and who are interested in majoring in chemistry.

Students Eligible: 
Princeton undergrads
Class Years Eligible: 
Freshmen
Sophomores
Division: 
Natural Sciences
Program Type: 
Internships
Number of Weeks: 
9
Application Deadline: 
March
Research Type: 
Lab
Support Provided: 
The stipend is $4,200. Selected students are required to participate for the full the 9 weeks, Monday through Friday, without concurrent weekday employment. The stipend is set to cover the cost of housing (on- or off-campus), food, and personal expenses. (Housing arrangements/payments are the responsibility of the individual participants.)
Type of Support: 
Paid
Number of Projects / Participants in Previous Year: 
6-8
Additional Information: 
Each student participates in an independent, original research project directed by a member of the Princeton faculty. To gain an understanding of the scope of modern chemical research, participants have frequent contact with faculty, graduate students, advanced researchers (e.g. postdoctoral candidates), technical staff, chemistry undergraduates, etc. in formal seminars, informal meetings, and laboratory settings. Leach Scholars also meet once a week for lunchtime seminars, to complete required University and Federal Government trainings, and other related activities. When possible, field trips to local research companies are included in the program agenda. The program culminates in a poster session, with each scholar developing his own presentation materials. Finalists are required to sign a program contract with the department's Undergraduate Administrator during an acceptance interview. A copy of the contract is available on the application web site. Interested students will find all application materials and instructions on Blackboard under the Organizations category: Chemistry Department - Leach Summer Scholars Program 2015. All application materials must be submitted by the deadline. No incomplete or late applications will be considered.

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