Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows in Chemistry - Leach Summer Scholars Program (SURFC-LSSP)

Program Type
Students Eligible
Princeton undergrads
Class Years Eligible
First-year students

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows in Chemistry - Leach Summer Scholars Program (SURFC-LSSP), 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.

Natural Sciences
Number of Projects / Participants in Previous Year
Number of Weeks
Application Deadline
Program Contact
Susan VanderKam
Contact Email
Research Type
Type of Support
Support Provided
The internship is fully funded. Students will receive a stipend for the summer. Selected students are required to participate for the full 9 weeks, Monday through Friday, without concurrent weekday employment. On-campus housing and a 14-meal/week meal plan is provided. Additional meals are the student’s responsibility.
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 research group meetings, to complete required University and Federal Government trainings, and other related activities. When possible, field trips to local research companies are included in the agenda. SURFC-LSSP culminates in a poster session, with scholars developing their own presentation materials. Application for the program can be found through the website link below or in the Princeton GPS system.