Class Years Eligible
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.
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The internship is fully funded with a stipend of $5400. Selected students are required to participate for the full 9 weeks, Monday through Friday, without concurrent weekday employment. On-campus housing is provided for the nine-week program, and all students are expected to live with the research cohort. Meals and other living expenses are the responsibility of the student.
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.