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Summer 2020 APPLICATION PERIOD:
Application Period is now Closed. Applicant portal will open late November/Early December.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Chemistry (SUROC) provides students from outside* the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill an opportunity to engage in hands-on cutting-edge research in our state of the art facilities. This is an opportunity to experience Carolina Chemistry, recognized by ACS as one of the top ten graduate programs.

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During the 10 weeks of research, students will be exposed to the various facets of independent research. A small cohort of 10 students will work together building a strong scholarly foundation.  The experience will be heightened with the opportunities outside the hands-on laboratory work: site visits to large pharmaceutical and small startup companies; introduction to scientific entrepreneurship; experience presenting scientific research; training in research ethics; and exposure to chemical equipment and facilities.

Dates | Details

  • May 25- July 30, 2020 (Dates are approximate. Exact dates will be determined)
  • 10 weeks of hands-on research with UNC Chemistry faculty, postdoctoral associates and graduate students
  • Special seminars related to presenting scientific research and writing scholarly abstracts and papers
  • Workshops related to graduate programs and professional development skills
  • Social activities: Durham Bulls Game, Bowling, Movies, Defy Gravity
  • Participation in a research symposium at the end of summer where you will be required to present your research in either a poster or oral presentation

Stipend | Travel | Housingseminar

  • $5,000 stipend
  • Travel to campus available up to $500
  • On-campus housing provided in Ram Village Apartments
  • Meal stipend

Eligibility | Requirements 

  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Rising Juniors or Seniors, exceptional rising Sophomores will be considered
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Chemistry Majors or relevant coursework with a strong emphasis in chemistry
  • Women, students with disabilities, and underrepresented minority students (defined by NSF as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions | Application Materials

 

*Please note- Any student who is currently enrolled at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (full or part-time) is ineligible to apply.

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