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Welcome to UNC Chapel Hill Chemistry!

 

Summer 2021 APPLICATION CYCLE:
Applications were due February 15. Letters of recommendation are accepted through March 1.

 

Due to COVID-19, our Summer 2021 program may be held virtually. We are closely monitoring the situation and will make a decision this spring. 

 

lab3The 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 our 10 week program, students will conduct independent research under the mentorship of one of our world-class research faculty. Students can choose to work in a research laboratory in any of our five divisions: Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, or Polymer/Materials. A small cohort of students will work together building a strong scholarly foundation through weekly professional development experiences.  The program will provide additional opportunities outside 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. Outside of professional development, our cohorts have no-cost weekend adventures to explore the many activities the Triangle Area of NC has to offer.

 

Dates | Details  

2021 tentative dates: May 24 – July 30

  • Summer 2021 may be held virtually. We will assess the situation and make a decision in early Spring. 
  • 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, and more
  • 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 | Housing

  • $5,000 stipend
  • Travel to campus available up to $400
  • On-campus housing provided in Ram Village Apartments
  • Meal stipend (on-site only)

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

  • Instructions to apply can be found here.
  • Deadline is Feb. 15
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*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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