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Undergraduate Research

Which programs are for you?

  • A University of Michigan student? You may apply to the programs on this page.
  • Are you an non-University of Michigan student looking for summer research opportunities? See the Chemistry REU page

Also read: How to Find An Undergraduate Research Experience 


Undergraduate Research Form - Department of Chemistry
This form is to be completed by a Chemistry, Chemical Science, Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science or Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences major who is doing research outside of the Department of Chemistry and would like to receive course credit.

Undergraduate Research and Independent Study

Participation in undergraduate research is a long-standing tradition in the Department of Chemistry, and is a great learning experience that will help to further develop your problem-solving skills, your laboratory techniques, and your communication skills.

UM students only: Use the researchMatch system [also linked in the tan bar above] to indicate your interest in undergraduate research with our faculty. We use this information to match students with research mentors. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Eligibility: UM Department of Chemistry majors with freshman, sophomore or junior status

Commitment: Minimum 10-week full time research equivalent; participation in weekly seminars, field trips, final poster sessions, and other activities of the program.

Potential Mentors: Chemistry Research Faculty


SURP Application Form

Deadline to apply:  Monday, March 9th 2020

Every summer, the department and a number of private and corporate partners provide summer undergraduate research fellowships. 

For further information, please contact the Chemistry Undergraduate Office