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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 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