Department of Chemistry

Stevens’ Summer Research Fellowships

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia sponsors a summer research program for outstanding undergraduate students. This program is for non-MU students. Applications will be accepted from those presently in their junior year of undergraduate study in chemistry and who are considering graduate studies. Exceptionally talented sophomores will also be considered.

Objectives of the Program

The program is to provide an opportunity for outstanding students (not enrolled at MU) to learn about research in chemistry. Each fellow will be given a full-time research problem in the Chemistry Department. At the end of the summer, all fellows will give a presentation on their research at a departmental symposium.

Selection of Fellows

Selections will be based on the applicant’s academic record, as well as potential for and interest in future contributions in chemical research. Special emphasis is placed on letters of recommendation from faculty members.

Research Areas

Research will be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Chemistry.  Every attempt will be made to assign a faculty mentor whose interests closely match those of the fellow.  More detail on specific research specialties of the faculty can be obtained from the department’s home page on the World Wide Web:

  • Program Dates: June 2 – July 25, 2014 (8 weeks)
  • Stipends: $4,000 ($2000/month)
  • Transportation Allowance: 1 round trip
  • Tuition: 1 credit hour of research paid
  • Assistance: Information for locating housing
  • Applications (Word or PDF) are due by February 15, 2014.

Additional Information

Contact: Mr. Jerry Brightwell:

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