The 2016 ACS IREU Program is now open!
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About the program
The ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) and ACS International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program are bilateral exchanges that allows talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country.
Students spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier chemical and materials science research projects under the guidance of faculty members and graduate student mentors to sharpen scientific skills, develop collaborations with scientists abroad, and experience the life and culture of a foreign country.
For the summer of 2016, up to 17 students from the United States will be selected to conduct research in Germany, Italy, Singapore, or the United Kingdom through the program.
2016 Summer Research Programs
This portion of the exchange is only for U.S. undergraduate students enrolled at a U.S. institution. Students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students do not need to be a member of ACS nor is membership status a criteria used in judging applicants.
For further information on how to apply and the benefits the U.S. students receive, please visit the research outside the U.S. page.
IREU | How to Apply
Undergraduate students enrolled at a U.S. university/college and holding U.S. citizenship or permanent residency may apply to both the ACS IREU program in Germany and the joint program in Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom by using the following procedures.
Examine the 2016 ACS IREU projects/labs being offered at the university partner sites and rank them in order of interest
- National University of Singapore IREU Projects
- University of Perugia IREU Projects
- University of Strathclyde IREU Projects
- German University Projects
- Apply through the ACS IREU Common Application.
- Applicants must provide the following information in their application
- Up-to-date, official university/college transcript (ensure that your university transcript will NOT lock again a set date)
- Short answers to questions on why you chose the projects you selected and how this experience will advance your career
- Two recommendations, one of which must be from a chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science professor. Upload the scanned and signed letters with your application. Faculty may send letters directly to the IREU program at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Applicants will be notified by mid-March if s/he were selected for the 2016 program.