Student 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.

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 link in the yellow box above to express your interest in undergraduate research with Department of Chemistry 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 (pdf)

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