International Research Experience for Students (IRES)

The ACS IREU program is now closed for the 2014 year. All applicants should learn of final decisions by March 31, 2014.

The program will be sending eight undergraduates from the United States to Germany, the UK, Singapore, and Italy starting in 2014. Working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), The program will also be placing approximately eight German students into U.S. university summer programs. For those of you who did not get the chance or were not eligible for this year's program, keep checking our website for news of updates for 2015 and 2016, and browse for other opportunities on the ACS International Centerâ„¢ website.

Do not hesitate to contact ires@acs.org if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Last Updated: February 25, 2014

About the program

The ACS International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program would provide eight undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue cutting-edge chemistry and materials science research at universities across Germany and the United States. Participating institutions are recognized as top producers of scientific knowledge.

Students would spend 10 weeks working on frontier chemistry 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.

Awards would provide for travel, living expenses, insurance, pre-departure orientation, language instruction, and presenting research at an ACS national meeting.