International Research Experience for Undergrads (IREU)

The ACS IREU program will be accepting applications for the 2015 cycle beginning November 1, 2014. Watch this page for updates.

The program will be sending eight undergraduates from the United States to Germany starting in 2015. Working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), The program will also be placing approximately eight German students into U.S. university summer programs. If you'd like more information about funding opportunities for an international experience before the applications open, 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: July 22, 2014

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 2015, 17 students from the United States will be selected to conduct research in Germany, Italy, Singapore, or the United Kingdom through the program.

Conversely, 8-10 students from all of Germany (through DAAD RISE worldwide) and 1-3 students from each of the partner institutions in Italy (University of Perugia), Singapore (National University of Singapore), and the United Kingdom (University of Strathclyde) are be selected to conduct summer research at a university in United States of their choosing.

2015 Summer Research Programs

Students enrolled at a U.S. institutions please visit the summer research outside the U.S. page. Students enrolled in Germany, the University of Perugia, the National University of Singapore, or the University of Strathclyde, please visit the summer research inside the U.S. page.


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.


This portion of the exchange is only for students from Germany, the University of Perugia, the National University of Singapore, or the University of Strathclyde. No other students are eligible. 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 these students receive, please visit the research inside the U.S. page.