IREU | Summer Research Outside the U.S.

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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, the UK, Singapore, and Italy 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.

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Last Updated: July 22, 2014

About the IREU program outside the U.S.

U.S. chemical and materials science students may apply for a summer research opportunity in Germany, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom through the ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) program. In total, 17 U.S. students will be chosen to receive this award in summer 2015. In addition to the $4,000 stipend and airfare/housing compensation, the selected students will each receive an orientation session in Washington DC, a trip to the 2016 ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA, language training, medical insurance, and more, totaling a value of over $10,000. Interested students are encouraged to learn more about the IREU program's eligibility, financials, and expectations.

Please note that the application process for the projects in Germany varies from the process for the projects in Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The latter three countries use a common application while the initial stage of the application process for Germany is managed by the DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.

U.S. students interested in all listed nations may as a result submit an application for both the awards to Germany and a single combined application for Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Participating Sites

All of Germany
Italy University of Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Singapore National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
United Kingdom
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland

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This program is made possible through generous financial support from NSF/DMR REU Award #1262908 and NSF/IIA IRES Award #1261104