ACS International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Program
Fellowship at a Glance
To allow talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country.
The ACS International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program is an opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to conduct 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 2022, up to 7 students from the United States will be selected to conduct research in Germany and receive material support through the ACS IRES program. Research in Germany is conducted in tandem with and facilitated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE Program. More information about student support can be found in the Financial Consideration sections on the page linked below.
For the summer of 2022, up to 4 students from the United States will be selected to conduct research at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The IRES program is for current second- and third-year undergraduates in chemistry or an allied field at a U.S. institution. Students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. ACS membership is not required to apply.
The application period for Singapore will close January 10, 2022.
The deadline for the German program was December 15, 2021. The application is currently closed.
How to Apply
Application period opens December 1 for the ACS IRES Program in Singapore.
Application period opens November 1. More information on the ACS IRES Program in Germany. The deadline for the German program was December 15, 2021. The application is currently closed.