Date posted: Jan 5, 2023

CSP Summer Undergraduate Research Program

NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers | Minneapolis, Minnesota, United State of America (USA)

Opportunity Type: Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)

Current Program: Bachelor's

Topics: Organic Chemistry, Materials, Education, Sustainability, Chemical Engineering, Computational Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Sector: Academia

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

The Center for Sustainable Polymers is a NSF Center for Chemical Innovation whose mission is to transform how plastics are made and unmade through innovative research, engaging education, and diverse partnerships that together foster environmental stewardship. CSP participants aim to design, prepare, and implement polymers derived from renewable resources for a wide range of advanced applications, and to promote future economic development, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability in the emergent area of biobased products. This paid research experience requires a full-time commitment to extensive lab work for ten weeks during the summer. All participants will have the opportunity to present their research in a CSP meeting at the end of the summer and in an undergraduate research expo. $5000 stipend - Campus housing (or housing stipend, depending on site) - Meal allowance - Travel reimbursement up to $500 - Travel grant to present research at national conference.

How to Apply?

The application and instructions can be found at: A complete application consists of: 1) An online application form 2) Statement of purpose: 500-word (maximum) statement describing why you wish to participate in this program. 3) One Letter of recommendation: submitted as a PDF file or on official university letterhead directly from a faculty member, ideally one whom you have had as an instructor or has advised you as a research mentor. 4) Resume 5) Transcript: unofficial transcripts are accepted

Program Dates:

June 5-August 11, 2023


February 1, 2023

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