Date posted: Jan 8, 2024

International REU: Advancing Diversity Through International Engagement

University of Florida, Department of Chemistry | Strasbourg, Paris, Reims, Toulouse, France

Opportunity Type: Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)

Current Program: Bachelor's

Topics: Organic Chemistry, Sustainability, Chemical Engineering, Computational Chemistry, Information Science, Materials, Biochemistry, Nanoscience, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Sciences

Sector: Academia

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

The International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a 11-week program based in France. Participants spend their time in a research lab with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and staff, working on a well-developed research project under the mentorship of an experienced faculty member sponsored by the University of Florida and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Participants travel to France to engage in collaborative intensive research projects at one of four partner sites: Sorbonne University (Paris), University of Strasbourg, AgroParis Tech (Reims), and University of Toulouse – Paul Sabatier. Participants also take part in mentoring and professional development activities throughout the summer that focus on science communication, developing a portfolio to highlight their laboratory skills, and applying for graduate programs and national fellowships. The program targets undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in STEM, and for whom summer research abroad will help steer them towards graduate school and a career in STEM.
Students participate in a pre-departure orientation workshop before going to France to conduct individually mentored research projects across all areas of chemistry. A 3-day workshop brings all participants together for a visit to a biorefinery in Pomacle-Bazancourt highlighting green chemistry applications. Upon return to the US, students present their research outcomes at an ACS National Meeting, where they meet with the PIs for a final mentoring session on fellowship applications.

Stipend consists of $6000 food and miscellaneous + $1000 travel allowance + free housing (provided by hosting site). Reimbursement for ACS participation: Up to $1000 are provided to travel to the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in 2025 (if in person).

How to Apply?

Visit the I-REU website for details
The application includes a personal statement, a research statement, an unofficial transcript, a resume and 2 letterd of recommendation. Application deadline is Jan 15th, 2024

Program Dates:

Summer 2024


January 15, 2024

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