Participants work side by side with CAICE research teams and complete a research project during this exciting paid summer opportunity.

Summer Undergraduate Research

CAICE operates a summer research program for undergraduate students during each summer, with participants at multiple universities associated with the Center. Applications are open now and close February 1st 2021. ***DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 28th 2021!

Benefits and Details

  • Mentoring from top CAICE faculty, postdocs & graduate students in the CAICE network
  • Placement in a CAICE lab site (lab placements are available across the U.S.)
  • Conduct exciting hands-on scientific research
  • 8-10 week program (dates to be determined by lab placement site)
  • Preparation for graduate school, attend field trips & symposiums
  • Presentation of your research results to other students and faculty at the conclusion of the program
  • Receive a minimum stipend of $5000
  • Reimbursement for out of town travel costs (up to $500)
  • Housing for full program duration (subject to change depending on COVID-19 safety regulations)

Who Should Apply?

  • Application open to undergraduates with an interest in chemistry who would like to participate in cutting edge CAICE research
  • Women, students from underrepresented groups, and military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Priority will be given to current 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates
  • Students from community colleges are encouraged to apply 
  • Open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only


Application Instructions

  1. Please review the links to the CAICE faculty advisers and their labs below and choose your 1st and 2nd lab choices
  2. Fill out the application below or click here for the link.
    This will include a personal statement, statement of interest, and contact information for a recommendation letter
  3. After you submit your application, an email will be sent to your selected reference/recommendation writer asking them to fill out a form on your behalf. Please follow up with them to make sure they do so
  4. After your letter writer completes their form, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know and also confirming that your application is complete!

Important Notes

  • The deadline to submit your Application Form and the Recommendation Form is February 1, 2021, otherwise your application will be considered incomplete
  • Accepted participants will be notified in March 2021

CAICE Labs Available for Summer 2021


If you have any questions, please contact Jeanette McConnell, the Education, Outreach & Diversity Coordinator


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