2015 UMN SRPThe CSP will provide up to 12 undergraduate research positions to undergraduate students during the summer of 2017.  Up to eight positions are available at the University of Minnesota and up to two positions each at University of California-Berkeley, Northwestern University, and Cornell University.

This program is open to students in science and engineering majors, preferably chemistry, chemical engineering and material science. Underrepresented multicultural students – African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American students, or students with disabilities who have US citizenship or permanent residency status are strongly encouraged to apply.

This research experience requires a full-time commitment to extensive lab work for ten weeks from June 5th to August 11th. Program participants will receive a $5000 stipend, campus housing, meal allowance, travel reimbursement up to $500, and a travel grant to present at a national conference. 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.

The application deadline for the summer 2017 program has passed.  Students with completed applications will be notified by early March.

A complete application consists of an online application form, a statement of purpose, current resume, one letter of recommendation, and a transcript.

Your statement of purpose is a 500-word (maximum) statement describing why you wish to participate in this program, any previous research experiences, and your career goals.

A letter of recommendation should be submitted as a PDF file or on official university letterhead directly from a faculty member whom you have had as an instructor or for independent study.

Questions about the application should be submitted via email to Jennifer Henderson.


Need help with your application?  Read our application guide and our tips/suggestions for writing a good statement of purpose.