2015 UMN SRPThe CSP will provide up to 15 undergraduate research positions to undergraduate students during the summer of 2016.  Up to nine positions are available at the University of Minnesota and up to three positions each at University of California-Berkeley and Cornell University.

Applicants to the University of California-Berkeley and Cornell University may come from any institution; applicants to the University of Minnesota are limited to non-University of Minnesota undergraduates.  This program is open to students in science and engineering majors, preferably chemistry, chemical engineering and material science. This CSP undergraduate research program operates in collaboration with the NorthStar STEM Alliance, a National Science Foundation funded Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. 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 6th to August 12th. Program participants will receive a stipend of $6400 for their work in the program. 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 2016 program has passed.  Students with completed applications will be notified by early March.

The following materials must be submitted in addition to the online application:
1. Statement of purpose and your current resume (as one PDF file)
2. A letter of recommendation
3. Official 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.

Items can be submitted via email to Jennifer Henderson or by mail to UMN Department of Chemistry, (Attn: Jennifer Henderson), 207 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431.


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