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Chemistry Department Summer Research Fellowships

Proposal Overview

 Chemistry Department Summer Research Fellowships

Multiple sources of funding are available to provide summer research opportunities to Reed students in Chemistry. To apply for any named summer research or other department-funded work position in the Reed Chemistry department, please submit an application through this google form. A single application can be submitted for consideration for all applicable fellowships. If you would like to propose an off-campus project to be funded by one of the named fellowships, please follow the instructions below to prepare your proposal. Again, you need only submit one application and will be considered for all applicable fellowships. Application deadline, Friday March 2, 2018, 12:00, noon.

Summer Research funding is available through the following sources:

  • Maggie Geselbracht Women in Chemistry Fund
  • Marshall W. Cronyn Student Research Fund
  • Arthur F. Scott and Marshall W. Cronyn Student Reserach Fund
  • Kaye V. Ladd Student-Faculty Research Fund
  • R.T. Leber Chemistry Fellowship Fund
  • Frank H. Westheimer Research Fund

These funds are intended to support Reed students pursuing special projects in chemistry during the summer months. The projects must be conducted under the guidance of a mentor, and may be pursued either on- or off-campus. Award amount is $4800 stipend for a minimum 10-week fulltime engagement. In addition, up to $500 in additional funds may be available for travel, to off-campus sites or to meetings for the presentation of findings, or on materials.

Proposals will be judged on their contribution to the applicant’s development in chemistry. All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with a member of the chemistry department in preparing the application.

For off-campus proposals only, please submit the following application materials electronically to Kayla Johnston:

1. One confidential letter of support (e-mailed directly to Kayla Johnston) from the mentor who will be assisting you on the project. The letter should indicate support for the project as described in your proposal.

2. A resume describing your relevant work, research, course or other experiences.

3. Project description (1,000-word limit) detailing the project you plan to undertake. Include a description of your activities. What are the desired outcomes of the project, and how do they relate to your career goals? What will you bring back to Reed from the experience? How does the project fit into your broader training in chemistry and build off your prior experiences?

4. Specific request for the $500 in additional funds, specifying how they will be applied.

In the Fall semester following your Fellowship, you will be expected to present the outcome of your project to the Reed community.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The chemistry department will evaluate the applications shortly after the application deadline.

Contact any member of the chemistry department with questions.

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

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Spring Semester Hours:

Mon, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Tues, 12pm-2pm, Prexy
Wed, 6pm-8pm, LIB 203
Thurs, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Fri, 2pm-4pm, Prexy 
Sun, 6pm-8pm, PAB 130 (NEW LOCATION)

Drop-In Hours w/ CLBR Staff

Fellowships Q&A in Commons: Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:15pm

Grad School, Career, and Internship Q&A in MRC: Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

Career & Internship Q&A in Commons: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

Grad School, Career, and Internship Q&A in Commons: Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm

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