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Chemistry Department Summer Research Fellowships

Proposal Overview

Chemistry Department Summer Research Fellowships

Fellowships awarded by the Chemistry Department 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, but need not be on-campus (for example, these can support virtual projects with a Reed faculty member or off-campus projects with a faculty member from another institution). Award amount is a $5,600 stipend for a minimum 10-week full time engagement.

A single application can be submitted for consideration for all applicable fellowships. Please follow the instructions below to prepare your proposal. 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 before reaching out to potential off-campus research advisors, and in preparing any application.

Application deadline: Wednesday March 31st, 2021 at 12:00PM, noon.

Summer Research funding is available through the following sources:

To apply for off-campus fellowships, 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?

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 Julie Fry ( with questions.