Eligibility and Selection

Who Should Apply?


In order to be eligible for the CCHF Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program you must be:

  Currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. institution of higher education.

  A U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Permanent residents are defined as: “Resident aliens who are not citizens of the United States and who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (and who hold alien registration receipt cards – Form I551/155.)”

  In good academic standing and not currently under any academic suspension or other disciplinary action at your home institution.

  No previous research experience is required, but students should be able to express an interest in the field of C–H Functionalization.

All eligible students with a desire to be engaged with the CCHF are encouraged to apply. Women, underrepresented groups, and students from schools with limited research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply. Community college students who plan to matriculate to a four-year university and major in chemistry or related fields are also strongly encouraged to apply.




Complete applications will be reviewed by the CCHF CSURP selection committee. When reviewing applicants, the committee seeks students who:

  Can demonstrate an interest in synthetic organic chemistry.

  Provide a well reasoned explanation of their choice of host research group.

Have a solid academic background and strong letters of recommendation.

The CCHF CSURP and our research projects are particularly well-suited to chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering majors. Students in other science or engineering disciplines are eligible to apply but should be able to express a demonstrated interest in the chemical sciences. Potential applicants should review the“Community” section of the website to learn more about the type of research conducted by our members and to determine if this program is a good fit for your academic and research interests.

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