Summer applicants must:
- Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.
- Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
- Be a documented U.S. citizen or non-citizen national, or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 or J-1 Visa are not eligible for the SURF-C/SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.
The summer undergraduate research program is geared towards undergraduates who have a strong interest in scientific research and are seriously considering graduate studies in all fields of chemistry. We encourage applications from future chemistry researchers:
- Whose participation will add to the diversity of researchers in the sciences
- Who are from institutions that do not have large research programs
NOTE: SURF-C/SR-EIP is not designed for students pursuing professional training for careers in the practice of law, business administration, clinical medicine, clinical psychology or the allied health professions.
- Individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in research careers in the sciences, social sciences and humanities in the academic, public or private sectors, including students who identify as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.
- Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. We understand that some disabilities affect vision, speech, hearing, attention, learning, or mobility, and other disabilities are not obvious.
- Individuals from low-income backgrounds, defined by the Department of Health & Human Services as those who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These income levels are published on the S. Department of Health and Human Serviceswebsite.
Undergraduates who bring diversity to academic study by reason of their culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work and life experiences
International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 or J-1 Visa are not eligible for the SURF-C/SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible. All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal document of such status at the time of application.
This research experience is designed for students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in Chemistry or related fields, including an MD/PhD, and preference will be given to students who can demonstrate a committed interest to the pursuit of a doctoral research degree.
Acceptance and lab placement notifications will begin as early as February 15, and will continue on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled. Final notifications will occur no later than April 15.
Princeton University is part of the Leadership Alliance network of colleges and universities united by a shared vision to train, mentor and inspire a diverse group of students into competitive graduate training programs and professional research-based careers. Several of the Princeton University summer programs will accept applications through The Leadership Alliance Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), including SURF-C and the program in Neuroscience.The SURF-C/SR-EIP program will accept applications only through The Leadership Alliance SR-EIP application process. For students to be considered through the SR-EIP, Princeton must be selected as one of the three SR-EIP sites indicated on the SR-EIP application.
An acceptance through The Leadership Alliance SR-EIP will automatically add the student to the Leadership Alliance Network, and they will present their summer research at the Summer Leadership Alliance Network Symposium (LANS) in Connecticut the weekend of July 29, 2022..
The Leadership Alliance will also provide ongoing mentorship following the summer program as students progress through their education and career.