Barnard Chemistry Summer Research

General  Information

Applications are due Friday, February 21, 2014, to Ms. Molly Gill, 504A Altschul or

We encourage applicants to speak with faculty members individually. 

Stipends:  $4200 for 10 weeks.  Housing is included.  Start date negotiated with research advisor.  Availability of student housing is yet to be determined.

Typically 12-15 students are offered positions.  In recent years, we have had many more applicants than we have been able to accommodate.  Thus you are strongly encouraged to apply elsewhere too.

Participating Faculty

Application for 2014

Housing Information (2014 information not yet available)

Summer research in the Barnard Chemistry Department

Barnard faculty work on their research in the summer, often involving students in their projects.  Typically 12-15 students have paid 10-week summer internships in the department, some funded by the college’s Hughes Science Pipeline Project, some with Bernice G. Segal Fellowships, and some supported on faculty research grants.  Housing is provided.

Faculty research talks on Friday, February 7, 2:00-4:00 PM (805 Altschul) provide an opportunity for prospective summer and thesis students to hear about our research and the opportunities for student involvement. We will also describe the summer application process. 

In recent years, we have had many more applicants than we were able to accommodate.  Thus you are strongly encouraged to apply elsewhere too.

Summer internships away from Barnard

Many colleges and universities have REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) programs sponsored by the NSF (National Science Foundation) or similar summer internship programs.  Rising seniors (those finishing their junior year) are often preferred, but many programs are also open to rising juniors and sophomores.  Posters about many programs are on the 8th floor of Altschul, central corridor.  Notices continue to arrive over the next months, so check back often.  WWW listings of many opportunities are maintained through the college’s Hughes Science Pipeline program: ( This can be accessed from the Chemistry Department web page.  Some application deadlines are as early as February 1, others are later. 

Apply often, and good luck.