Barnard Chemistry Summer Research

Summer research in the Barnard Chemistry Department

Barnard faculty work on their research in the summer, often involving students in their projects.  Summer internships in the department are funded by a variety of sources including Sherman Fairchild Fellowship, the Provost Office, Bernice G. Segal Fellowships, and some supported by faculty research grants.  

Faculty research talks on Friday, February 5, 12:00-2:00 PM (903 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. 


*Please be aware that we typically receive many more applications than we are able to accommodate. You are strongly encouraged to apply elsewhere for additional opportunities. 

General  Information

Barnard Summer Research Institute (SRI Main site)

Applications are due Wednesday, February 24, 2016, to Ms. Joanna Chisolm, 504A Altschul or

We encourage applicants to speak with faculty members individually prior to appication submission.

Stipends:  $4500 for 10 weeks: Tuesday, May 31st 2016 to Friday , August 5th 2016  -OR-  Monday, May 23rd 2016 to Friday, July 29th 2016 (determined by research advisor).

Housing:  Student housing will be provided. The only cost is the $50 application fee.  


Interested in finding out more about summer research with a particular faculty member?  

You can join for one of the faculty hosted sessions (see list below) or you can email the faculty member to get more information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting. 


Faculty Hosted Sessions:

Marisa Buzzeo - Thursday, Feb. 11th, 6 - 7 pm, Alt. 806

                           Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 4 - 5 pm, Alt. 806


Andrew Crowther - Friday, Feb. 12th, 2-3 pm in Alt. 806


Christian Rojas - Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 3 - 4 pm, Alt. 806

                           Thursday, Feb. 18th, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Alt. 806


Dina Merrer - Thursday, Feb. 11th, 1- 2 pm, Alt. 806

                       Friday, Feb. 19th, Noon-1pm, Alt. 514


Mary Sever - Tuesday, Feb. 9th 7 - 8 pm, Alt. 604

                      Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 6 - 7 pm Alt. 604.




Other Faculty TBD


Faculty Emails:

Rachel Austin ( Inorganic Chemistry)

Marisa Buzzeo (Biological Physical Chemistry)

Andrew Crowther (Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience)

Dina Merrer  (Physical Organic Chemistry)

Christian Rojas (Organic Synthesis)

Mary Sever (Biochemistry)

Christina Vizcarra (Biochemistry)

Benjamin Bostick (Geochemistry)




Participating Faculty

Application for 2016


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.