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 10, 2017 12:00-2:00 PM (Altschul 903) 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 Friday, February 24, 2017, 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 30th 2017 to Friday , August 4th 2017  (alternate dates must be approved by your research advisor).

Housing: Subsidized student housing will be provided at a cost of $555 and a $50 application fee (double room, no A/C).  

Application for 2017

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:

Rachel Austin – Inorganic Chemistry

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 4:30-5:30 pm, Alt 809

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 4:30-5:30 pm, Alt 809


Marisa Buzzeo – Biological Physical Chemistry

Monday, Feb. 13th, 4-5 pm, Alt 806

Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 4-5 pm, Alt 806


Michael Campbell – Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 4-5 pm, Alt 514


Andrew Crowther – Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 3-4 pm, Alt 806 (previously Alt 611)


Dina Merrer – Physical Organic Chemistry

Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 4-5 pm, Alt 806

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 9-10 am, Alt 806


Christian Rojas – Organic Synthesis

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 2 pm, Alt 806

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2 pm, Alt. 806


Mary Sever – Biochemistry

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 6:30 pm, Alt 604 (Research Lab)

Friday, Feb. 17th, 4:00 pm Alt 606


Christina Viscara – Biochemistry

Monday Feb. 20th, 12 -1pm , Alt. 612



Faculty Emails:

Rachel Austin ( Inorganic Chemistry)

Marisa Buzzeo (Biological Physical Chemistry)

Michael Campbell (Inorganic and Organometallic 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


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.