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 Feb. 1st, 2019 12 - 2pm in ALT. 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 Feb. 15th at 5pm, to Ms. Joanna Chisolm, 504A Altschul or

There are 2 different types of application:

1) For students applying to do summer research in the Barnard College Department of Chemistry, please fill out this application.

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

Stipends: $5250 for 10 weeks: Tuesday May 28th 2019 - Friday Aug. 2nd 2019. 

Housing: Subsidized student housing is anticipated. Prices will be posted later in the Spring semester.

2) For students who are planning to do chemical research this summer in laboratories outside Barnard College, but in New York City, and want to be a part of the Barnard College Summer Research Institute, please fill out this application.  Please be aware that a summer stipend is required for participation in the Summer Research Institute, and that the Department of Chemistry cannot guarantee departmental stipend support for external research positions.  

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

Monday, Feb. 4th, 12 - 1pm, ALT 809

Friday, Feb. 8th, 2:30 - 3:30pm, ALT 809


Michael Campbell – Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

by Appointment


Subhasish Chatterjee - Biophysical Chemistry

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 4 - 5pm, ALT 812C

or by appointment


Andrew Crowther – Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 4 - 5pm, ALT 806

or by appointment


Dina Merrer – Physical Organic Chemistry

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 9 - 10am, ALT 806

Friday, Feb. 8th, 2 - 3pm, ALT 806


Christian Rojas - Organic Syntheis

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 2 - 3pm, ALT 702

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2 - 3pm, ALT 702


Christina Vizcarra - Biochemistry 

Monday, Feb. 4th, 4 - 5pm, ALT 612

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 9 - 10am, ALT 612

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 11 - 12pm, 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)

Christina Vizcarra (Biochemistry)



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. Some application deadlines are as early as February 1, others are later. 

Apply often, and good luck.