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 the Provost Office, Bernice G. Segal Fellowships, and some supported by faculty research grants.
Faculty research talks on Friday Feb. 5th, 2021 12 - 2pm via Zoom (link to be provided) 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.
Senior Honors Thesis Application
If you are a Biochemistry or Chemistry major and are interested in completing a senior thesis during 2021-22 academic year, please read the memo and complete this application form (application coming soon).
Note: The thesis application is due on the same day as the summer research application, Friday Feb. 19th, 2021.
Barnard Summer Research Institute (SRI Main site)
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 (application coming soon).
We encourage applicants to speak with faculty members individually prior to application submission.
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 (application coming soon). 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?
Meetings will fall between Monday, Feb. 8th - Thursday, Feb. 18th, 2021.
Meet with individual faculty to hear more about research opportunities in their lab:
Rachel Austin ( Inorganic Chemistry)
Wednesday, Feb. 10th 2 - 3pm
Friday, Feb. 12th 5 - 6pm
Marisa Buzzeo (Biological Physical Chemistry)
Subhasish Chatterjee (Biophysical Chemistry)
Andrew Crowther (Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience)
Christian Rojas (Organic Synthesis)
Christina Vizcarra (Biochemistry) TBD
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!