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 Jan. 31st, 2020 12 - 2pm in DIA. LL103 (location tentative) 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 2020-21 academic year, please read the memo and complete this application form.
Note: The thesis application is due on the same day as the summer research application, Feb. 14th.
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.
We encourage applicants to speak with faculty members individually prior to application submission.
Stipends: $5250 for 10 weeks: Tuesday May 26th 2020 - Friday July 31st 2020.
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?
Meet with individual faculty to hear more about research opportunities in their lab:
Rachel Austin ( Inorganic Chemistry)
Monday, Feb. 3rd, 3:00-3:45 pm, Alt 809
Monday, Feb. 10th, 2:00-3:00 pm, Alt 809 *NEW TIME*
Marisa Buzzeo (Biological Physical Chemistry)
Monday, Feb. 10th, 4:00-5:00 pm, Location TBA
Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 12:00-1:00 pm, Location TBA
Subhasish Chatterjee (Biophysical Chemistry)
Thursday, Feb. 6th, 12:00-1:00 pm, Alt 812C
Friday, Feb. 14th, 12:00-1:00 pm, Alt 812C
Andrew Crowther (Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience)
Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2:00-3:00 pm, Alt 806
or by appointment
Christian Rojas (Organic Synthesis)
Friday, Feb. 7th, 1:00pm, Alt 702
Friday, Feb. 7th, 4:00 pm, Alt 702
Christina Vizcarra (Biochemistry)
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!