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Idaho State University

Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (C-SURF)


Must be a Chemistry or Biochemistry major currently enrolled as Sophomores or Juniors.

Students must be either part-time or full-time and be in good academic standing.

Students must be conducting research in the Chemistry Department during Summer 2019.

The funds will cover up to $2500 in wages for the awardees.


Expectations of awardees:

1. Award recipients are expected to work 20-25 hours per week for approximately 8-10 weeks during the summer.

2. Award recipients are expected to present a poster or other presentation on their summer research at an appropriate venue such as ISU's Undergraduate Research Symposium or another professional meeting/conference.

3. Award recipients are expected to submit a Final Report including:

- Summary of your project accomplishments (research results)

- How this project has benefited your education

- Any other comments you may have


Students should submit the following electronically:

1. Student Statement (no more than one page in length)

  • History of Research by Student Applicant

- List research advisor(s) and time(s) of research

- Include any poster or other presentations or papers.

  •  A statement from the student answering the following questions:

- Describe why they would like to participate in this research project.

- How will it benefit their education?

- How will it benefit future careers?


2. Abstract (approximately 250 words)

  • Description of research project, its significance, and approach(es) to be used.


3. Faculty Letter of support

  • From Summer Research Mentor
  • Another Faculty Member


4. Unofficial Transcript(s) of Student Applicant


For more information please contact or 208-282-4444.


Deadline for all applicants is April 1, 2019.


Contact Us

(208) 282-4444

(208) 282-4373

921 S. 8th Ave

Mail Stop 8023

Pocatello, ID 83209-8023