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NSF REU Program

2020 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Furman

Spend a summer doing state-of-the-art chemistry research in a dynamic, undergraduate-centered environment. The Furman University Department of Chemistry invites student/faculty teams to spend ten weeks discovering the joys and challenges of scientific discovery. Bring your own project or collaborate with one of our research teams — see research projects of Summer 2020.

Students: Learn about chemistry, AND learn to be a chemist! The Furman REU program is designed for students to work in a dynamic research environment during an intensive ten-week summer experience and to be able to continue this work into the academic year with your favorite instructor. Students of under-represented minority groups are especially encouraged to participate. Participating students must be:

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate chemistry program (and plan to be enrolled during fall term of 2020).

Faculty: We will provide you with a fellowship, laboratory space, funding for supplies and congenial colleagues who will renew your excitement in science. We invite you and a student to come and explore your own research ideas or collaborate with our research groups.

Applications are accepted from TEAMS composed of faculty and student(s). Students may NOT apply individually to the program.

For information about the Furman REU program,
download our brochure (PDF)


Visiting research teams must submit
applications (DOCX) by March 9, 2020


Please complete the application on-screen and then print to add signatures. It will be much appreciated if the completed applications are scanned and emailed to Karen Buchmueller. (Additional materials must be Word or PDF files.)

The program will run May 18 – July 24, 2020 (ten weeks). Students will receive a fellowship of $5,000 and a $500 housing/transportation allowance. Faculty are eligible for a fellowship of up to $8,000 ($7,431 stipend plus FICA), as well as support for supplies. Prospective teams should contact the program directors for more information:

Karen Buchmueller
Phone: 864.294.2683
Fax: 864.294.3559

The Furman Chemistry REU site is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation.