Program Dates: June 5th - August 7th, 2023
Location: Bristol and Bath, UK
Application Deadline: January 8, 2023
Please note that this program is awaiting funding by the NSF
Program Cost: $466 (COVERED BY GRANT)
Program cost includes: international health insurance and program fees
Participants will receive a stipend of $4,000 in addition to travel and accommodation costs from the NSF, but will be responsible for everyday living expenses.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford College invite applications to the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded International Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in England during the summer of 2023 (pending NSF approval). At least eight students from colleges and universities in Greensboro, NC as well as from primarily undergraduate institutions nationwide will participate. Students will spend nine weeks doing research at the University of Bristol or the University of Bath in England. In addition to the opportunity to undertake cutting edge research in organic and organometallic chemistry at one of two extremely well-equipped, major research universities in the UK, students will be provided with a first class international experience.
Bristol, one of England's core cities, is situated 115 miles west of London. With its population of 400,000, it is one of the centers of culture, education and employment in the region. The city is famous for its music and film industries. In 2005 the Chancellor of the Exchequer recognised Bristol's ties to science and technology by naming it one of three "science cities", and promising funding for further development of science in the city. The city has a history of scientific achievement, including the discovery of laughing gas and significant contributions to quantum mechanics.
Students can receive up to six hours of credit for undergraduate research through UNCG:
Minimum requirements are:
- rising junior status
- a GPA of 2.8 (on a four point scale)
- preferable at least one semester's research or internship experience completed before the program begins
Applications, including two references from faculty, are due by January 8, 2023. Applications must be submitted electronically at studyabroad.uncg.edu
Applications are welcomed from all chemistry and biochemistry majors nationwide, but priority will be given to students who are:
Students from any of these groups with undergraduate research experience will also have priority.
- enrolled in UNCG's Lloyd International Honors College
- from the Piedmont Educational Research Consortium (PERC), a consortium of the Departments of Chemistry in the Greensboro area
- from primarily undergraduate institutions nationwide, especially in the southeast
- Transportation between the U.S. and Bristol will be arranged by the faculty
- Accommodation will be provided in the university's dorms
Contact Dr. Anne Glenn, Professor of Chemistry, Guilford College: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNCG reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond its control.