Qualified students are encouraged to participate as early as the sophomore year in the research conducted by department faculty in such areas as theoretical and experimental physical chemistry, photochemistry, and biooganic and biophysical chemistry. During the academic year students can pursue research (for credit) in the department as well as at the NYU School of Medicine, RockefellerUniversity, and other institutions. Particularly well qualified students compete successfully for prestigious external fellowships from the Goldwater and Beckman Foundations, Pfizer Corporation, as well as the Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) to support their research work in the department. Qualified students who complete a significant body of research work and write a senior thesis graduate with departmental honors.
For those who are interested in exploring the numerous research opportunities available at NYU, you may search the College of Arts and Sciences searchable website. The Draper Society also offers useful information on how to become involved in research as an undergraduate. For more information, you may download their current pamphlet or go directly to the Draper Society website. For summer internships and research opportunities outside of NYU, please see the bulletin boards outside of the Director of Undergraduate Studies office for information.
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
For NYU Abu Dhabi students: Global Network University Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (GNU SUROP)
The application deadline for Summer of 2018 is February 26, 2018.
Links to other Undergraduate Research Opportunities:
NSF Summer Program in Solid State and Materials Chemistry, (click here for pdf of announcement flyer)