ACS International Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) Program
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Updated: November 27, 2017
Want to learn more about the research the 2016 IREU students conducted? Check out their progress page here.
About the program
The ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) and ACS International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program are bilateral exchanges that allows talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country.
Students spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier chemical and materials science research projects under the guidance of faculty members and graduate student mentors to sharpen scientific skills, develop collaborations with scientists abroad, and experience the life and culture of a foreign country.
For the summer of 2016, up to 16 students from the United States will be selected to conduct research in Germany, Italy, Singapore, or the United Kingdom through the program.
Conversely, 1-3 students from each of the partner institutions in Italy (University of Perugia), Singapore (National University of Singapore), and the United Kingdom (University of Strathclyde) are to be selected to conduct summer research at a university in United States of their choosing.
2016 Summer Research Programs
Students enrolled at a U.S. institutions please visit the summer research outside the U.S. page. Students enrolled in Germany, the University of Perugia, the National University of Singapore, or the University of Strathclyde, please visit the summer research inside the U.S. page.
This portion of the exchange is only for U.S. undergraduate students enrolled at a U.S. institution. Students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students do not need to be a member of ACS nor is membership status a criteria used in judging applicants.
For further information on how to apply and the benefits the U.S. students receive, please visit the research outside the U.S. page.
This portion of the exchange is only for students from Germany, the University of Perugia, the National University of Singapore, or the University of Strathclyde. No other students are eligible. Students do not need to be a member of ACS nor is membership status a criteria used in judging applicants.
For further information on how to apply and the benefits these students receive, please visit the research inside the U.S. page.
Important Links for U.S. Students
|IREU overview outside the U.S.
How to apply
Details on the program
2016 application form
List of Perugia projects
List of Singapore projects
List of Strathclyde projects
List of Germany projects
Important Links for International Students
IREU Program Sponsors and Partners
The ACS IREU Program is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) under two separate grants, DMR-1262908 and IIA-1261104.