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Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Opportunities

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Summer Research Students 2022-2023


1.  Attend research presentation on December 2nd at 4:30 pm in SC 199 (Cunniff).

2.   Check out the Research web page for faculty member which interests you.  (See links to Faculty Profiles on Department Faculty Page).   Look through the websites and check out current publications.  It might also be helpful to reach out to current and prior students who worked in the lab to hear about their experiences.  

3.  Email the faculty member(s) you are interested in and set up a time to meet and discuss research.  

4.  Fill in online application form.  You will be asked to login using your Swarthmore username and password to access the application.   You must complete the online application by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 10th.

When Will You Hear Back From Us:
Chemistry/Biochemistry faculty members meet as a group to look over all the submitted applications.  You will receive feedback about the availability of research positions in early January 2022.   After the internal Chemistry and Biochemistry application process is complete, there is a college wide summer fellowship process you will need to complete  if you are invited to join a lab.  The deadlines for the college wide summer applications are set by the Provost's office.

If you have any questions, please email

A document containing some links for finding off-campus research positions can be found here:   Off Campus STEM Research Opportunties

The videos from 2020 are linked to the following page