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The following materials are required for your application to be considered:

  1. A completed Online Application,
  2. Copy of current transcript, official or unofficial, including fall 2013 semester.
  3. Two letters of recommendation sent from the recommending person directly to Elaine Knight (remember to follow-up to confirm the letters have been received by the deadline).
  4. An essay (500 words or less) describing your interest in chemistry summer research.  Also, in a separate paragraph include your plans after graduation and career goals or interest (i.e. job, graduate/professional school, research area and other).

Deadline: March 1, 2014 to ensure full consideration.


Submission of Supporting Documents

  • All documents should be submitted electronically as attachments to: chemreu@ku.edu.

An acknowledgment will be sent via email confirming receipt of your application.

In most cases, notification of our decision will be sent by April 4, 2014.


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