Students who are interested in working in the areas of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, pharmacy and physics will be considered for a variety of available funds. Students from universities other than Duquesne will be eligible for departmental funding. Duquesne University students are eligible for a portion of all funds. Eligibility for the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience (NURE) programs are limited to students who will actively work on a pain or neuroscience project, respectively during the summer research period.
Students may apply for all funding from the Undergraduate Research Program during their freshman, sophomore or junior year. Seniors will be considered for individual faculty grant funds, some departmental funds, and some externally funded programs (e.g. PURE and NURE).
The online application, along with all required materials, must be received by the following deadlines:
Duquesne Students: Friday, March 1, 2019 (Note - DU student application deadline for PURE, NURE, and Biology CIRCLE programs is Feb. 15)
External Students: Friday, February 15, 2019
We will announce when decisions are made. For further information, call 412.396.4172 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Program, the Chemistry NSF-REU, the Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Reserach Experience (NURE) NIH-SRE, the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) NIH-SRE, and the Biology CIRCLE Program NSF-REU may work in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the School of Pharmacy, the Rangos School of Health Science, or the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. Please submit only one application. The committee will consider each applicant for all eligible funds.
A complete application for the General URP program and the Chemistry NSF-REU includes:
Students are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible. All fields must be completed. If for any reason you are unable to upload your materials via the online application, you may email your official transcript, two letters of recommendation, resume and statement of goals to email@example.com.
Duquesne Students: The Office of Student Services will obtain copies of official transcripts from the Office of the Registrar once the deadline for applications surpasses.
External Students: Request a PDF of your official transcript from your university registrar. You must submit your transcript as a PDF via the online application by Friday, February 15, 2019. If you are unable to access a PDF of your transcript, you may send a hardcopy of your official transcript to:
Undergraduate Research Program, ATTN: Philip Clarke, 100 Mellon Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.
TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Letters should be from faculty who can assess your ability to do research. The online application provides a link for you to submit names and email addresses of two faculty members who can provide letters of recommendation.
Duquesne Students: Letters of recommendation must be requested, via email, by Friday, February 1, 2019.
External Students: Letters of recommendation must be received by Friday, February 15, 2019.
Resumes should be one page in length. You will upload your resume when you complete the online application.
STATEMENT OF GOALS
The statement of goals should be no longer than one page, single spaced. Include your reasons for wanting to do research, how you feel this program will benefit you and a short list of faculty whose research interests you. See our Science Faculty listing by department. If you are currently working on a research project, please limit the description of the project to one paragraph. Statements are very important to the selection process. If you are applying to be a part of the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) please describe the connection of your research to the field of pain. You will upload your Statement of Goals when you complete the online application.