CLP Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium Award
A Northwestern undergraduate research award
Program dates: Late-October 2020 – June 10, 2021
Application due October 14, 2019 by 5:00PM. Download the Application here.
The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute invites Northwestern undergraduates to apply for a $1,000 grant designed to provide a student or team of students with support for interdisciplinary research with a CLP faculty member. The funds are designated for the purchase of scientific supplies and registration and travel costs to the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) in April 2021.
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Applicants must be Northwestern undergraduates. Research must be conducted with a CLP faculty member. Preference given to rising juniors and seniors. Students must conduct their research with a CLP faculty member. Previous lab experience is suggested. Applicants will be selected based upon their academic achievements and scientific interests. We typically fund one student each year.
HOW TO APPLY
- Completed application form. Click here to download the form.
- A one-page, single-sided proposal describing the research you would conduct if selected for this program. Include title of project centered at top of the page. Use a standard 10 to 12 point font. A second page is allowed for figures and/or references.
- A letter of recommendation from a CLP faculty member.
HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR PROPOSAL
Those in a lab: Contact your PI at least three weeks in advance of the application due date for her/his assistance with developing a proposal and asking for your letter of recommendation.
Those who are looking to join a lab: Once you have an idea of whose lab you would like to join, reach out to the faculty member to set up a meeting. Plan on doing this at least four weeks before the application due date. Additionally, Northwestern’s Office for Undergraduate Research has a great website with resources on how to find a lab, develop a project, and working with faculty. http://undergradresearch.northwestern.edu/develop-project
Projects may include research in the following areas:
- Organic Synthesis
- Inorganic Synthesis
- Polymer Chemistry
- Chemical Engineering
- Polymer Physics
- Biochemical Engineering
- Modeling and Simulation
- Materials Science
- Electronic Materials
- Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Cell Biology
- Structural Biology
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Hormone Action
- and Signal Transduction
- Genetics and Developmental Biology
- Experimental Condensed Matter
- Theoretical Condensed Matter
Projects can include use of the following facilities:
- Biological Imaging Facility http://www.bif.northwestern.edu/
- Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging http://cami.northwestern.edu/
- ChemCore http://cmidd.northwestern.edu/
- Developmental Therapeutics Core http://cdt.northwestern.edu/developmental-therapeutics-core
- High Throughput Analytics Laboratory http://sites.northwestern.edu/htal/
- Proteomics Core http://proteomics.northwestern.edu/
- Recombinant Protein Production Core http://rppc.northwestern.edu/
- Quantitative Bio-element Imaging Center http://qbic.facilities.northwestern.edu/
The research award allows the student to participate in research independent of the regular curriculum for two quarters. The students are required to:
- Perform two quarters of research
- Present a research poster or give an oral presentation at the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium in April 2020.
The students are highly encouraged to actively participate in:
- CLP Lunch & Learns
- CLP-sponsored workshops
- Institute-sponsored symposia