The National Science Foundation Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCIs) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication. In that regard, CCIs provide unique Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in which students are immersed in collaborative research environments throughout the USA. Applicants can choose from a range of research topics and institutions where to conduct their summer research.
Participants in the CCI Summer Research Programs receive a wide range of exciting opportunities, including:
- A competitive stipend, travel award and housing for 10 weeks.
- Engaging in innovative, cutting-edge multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research.
- Participating in seminars, workshops, career planning sessions and other professional development opportunities.
- Interacting with prominent leaders in the chemical sciences.