Research Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry offers exciting opportunities for motivated undergraduate students to get hands-on experience in cutting-edge Chemistry and Biochemistry research!

Explore the links below to find out more about our state-of-the-art laboratories, course-based research opportunities, and funding for undergraduate summer experience.

Who We Are and What We Do:

For more information about active research groups in the Department of Chemistry, follow this link to learn about faculty sorted by research area. Or click on individual faculty members’ names here to access group websites.

Course-Based Research Opportunities:

The Research Project Course in Chemistry or Biochemistry (CHEM 4710) is a 4000-level class in which students join a faculty member’s research group and undertake a year-long independent research project. The call for applications takes place during May-June each year for participation starting the following Fall semester

The Faculty of Science Co-op program lets students alternate between study and work semesters in industrial, government, or academic settings as part of their degree program.

Undergraduate Summer Research Awards (USRAs):

Paid summer research projects (May-August, 16 weeks) can be arranged with a faculty member directly, and are often funded through competitive research awards.

A list of faculty supervisors available for summer fellowships and a brief description of current summer projects (sorted alphabetically by sub-discipline) can be found here.

For funding details and deadlines, click on the link below:

Undergraduate research opportunities

Opportunity for U of M undergraduates to do inorganic chemistry research at a University outside Manitoba for a 16-week summer term through the Inorganic Chemistry Exchange