Funding Opportunities

Through the generous support of Societe de Chimie Industrielle ( and the Guthikonda family the Chemistry department is able to offer students the opportunity to participate in full time summer research.

The Societe Fellowships and the Guthikonda Fellowships will be awarded by preference to any outstanding Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Physics or Environmental Chemistry major or Chemistry Concentrator at Columbia University (or an outstanding student considering one of those majors, or a undergraduate student performing research in the department). Students can be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors. Students must do research with a member of the Columbia Chemistry department. The Fellowships will provide $6500 towards housing and stipend. Students should submit their CV, transcript, a personal statement and a summer research plan. A letter of support from the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the student's research project this summer should be emailed directly to Dr. Gasperov ([email protected]) by the deadline below.

The deadline for Summer 2023 is Feb 22nd, 2023.

Please contact Dr. Vesna Gasperov ([email protected]) for additional information.

The Gray & Eisenberg Undergraduate Chemistry Research Fellowship for Presenters provides funding to selected undergraduate researchers from the Chemistry department who have had their research accepted for presentation at a conference or research meeting.

All funds are provided on a reimbursement basis. If the application is approved, students will receive a notification via email with the confirmed awarded amount and detailed instructions on how to receive their funding.

Please contact Dr. Vesna Gasperov ([email protected]) for additional information.