Norris-Richards Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship
The Northeastern Section
of the American Chemical Society established the James
Flack Norris and Theodore William Richards Undergraduate Summer Scholarships
to honor the memories of Professors Norris and Richards by promoting research
interactions between undergraduate students and faculty.
of $3500 will be given for the Summer of 2017. The
student stipend is $3000 for a minimum commitment of
ten weeks of full-time research work. The remaining $500
of the award can be spent on supplies, travel, and other
items relevant to the student project.
Institutions whose student/faculty
team receives a Norris/Richards Undergraduate Summer
Research Scholarship are expected to contribute toward
the support of the faculty members and to waive any
student fees for summer research. Academic credit may
be granted to the students at the discretion of the
are required to submit a report (5-7 double-spaced pages
including figures, tables, and bibliography) of their
summer projects to the NESACS Education Committee by
October 20, 2017 for publication in The Nucleus.
They are also required to participate in the Northeast
Student Chemistry Research Conference (NSCRC) in April 2018.
will be accepted from student/faculty teams at colleges
and universities within the Northeastern Section.
The undergraduate student must be a chemistry, biochemistry,
chemical engineering, or molecular biology major
in good standing, and have completed at least two
full years of college-level chemistry by Summer
Criteria for Selection:
scientific merit - important
factors include the originality of the project, the
depth of the investigation, the significance of the
scientific questions you pose, and the methods you
propose to use.
feasibility - evidence must
be provided to demonstrate that the project can be
completed by you in the time available and with the
facilities at your disposal.
preparation - your academic
record, your ability to handle the project, and the
background study you have made on your research problem
will be taken into consideration.
commitment - the depth of your
commitment, and that of your department, faculty,
and institution to independent research as a vital
component of science education will be assessed.
were to be submitted via email (PDF format) no later than March 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm, to
the Chair of the Selection Committee: