Chemistry Undergraduate Research Application
Use this form to apply for CHEM 391, 491, 492, and 493 each semester you plan on conducting research for credit. This online application must be submitted by August 1st for the Fall term, December 1st for the Spring term, or April 1st for the Summer term to ensure enrollment. Once you have submitted this application, the Course Instructor will verify your position and proposed research project with the Research Advisor and then submit a registration override via Esther. No paper special registration form is required to be signed or submitted. Only the Course Instructor (not the Research Advisor) is authorized to enroll students. If you are applying for CHEM 492/493, please have your Research Advisor submit a recommendation letter to the Course Instructor by August 1st.

If you have any questions about enrollment, please contact the Course Instructor.
Personal Information
First Name: *
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Last Name: *
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Rice Email: *
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Rice Student ID (S0XXXXXXX): *
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Matriculation Year: *
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Graduation Year: *
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Your Current GPA: *
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Have you declared your major at this time? *
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Intended or Declared Major(s) *
Note B.S. or B.A.
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Research Course Information
Research Advisor: *
Provide the name of the lab head (principle investigator) who has granted permission for you to work in his/her lab.
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Day-to-Day Research Mentor Name: *
The name of the postdoc, graduate student, Research Advisor or other Research Group Member who will most closely monitor your progress.
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If your Research Advisor is not a Rice Chemistry Professor, the following information must be provided.
Type NA if not applicable.
Research Advisor's Email: *
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Phone Number: *
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Professional Title: *
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Institution and Department Where Employed: *
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If conducting research off-campus, have you received institutional clearance? *
Institutional clearance must be gained before the end of the second week of classes or you will be asked to drop the course. No exceptions!
Application
What Semester are you Applying for: *
Please Note: This online application must be submitted by August 1st for the Fall term, December 1st for the Spring term, or April 1st for the Summer term to ensure enrollment.
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Have you previously taken CHEM 391? *
If the answer is No then you are not eligible to enroll in any other research course.
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Course Number that you are Applying for: *
Select only one option. Prerequisites: none (for CHEM 391); CHEM 391 (for CHEM 491); CHEM 491 (for CHEM 492); CHEM 492 (for CHEM 493)
Your ORCID iD (16-digit identifier): *
For those students applying for CHEM 491, 492 or 493 only. (e.g. 0000-0002-0677-2621) Note: If you are applying for CHEM 491 but do not yet have an ORCID iD, please email the Course Instructor for the registration process.
How Many Credit Hours do you Want to Take: *
Students are expected to spend at least 3 hours per week for 14 weeks (or at least 42 hours over the course of the semester) for each credit hour. Students applying for CHEM 391 should enroll in 3 credit hours. Those applying for CHEM 491 may enroll in more or fewer credits with approval from their Research Advisor. Students applying for CHEM 492 and 493 are required to take 5 credit hours each semester.
Have you previously conducted research with the Research Advisor you listed above? *
If yes, please provide the semesters.
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If you completed research with a different Research Advisor, which semesters and with which Research Advisor?
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Title of Your Research Project for this Upcoming Semester: *
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CHEM 391 and 491 Abstract *
If applying for CHEM 391 or 491, provide a brief abstract (3-5 sentences) of the work you plan to conduct this semester.
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CHEM 492/493: Have you submitted your Research Proposal? *
If applying for Honors Research, your proposal (1-2 pages with figures, references, etc.) must be emailed to the Course Instructor by no later than August 1st.
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CHEM 492/493: Have you informed your Research Advisor that a letter of recommendation is required? *
If applying for Honors Research, please have your Research Advisor send a letter of recommendation to the Course Instructor by August 1st.
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CHEM 492/493: If completing a thesis with an off-campus Research Advisor, who is your on-campus secondary Research Advisor? *
Type NA if not applicable.
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Special Considerations:
Are there any other experiences or circumstances that should be considered in this application?
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