Summer Program (SRPMS)


The NYU Shanghai Summer Research Experience Program in Molecular Science (SRPMS) is designed to foster entry into chemistry and biology research-centered careers for highly motivated graduates and undergraduates with a strong interest in chemistry, biology, or related scientific disciplines. The primary goal of this program is to extend NYU Shanghai's research opportunities to non-NYU Shanghai students and to diversify the scientific workforce in the field of Molecular Science.

Students apply for positions in a 2-month long program with flexible starting dates. Admitted students will have the opportunity to actively participate in research projects under the mentorship of a professor who is at the forefront of his or her field of chemistry and biology. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor. At the end of the program, students produce a report summarizing the outcomes of their research project.

Financial support will be provided for eligible students for the duration of the program. In addition, a limited number of scholarships are available to help offset travel costs.


Application for 2024 is Open.



Applicants are required to state their areas of interest in a personal statement. Below is a list of faculty interested in hosting students in their labs:

  • Gang Fang (computational biology, genomics)

  • William Glover (computational chemistry, photochemistry/physics)

  • Jungseog Kang (cancer cell biology, HC image analysis)

  • Xiang Sun (theoretical chemistry, quantum dynamics)

  • John Zhang (protein-drug and protein-protein interactions, protein dynamics)

* in alphabetical order of the last names



The NYU Shanghai Summer Research Experience Program in Molecular Science (SRPMS) is open for application. Please see the 2024 SRPMS Application Requirements below:

  • The program is open to both graduate students (M.Sc. level) and undergraduates completing their sophomore year or beyond.

  • Applicants should have strong academic records with courses in chemistry, physics, or biology, or related disciplines.

  • Applicants should have a good command of spoken and written English.

  • The duration of the SRPMS program is 2 months with flexible starting dates. (Please ensure that you have no other commitments during the program).

Application Deadlines

Priority deadline: March 10, 2024
Firm deadline: April 30, 2024

Candidates are strongly recommended to apply by the priority deadline. Applicants from outside China must apply by the priority deadline.




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