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Solvation Scholars Undergraduate Exchange

The RESOLV Cluster of Excellence, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, offers undergraduate students an insight into cutting-edge research in the interdisciplinary field of Solvation Science. Spread across the Ruhr area with many shared facilities hosted at RUB, RESOLV researchers explore how solvent molecules are active participants in the control, mediation and regulation of chemical reactions.

Programme content

This exchange includes participation in a one-week summer school and a 2-3 month laboratory internship with experienced researchers from chemistry, physics, spectroscopy, biochemistry and other disciplines. Possible project topics can be chosen from the fields of spectroscopy, molecular modelling, kinetics, synthesis and related areas.

The exchange begins with the international Graduate School Solvation Science, iGSS, Summer School to gain insight into the latest techniques and disciplines that span Solvation Science. This includes lectures by renowned Solvation Scientists, career workshops with industry professionals, and an in-lab practicum to gain first-hand experiences. Meeting other young researches interested in different stages of their career offers the unique opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other.

The second part of the exchange is a two to three month long research project within one of RESOLV’s working groups. In close collaboration with experienced scientists, the student completes his/her own research project and concludes presenting their work in the audience of the other programme participants. Possible topics include spectroscopy, molecular modelling, kinetics, synthesis and related fields.

With RESOLV to the Ruhr University Bochum

The RESOLV Cluster of Excellence sponsors travel and a monthly stipend for excellent international students interested in the interdisciplinary field of solvation science.

Please note the details on the application procedure and the current deadlines on the RESOLV homepage.

Interested students can send their complete application documents from 15 October 2021 to 15 January 2022. to

Further information about the programme

Costs: RESOLV sponsors travel and a monthly stipend

Duration: 2-3 months

Credit: apply independently at home institution, 14 ECTS equivalent

Location: Bochum, Germany and local Ruhr RESOLV partner institutions

Language of instruction: English

Social fee: optional ca. 300,- Euros as RUB guest student covers unlimited transit ticket, meal discounts and more

Course start: every Whitsuns Week (June 7-10, 2022); in-lab internship may fit student's schedule, e.g. February - April / June - August / July – October

For detailed information, please check the RESOLV Website.

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