Dublin City University Exchange Program

Since 2013, the Chemistry Departments at KU and Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland have maintained a summer undergraduate research exchange program.

Each summer one KU Chemistry major is selected to spend 10 weeks performing intensive research at DCU, while we provide the same opportunity for a chemical sciences major from DCU. 


Summer 2023 Program Date 

Monday, May 22 - Friday, July 28

Intent to Apply Deadline

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Application Deadline

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm

To view sample projects, email Lindsey Roe, UG Program Administrator (lindseyp@ku.edu).

Application materials

  1. A one (1) page essay/personal statement outlining your academic qualifications
  2. Your current resume or CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf, at least one of them from a Chemistry Department faculty member.

Please submit all application materials to Lindsey Roe (lindseyp@ku.edu).

The selected KU participant will interface with the KU Office of Study Abroad & Global Engagement to make intertnational travel arrangements and participate in training. 

The program grew out of a long-term collaboration between Professors Craig and Sue Lunte at KU, and Professor Bl├ínaid White at DCU. 

Previous Program Participants

Below is a list of our previous KU/DCU Exchange Program Participants.

YearKU ParticipantDCU Participant
2023Colleen ThachJodie Kearney
2022Riley StegmaierJamie Somers
2021n/a - program cancelledn/a - program cancelled
2020Megan Hegarty* 
2019Tyler NguyenDarragh Adelaide
2018Eleanor Stewart-JonesGeldon Sherifi
2017Emmaline LorenzoMark Craven
2016Brooks HidakaFergal O'Donnell
2015Collin ClayEsha Abbi
2014Hilary StraubStephen Foley
2013Mitchell NewtonRobert Murphy


*unable to participate due to COVID-19 travel restrictions