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. 

Please note: the 2021 KU Dublin City University REU Exchange Program has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the program to be reinstated for summer 2022.

Please also note that the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the 2021 Exchange program, including room and board specifications, travel restrictions, social distancing and face covering requirements, and other safety protocols within the labs. We will keep you up to date with any COVID-19 related changes to the program as we receive them.


Summer 2021 Program Date 
M̶o̶n̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶2̶4̶ ̶-̶ ̶ ̶F̶r̶i̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶J̶u̶l̶y̶ ̶3̶0̶.̶

Intent to Apply Deadline
S̶u̶n̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶F̶e̶b̶r̶u̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶7̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶1̶ ̶

Application Deadline
S̶u̶n̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶F̶e̶b̶r̶u̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶2̶1̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶1̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶1̶1̶:̶5̶9̶ ̶P̶M̶

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 TBD

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 Blánaid White at DCU. 

Previous Program Participants

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

A list of our previous DCU Exchange Program Participants.
YearKU ParticipantDCU Participant
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