The NYU Shanghai Student Research Program in Molecular Science (SRPMS) is designed to foster entry into chemistry and biology research-centered careers for highly motivated graduates or 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. 

Admitted students will have the opportunity to actively participate in research projects under the mentorship of a professor who is active at the forefront of his or her field of chemistry and biology. A report summarizing the outcomes of the project is required. Students apply for positions in a roughly 3-month long program with flexible starting dates.

Financial support will be provided for eligible students for the duration of the program.




  • Applicants must be at graduate (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) or undergraduate level and have strong academic records with courses in chemistry, or biology, or related disciplines

  • Applicants must be fluent in English


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

  • Gang Fang (research area: computational biology, genomics)

  • William Glover (research area: computational chemistry, photochemistry/physics)

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

  • Xiang Sun (research area: theoretical chemistry, quantum dynamics)

  • John Zhang (research area: computational chemistry, protein interactions)

* in alphabetical order of the last names

Application deadline

Application deadline: January. 27, 2019


Successful applicants will receive scholarship that subsidizes travel cost, and also a monthly stipend to cover their living cost in Shanghai for the duration of the program.