REU Essentials

2018 Program Details


  • 10-week program: May 29 – August 4
  • $5750 stipend, paid in two installments on weeks 5 and 10 of the program
  • Free on-campus housing with kitchenette plus $750 meal card
  • Students must cover own travel expenses
  • 35 hour/week laboratory research in lively, interactive teams
  • Seminars, educational and social activities, final research presentation

REU Application

Due Date: All components of the application, including recommendations, must be submitted by February 15


  • Undergraduates (rising sophomore through rising senior as of Summer 2018)
  • US citizens or permanent residents only
  • Students majoring in biology, biochemistry, or other related disciplines
  • Strong interest in a career that involves scientific research
  • Minorities, women, and active and prior service US military personnel are encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to students from institutions lacking graduate research programs