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REU Essentials

2019 Program Details

  • 10-week program: May 28 – August 2, 2019
  • $5750 stipend, paid in two installments on weeks 5 and 10 of the program
  • Free on-campus housing with kitchenette plus meal card with 50 free meals
  • 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 1st.

  • Undergraduates (rising sophomore through rising senior as of Summer 2019)
  • US citizens or permanent residents only
  • Students majoring in biology, biochemistry, or other related disciplines
  • Strong interest in a career that involves scientific research
  • Women, first-generation college students, and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply
  • Active and prior service US military personnel are encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to students from institutions lacking doctoral research programs