REU Application


Applications for the REU program are sought from undergraduate students who are interested doing physics research, and who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants should not have earned B.A. or B.S. degrees as of the start of the program. Women, members of underrepresented groups, U.S. veterans, and students from Universities with limited research programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications should include:

  • Two letters of recommendation 
    • Recommenders will receive an email request for their letter within 24 hours of your application submission
  • Research & Biographical Statement 
    • Discuss your interest in participating in the REU program
      • How will this program fit into your goals (e.g. pursuit of graduate- or professional-level work in a specific discipline or area)
      • What scientific questions intrigue you and why
      • What research areas interest you? Be specific as this will help facilitate your placement.
    • Discuss your relevant background - academic, personal, and service
      • What unique strengths, interests, and qualities that you bring to the program
      • What you hope to gain from participating in the program.
    • Provide a short summary (100 words max.) of your academic background, research and other interests, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and other items of possible personal interest that will help other students, faculty and staff to get to know you. The sketch should be written in the third person.
  • Unofficial Transcript


Applications open October 31st and close January 31st.


Apply to the REU Program