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Application Process

Applications to the Summer 2019 Biophysics REU are now closed. Applications for Summer 2020 will open in the fall.

As part of the application process you will need to submit a transcript, CV, and contact information for two faculty to write letters of recommendation, as well as a statement of purpose and statements summarizing your research experience, if any. (No research experience is necessary to apply.) Instructions for submitting these materials will be provided within the online application.

Application deadline is Feb. 15, with rolling admissions until spaces are filled.


Students must have completed at least two semesters of college-level physical science/engineering or biological science/engineering by the start of the program in May 2020. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or greater, with a major in natural science (biological or physical science) or engineering. Participants in the REU program must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students who have completed their bachelor degree before the start of the program are not eligible for the program.