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REU Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Experimental and Computational Modeling of Materials and Bio-Molecular Systems

Applications for the Summer 2023 Program are now open! The application deadline for non-University of Utah students has been extended to Feb 15, 2023.

Program dates: May 25th (arrival) - Aug 4th, 2023. Time commitment: 40 hours a week.

REU 2017
Join undergraduates from colleges and universities across the United States. Engage in full-time, cutting-edge research on a project of your choice.

The program includes:

  • Stipend of $6,000
  • Travel allowance and on-campus housing (to non-local students)
  • Training and research
  • Weekly luncheon seminars
  • Activities with other University of Utah REU programs
  • Outdoor adventures in the spectacular Wasatch mountains
  • Culminating symposium
  • Travel support to present at a research conference

REU Information for Summer 2023

Program dates: May 25th (arrival) - Aug 4th, 2023.


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Program Directors

Professor Ming Hammond

Professor Michael Gruenwald

Click Here to apply

Applications are submitted through the NSF ETAP system.

Applications Parts: Personal, school, and references info (two reference letters required); College transcript (file upload); Statement of research interest (300 words), Personal statement (~ 1 page)

Important Information for Reference Letters: : Your reference letter writers will receive an email with submission instructions once you complete the application. You are encouraged to inform them to look out for this email (including checking spam folders). Please work with your letter writers to make sure your application is complete by the deadline of February 15, 2023. The ETAP system lets you include a message to your letter writers. Please include the following information for your letter writers:  "The University of Utah REU program deadline for reference letters is Feb 15, 2023". 

For University of Utah students:  One reference letter must be from the Chemistry faculty that has agreed to sponsor your REU application and serve as your summer research mentor.  

Step one: Imagine. Step two: Do. Opportunity awaits.
All things are possible at a place we call Imagine U. 
The University of Utah

Last Updated: 4/24/23