Application now live!!
Tentative Program dates: June 02 - August 07, 2021
The summer REU in chemistry and biochemistry will be offered in summer 2021 with the understanding that due to issues related to the COVID19 pandemic, the program may be canceled before the start date.


To Apply (Application Deadline is February 28, 2021

Don't forget to include:
  1. Completed application including a résumé and personal statement of career goals, how participation in this program will help you towards achieving your career goals, and what contributions you hope to make to the program.
  2. Names and email addresses of at least 2 faculty members who will provide letters of recommendation
  3. Three top choices for potential research mentors. Please check out the research projects available here.
  4. Transcript(s) from your undergraduate institution(s)

The Program
This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and provides advanced training in chemistry and biochemistry. This summer program provides extensive independent research opportunities designed to develop or refine students' experimental skills and enhance their ability to work as part of a research team. Students will choose from cutting-edge research projects in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as chemistry education research with most projects being interdisciplinary, such as bio-analytical, bio-inorganic, biophysical, or nano-materials. Students will also participate in sessions that will cover a number of topics associated with professional development including development of research proposals, scientific presentations, ethics in science, careers in chemistry and biochemistry including science policy, and a few social activities to build a strong cohort. The combination of intense research, professional development, and cohort building will provide the next generation of scientists with a well-rounded experience and strong encouragement to continue in one of many areas of science as a career.

Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students should have completed at least 4 semesters by the start of the program and have at least one semester of undergraduate study remaining after completion of the summer program. Students must fulfill the NSF citizenship requirements. Students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, women, and students from institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to rising juniors and seniors. No prior research experience is required. 

Applications will require a résumé, statement of career goals including reasons for participating in the program, and at least two faculty letters of recommendation. Students from Miami University, Oxford Campus will not be accepted into the program and they are encouraged to apply to other programs