PHYSICS RESEARCH

IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (REU)

In Physics at The Catholic University of America


The Department of Physics at The Catholic University of America, in collaboration with the Vitreous State Laboratory, offers a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) in Physics. Undergraduate college students majoring in applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and related majors are encouraged to apply. The program is supported by the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program and provides qualified undergraduate students with an opportunity to conduct ten weeks of summer research with internationally renowned physicists.

The 2020 Summer REU Program at The Catholic University of America in the heart of Washington DC will run from June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

* Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020! *

Students who are selected to participate in the program will receive:

  • Nuclear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Physics
  • Nanotechnology and Device Physics



  • Single-Molecule Biophysics
  • Physics Instrumentation and Technology
  • Computational Physics

REU Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled as 1st , 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at Catholic University
  • A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Available to start at Catholic University in Washington, DC, on Monday, June 1st 2020 and work the duration of the internship (ten consecutive weeks)

The Application Process:

  • Complete the online application form by Friday, February 7th, 2020 -- Apply Now!
  • Provide transcripts and 2 letters of recommendation (Submission instructions in application form)
  • Applications will be not be accepted after the deadline on Friday, February 7th, 2020
  • Review of applications will take place once the window for application has closed
  • Notification process will begin on Friday, February 14th, 2020
  • Applicants will have until Friday, March 6th, 2020 to accept or decline any first round offers