Application for Summer 2024

QRcode for 2024 Soft Matter REU application

Deadline March 1st, 2024!

Your completed application will consist of:

  • An application form ( or by scanning the QR code above!)
    • Unfortunately, this application must be completed in one sitting. To help you have everything together a pdf of the application form is here. This way you can see what is required before you begin.
    • As part of the application process, you will be requested to rank the available projects. Please see the projects at:
  • Email the following materials to :
    • A 1-page research statement that addresses
      • (a) why you are interested in research and
      • (b) why you are specifically interested in this REU site/project 
    • A 1-page statement that addresses a time that you overcame an obstacle or challenge. This can be either in your academic/research life or in your personal life
    • An unofficial transcript 
  • Two Letters of recommendation on letterhead emailed by your letter writers directly to
    • It is recommended that at least one of your letter writers is a faculty member at your home institution