Application Information

This REU program aims to foster a diverse and skilled network of students that can meet the field of Biomedical Science and Engineering's demands. To achieve such diversity and skill in the student population, we encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply for this training opportunity.

Eligibility for the REU

A set of criteria have been established by the National Science Foundation to select students for the REU program.

The initial application requirements for undergraduate students are as follows:

  • Current undergraduates who have completed 60 hours of coursework
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • U.S citizens or permanent residents

The program requires mandatory attendance 40 hours a week Monday through Friday, except holidays. This is necessary to complete projects within a short time frame.

The application process is open through March 1, 2020. Click here to apply

Questions? Contact Kathy Feczko at

Application Materials

Prospective students will apply online by submitting a transcript, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement that addresses his/her reasons for applying, future educational and career plans and relevant experience.

Selection Process

Prospective students will be provided with information about REU activities, faculty mentors, and available research projects. Students will be able to request their top choices for research projects and faculty mentors. Individual faculty mentors will review the applications and make their recommendations to a selection committee. The selection committee consists of the PD and four faculty mentors rotated every year. Our goal is to accept 50% students from underrepresented groups including those students from campuses without STEM research opportunities. 


Ten students will be selected and each will receive:

  • $5,000 stipend
  • Free dormitory housing, if needed
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $450
  • On-campus supplemental meal allowance of up to $500