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Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer research experiences for undergraduates (REU) are primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are hosted by institutions throughout the United States and internationally.  These highly competitive programs normally begin accepting applications in late Fall for opportunities occurring in the next calendar year.

 
Resources for the REU Application Process

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Tips on Creating a Winning Application

Writing Strong Essays and Personal Statements

Getting Strong Letters of Recommendation

 

The list below is not a full list of Summer 2021 REUs.  Visit the National Science Foundation or Pathways to Science to search for more opportunities.

 
California

California State University, San Marcos (San Marcos), Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Beyond: From Beetles to Beer, Application deadline: March 1, 2021.

Pepperdine University (Malibu), Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biology (SURB), Application deadline: February 17, 2021.

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley), Integrating Biology from Melcules to Ecosystems, Application deadline: February 1, 2021.

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles), Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer Research Program, Application deadline, January 4, 2021.

Florida

Florida A&M University (Tallahassee), Reuse Water Quality Research and Extension Experiences for Undergrads (REEU), Application review begins December 14, 2020.

Florida International University (Miami), Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI), Application deadline: February 3, 2021.

Florida International University (Miami), Understanding Coastal Ecosystems, Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

Nemours Biomedical Research (Jacksonville and Orlando), Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

Scripps Research (Jupiter), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, Application deadline: February 15, 2021

University of Florida, (Saint Augustine), Whitney Laboratory Research Experience, Application deadline: February 15, 2021

Zoo Miami, (Miami), Conservation Science, Application deadline: February 1, 2021.

Georgia

Georgia Southern University, Coastal Plain Science, Application deadline: TBD 

University of Georgia (Athens), Fungal Genomics and Computational Biology, Application deadline: March 1, 2021

University of Georgia (Athens), Molecular and Synthetic Microbiology, Application deadline: February 19, 2021

University of Georgia (Athens), Population Biology of Infectious Diseases, Application opens: January 1, 2021

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras (San Juan), Computational and Quantitative Analysis in Biology, Application deadline: March 1, 2021.

South Carolina

Clemson University (Clemson), Biophysics Summer REU, Application deadline: TBA

College of Charleston (Charleston), Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Application deadline: February 14, 2021.

Tennessee

University of Tennessee (Chattanooga), Computational Biology, Application deadline: March 1, 2021.

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