reu program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The University of Chicago Department of Physics invites applications for its continuing program Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Minorities and Women.

The University of Chicago Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Physics, supported by the National Science Foundation offers undergraduates (members of underrepresented minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) and women) the opportunity to gain research experience working in the laboratory or research group of a Physics Department faculty member. The program is particularly intended at encouraging participation by members of underrepresented minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) and women. Supplementing this valuable practical experience, faculty and graduate students present special lectures to provide an overview of the wide-ranging research conducted in our Department. Ten to fifteen internships will be awarded for the ten-week program, June 12 through August 18, 2017. The stipend for the full ten-week program will be $5,000. Housing will be provided, and there will be modest travel expense reimbursement.

Possible research areas include:

Projects and participants from summer 2009 REU program


Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in physics or related engineering field.

To apply to our REU program go to the online application.

Further Information:


The University of Chicago REU Program
Attn: Ms Brenda Thomas
James Franck Institute
The University of Chicago
929 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637-1433

The deadline for Summer 2017 is February 15, 2017

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