Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The University of Chicago Department of Physics invites applications for its Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

The University of Chicago Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Physics, supported by the National Science Foundation, offers undergraduates the opportunity to gain research experience working in the laboratory or research group of a Physics Department faculty member. The program is open to all and we encourage applications from  those underrepresented in physics.

Supplementing this valuable practical experience, faculty present special lectures to provide an overview of the wide-ranging research conducted in our Department, and there are field trips to neighboring National Laboratories.

Ten to fifteen internships will be awarded for the ten-week program, (approximately June 7 through August 12). The stipend for the full ten-week program will be $6,000. Housing will be provided, and there will be a modest travel expense reimbursement.

The deadline for summer is Feb. 15th.

Possible research areas include:


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

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

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