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Applying to REU

Upcoming 2012 REU Program
PROGRAM DATES:  JUNE 4, 2012 – AUGUST 10, 2012
The 2012 REU Summer Program is open to both Brown and Non-Brown undergraduate students.  Non-Brown undergraduates can apply directly to the MRSEC program by completing the 2012Application found below.     

Brown students MUST apply to the MRSEC/REU Program through the Brown UTRA program at
Brown students must be sure to identify CAMR as the department you are applying to work with on the UTRA Application.

2011 REU Participants will receive:

  • A stipend of $3,600 for the 10 week program
  • Reimbursement of up to $1,200 for summer housing costs
  • Reimbursement of up to $500 for travel costs (one roundtrip travel to Providence, RI)

DEADLINE:   February 8, 2012 for Full Consideration
Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have:

  • Enrolled in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree
  • Demonstrate interest and potential to pursue graduate studies
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions

Interested Non-Brown students should submit all of the following:

  • The completed application form in pdf format;
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, research advisors or others who can attest to the student's suitability for a research experience, motivation for a research career, or classroom performance;
  • An official copy of college transcripts;
  • A current resume or a brief biological sketch.

The application form, letters of recommendation and resume can be submitted via email to or sent to the address listed below.   The application form can be completed electronically, but a signature is required. Therefore the form must be printed, signed and then sent as a PDF attachment or hard copy.  Transcripts must be submitted via postal mail.

Application materials can be mailed to:

MRSEC / REU Program
Brown University
IMNI/Center for Advanced Materials Research
182 Hope Street
Barus & Holley Building, Box M
Providence, RI 02912