How To Apply

Eligibility

Students must be US citizens or permanent residents in the US or its territories, and be a rising junior or senior enrolled in a full time baccalaureate degree program.  US citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the Sciences (Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, African Americans, Latino/Hispanic and Pacific Islander) are encouraged to apply.

Steps:

(1) Put together the following materials and combine into a single PDF file that you will upload into our online application form.  Please name the application file Lastname_Firstname.pdf.

2012 SRC REU Participants and their mentors

  • Statement of Scientific/Career Interest
  • Current Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • (2) Identify up to three faculty and at least one area of interest from our faculty directory.  You will enter this information into the online application.  Note that our program is very popular, and we always have more requests for positions than positions available, so it helps to identify multiple groups and projects of interest.

    (3) Line up two letters of recommendation and have them sent directly to our program coordinator at summerresearch@chem.duke.edu.  Have your letter writers’ names and email addresses on hand, as you will enter this information into the online application.

    (4) With these materials in hand, complete the online application.

    Deadline
    Applications will be guaranteed review if received by January 1 of each year.  Applications received after the deadline will be considered if space is still available.  This program is funded by a mix of sources, including the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health.