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REU Program

Applications for the 2019 University of Michigan Biophysics Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) are now open! 

Program dates: June 3 - August 9, 2019

Applicants will be required to send transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a completed online application.

The application deadline has been extended to February 25, 2019!


The Summer REU Program in Biophysics provides selected non-University of Michigan undergraduate students** from around the United States an opportunity to conduct ten weeks of summer research with some of the country's leading biophysicists in a range of biophysical fields. The program is conducted in concert with the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program and is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation. 

**Please note: our funding only allows for us to fund US citizens. Support can be granted to permanent residents with the proper documentation. Students from the University of Michigan are not eligible.

REU projects are available in many different biophysical areas. Please click here and here for lists of specific faculty interests. You may assume that every faculty member is interested in hosting an REU student. REU research areas in Biophysics at Michigan include:

  • Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
  • Complex Biosystems
  • Computational/Modeling
  • Enzymology
  • Membrane Biophysics
  • Neurobiophysics
  • Single Molecule Microscopy
  • Spectroscopy

Students who are selected to participate in the Biophysics REU program will receive:

  • A stipend of $5,000
  • Travel reimbursement up to $500 for travel to and from Ann Arbor
  • Housing on campus
  • Access to the UM library system
  • Access to world-class research facilities

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