Additional Information on Our REU Fellowships
(See Undergraduate Applications for general requirements)
REU Fellows are undergraduates who work in residential research programs at MDI Biological Laboratory and are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each student is associated with a specific research project in the biological sciences, where s/he works closely with the faculty and other researchers.
- Open to US citizen undergraduates anywhere in the United States and U.S. Territories who do not have prior undergraduate degrees
- Research sites are at MDI Biological Laboratory only
- Students enrolled in non-research-intensive colleges, universities, and community colleges are highly encouraged to apply
- REU Fellows receive some travel assistance, housing, meal plans, and stipends
Other Funding Sources
Other private funding sources are sometimes available, with various eligibility requirements and award amounts. Outstanding applicants for summer fellowships may be selected for other available funding awards.
Online applications require the uploading of student-copy transcripts with fall semester grades, a resume/CV, and answers to several essay questions. Two faculty references are required, which are requested through the online application form. The online application system now allows starting, “saving for later,” logging out, and logging back in to continue editing and augmenting information.
REU Applications Due: February 1, 2018
Decision notification letters are sent to applicants in late March/early April.
2018 Session Dates
Dates are subject to change.
Arrival: Sunday, June 3, 2018†
Student Symposium: Tuesday, August 7, at MDI Biological Laboratory (Family Event)
Departure: Saturday August 11, 2018†
†Dates for students placed at other institutions may vary
Need More Information?
Take a look at our REU Frequently Asked Questions