Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI) Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities (mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other) who are majors in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemistry-related fields. Research experience is not required. Preference will be given to students who are:

  • Juniors (i.e. one to two years away from graduation)
  • Interested in chemistry and biochemistry research projects (related disciplines will be considered)
  • Considering graduate or professional school following graduation
  • Highly motivated to excel

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Eligible Student Participants: Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds in either REU Supplements or REU Sites must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate. High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate. Students who have received their bachelor’s degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate.”

Required Materials

Please email the following information to no later than Februray 1, 2020

  • Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • The attached cover Form


Apply By

February 1, 2020

Award Summary:

Participation in state-of-the-art research, Scientific field trips, Mentoring for graduate school and STEM careers, Networking opportunities, Stipend and housing for the duration of the program

Program Duration:

10 Weeks

Note from the Coordinator:

Research projects are assigned based on the students’ scientific interest. Once students are admitted to the program, we have a phone conversation with them to learn more about their preferred research field. We then match them with an appropriate academic mentor. These are members of the Chemistry, Biology or Engineering Department. We arrange for the student to discuss the potential project with a prospective mentor and we find that these discussions are very helpful to finalize the research project.


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