University of Michigan Biophysics Summer REU

Program Dates: June 1 - August 7, 2020

For full consideration all materials are due by February 28, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and offers to outstanding applicants may be made in advance of the deadline. Recommendation letters should be sent no later than February 28, 2020.

To be eligible for this REU program, students:
  1. must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  2. must be enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled and students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates generally are not eligible.
  3. must be enrolled in a program outside the University of Michigan.
Most students admitted to the program are between their third and fourth year of undergraduate education. Occasionally, students who are between their second and third year are admitted.

The following is the information you will need in order to complete this application. Please ensure that you have it all when you start, as applications cannot be saved and returned to at a later time.
  1. Personal contact information
  2. Educational History
  3. Work and/or research experience (Resume/CV)
  4. Computer Experience
  5. Name of 2 faculty references who will be submitting a letter of recommendation. Please have your recommenders email their letters directly to
  6. Your top 3 research area preferences (from the Biophysics website)
  7. A paragraph of 500 words or less explaining why you would like to participate in research at UM this summer
  8. A personal statement about a page or two in length providing information about your background and experience
  9. Unofficial transcript

The Biophysics REU sites directors will utilize a common deadline of March 1, 2020, for students to accept or decline first round offers at domestic (non-international) sites. Sites may send offers to students at any time before this date, and students may accept or decline offers at any time after receipt, but students will not be required to decide before March 1. Because of necessary organizational lead time, international REU sites may require earlier acceptance dates.

While you will provide an unofficial transcript at this time, if you are selected as a participant for Summer 2020, please have an official transcript sent to:
Biophysics REU Coordinator University of Michigan Biophysics Program 930 N. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055

Questions? Please e-mail