Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Summer 2017

Vanderbilt University
Physics & Astronomy

Application Deadline:
March 4 (regular deadline)
March 15 (late deadline)

First round of offers will begin March 4, while applications will continue to be accepted until March 15.

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The Vanderbilt University Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program is a 10-week internship for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (Graduating seniors: Please contact us at the email address below to inquire about eligibility.) Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive stipend support.

To begin an application, click the "Apply Online Here" link above. You will need to create a username/password, which will allow you to start your application, save it, and complete it at a later time. Be sure to select "Physics-REU" from the program pull-down menu, and then select the specific field(s) of research you are interested in. You will fill out some basic contact, deomgraphic, and academic information and you will upload a personal statement. You will also need to have transcripts (unofficial transcripts are ok) and two letters of recommendation sent. The instructions for what letters of recommendation should include, and the address to which they should be sent, can be found by clicking on the "Info for Recommendation Letters" link above.

If you have any questions about your application, please send them to:




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Program details:

  • Ten weeks
  • Stipend $5,000
  • Travel, housing, meals provided

Application deadline:
March 4

Late application deadline:
March 15

Program dates:
May 29 - Aug 5