Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Summer 2017

Vanderbilt University
Physics & Astronomy

Application Deadline is March 4 (regular consideration) or March 15 (final deadline).
First round of offers will begin March 4, while applications will continue to be accepted until March 15.

How to Apply
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About the Program
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 to inquire about eligibility.) The program provides the opportunity for students to work closely with faculty, postdocs, and other students on forefront research projects in physics and astronomy. Research areas include:

REU 2012 student Marialis Rosario presenting her research at the 2013 American Astronomical Society meeting, where she was awarded best student poster.

REU 2010 student Charee Peters presenting her research at the 2010 SACNAS meeting, where she was awarded best student poster.


Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a mid-sized research University located near downtown Nashville, TN. The Department of Physics & Astronomy has 28 full-time regular faculty, plus numerous other research faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

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Vanderbilt University is located near downtown Nashville.

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