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The window for submitting new applications has now closed. Thank you for your interest in our program. The application window for the 2019 summer program will open November 15, 2018.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this NSF-funded REU program, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. You must also be a current college student pursuing a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or other related discipline MSU students may apply but the number of positions will be limited to two. Additionally, no room and board expenses will be provided to MSU students.

Deadline: Applications for  the 2019 summer program will be accepted until March 15, 2019.


Application: Application materials should be submitted electronically. For a complete application, you will need the following information:

Applications for the 2019 summer program will be accepted between November 15, 2018 and March 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin during this period with decisions announced by mid to late  March 2019. Offers will be extended until all positions are filled.

  • Application Form
  • Official academic transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Letters should address issues such as your personal skills, interest in science, performance in course work, any prior research experience, communication skills and ability to work with others.)

All application materials should be forwarded to:


Michigan State University
Department of Chemistry
578 South Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824-1322