Deadline for applications is February 11, 2019 

Please note that the following items are required in order to complete your application:

1)  A Personal Statement describing your academic and career goals and how the REU program will help you to achieve these goals (you will be asked to type this into a text field, but you might want to draft your statement in advance).

2)  Your current GPA.

3)  A copy of your official transcripts in pdf, jpeg, gif, tiff, or png format.

4)  Email address for two references.  A letter will be automatically sent to each recommender when you submit your application.  Please notify your contacts in advance to ask if they are willing to submit a letter of reference for you.


You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, majoring in the physical sciences or engineering, with at least one year left to complete your degree. Participants are selected based upon academic achievement and scientific interests. Efforts are also made to include students from smaller schools where research equipment and opportunities might not be available, and to encourage participation by young women and other groups typically underrepresented in science and engineering. 

International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University