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REU Program (for non UM students)

Program dates: June 3 - August 9, 2019

We are no longer accepting applications for this year's program.


The Summer REU Program in Biophysics provides selected non-University of Michigan undergraduate students** from around the United States an opportunity to conduct ten weeks of summer research with some of the country's leading biophysicists in a range of biophysical fields. The program is conducted in concert with the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program and is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation. 

**Please note: our funding only allows for us to fund US citizens. Support can be granted to permanent residents with the proper documentation. Students from the University of Michigan are not eligible.

REU projects are available in many different biophysical areas. Please click here and here for lists of specific faculty interests. You may assume that every faculty member is interested in hosting an REU student. REU research areas in Biophysics at Michigan include:

  • Structural Biology
  • Complex Biosystems
  • Computational/Modeling
  • Enzymology
  • Membrane Biophysics
  • Neurobiophysics
  • Single Molecule Microscopy
  • Spectroscopy

Students who are selected to participate in the Biophysics REU program will receive:

  • A stipend of $5,000
  • Travel reimbursement up to $500 for travel to and from Ann Arbor
  • Housing on campus
  • Access to the UM library system
  • Access to world-class research facilities

Students should ensure that they are covered by an appropriate health insurance policy in order to participate in a summer research program.