Carefully read the following information before beginning the online application at the link below. Please note that phone interviews will be conducted with top candidates before an offer of admission is made.
Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Students who will have received the Bachelor’s degree before the conclusion of the program are ineligible. All participants must have health insurance coverage during their time of participation in the program. Preference is given to students from institutions with limited resources for research (4 year colleges, liberal arts institutions, Master’s colleges/universities, community colleges, etc.). University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students are ineligible for participation.
- Friend Account
You will need to have a valid U-M Friend Account (or U-M uniquename) before beginning the application process. To get a Friend Account, follow the instructions on the ITS Web site.
Program participants are strictly prohibited from working or taking classes while participating in the program. Program participants will be expected to work 40 hours / week and will not be permitted to take vacations while participating in the program.
- Have the following information ready
To facilitate the prompt completion of your application, it is recommended that you prepare the following information in advance.
- A listing of previous research or laboratory experiences (date, location, duties)
- A listing of extracurricular activities
- A statement (1 page) describing your educational and career goals and how participation in this program will assist you in accomplishing your goals.
- Names and contact information of two references (see below)
- Returning to the application
You will be able to return to the application at any time and resume your work, provided you do not submit your application at the end. Doing so will send your application for processing, and you will not be able to make changes.
- Prospective Faculty Mentors
Please provide the names of five REU Faculty Mentors whose research most interests you. All attempts will be made to honor your preferences. You can review the list of mentors here (will open in a new window).
- Letters of Recommendation
Please provide the names, email addresses and phone numbers of two individuals who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters may come from faculty instructors, research advisors, academic advisors or employers. Personal references, from family members or friends, are unacceptable. The application will generate an email that will be sent directly to the email addresses of those who will be providing your recommendations. The email will contain a link to the on-line recommendation form. You are advised to complete your application early - or - to request your letters of recommendations as soon as possible as the recommendation link will only be sent to your recommenders after you have completed the application. Recommendations can also be emailed to IREU.firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Cherie Dotson (428 Church Street, University of Michigan – College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
(Letters of recommendation must be received by 2/15. Extensions can be granted if needed.)
- Official Transcripts
Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended should be mailed to the address below. Transcripts sent via email must come directly from the Office of the Registrar and can be sent to IREU.email@example.com. Transcripts should be postmarked by the deadline date of February 1.
Cherie R. Dotson, Ph.D.
Co-Director Interdisciplinary REU Program
University of Michigan - College of Pharmacy
428 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1065
Applications will be available from 10/15/19 - 2/1/20
Continue to the Application Form.