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Four women who participated in the 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program

Although there is no hard-and-fast application deadline, faculty will begin reviewing applications and selecting their summer researchers beginning in February. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early as slots are filled quickly.

You can submit your application with a Statement of Goals, your recommendation letter, and your official transcript(s) through the online application or by email to

Hard copy applications and transcripts can be mailed to:

Virginia Tech
Macromolecules Innovation Institute (0201)
NSF REU Summer Program
Attn: REU Program Director
1075 Life Science Circle, Suite 110, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Original transcripts required.