The 2015 Summer REU Program in Biophysics will run from June 1 to August 7. Applicants are required to send transcripts, 1 letter of recommendation and fill out the online application (available December, 2014). 

For full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, February 20, 2015. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and students with outstanding applications may be admitted earlier.

The University of Michigan Biophysics Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) provides selected 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: Unfortunately, our funding doesn't allow for us to fund non-U.S. citizens or students from the University of Michigan. Support can be granted to permanent residents with the proper documentation.

REU projects are available in many different biophysical areas. Please click here for a list 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:

  • Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
  • 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 near campus
  • Access to the UM library system
  • Access to world-class research facilities