The application must be submitted electronically by Friday January 25, 2019 midnight.
The NSF requires all REU applicants to provide basic information to comply with the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 and support research and evaluation studies. Some of the information collected by NSF and the Cary Institute might be redundant. We apologize for the inconvenience.
To be eligible for NSF/REU grant support, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
No. To be eligible for NSF/REU grant support you must still be enrolled as an undergraduate during the summer of 2019. This excludes students who will be starting the undergraduate work in the fall of 2019, and those who received their undergraduate degree in spring of 2019. However, second semester seniors who will be completing their undergraduate degree in December 2019 or January 2020 are eligible.
All Cary REU program participants are expected to be at the Cary Institute by the morning of May 20, 2019. However, students whose school runs on a quarter system may be eligible to participate with approval by the mentor and program staff before being accepted into the program. All potential scheduling conflicts should be brought to the attention of the Cary REU staff so that special arrangements can be made.
Students who arrive late are encouraged to stay late, thus completing the full 12-week experience. If their participation is less than 12 weeks, the stipend is pro-rated accordingly.
We are asking for your institution's maximum GPA. Some schools run on a 4.0 scale, some on a 4.3 scale and others use a different scale. We use this to determine where your GPA falls within your institution's scale.
Some schools do not use a GPA scale. If this is the case please indicate this and have your written evaluations or other source of information about your performance available upon request.
We are looking for thoughtful answers to our essay questions. Since most of the students that apply to our program are highly qualified, the essays are a very important aspect in our final decision-making process. Therefore, it is in your best interest to put time, effort, and careful thought into writing these essays.
You do NOT need to provide letters of recommendation with your application. However, you are asked to provide the names of three references and their contact information. It is a good idea to ask permission from your references to use their names before listing them.
It is essential that you indicate which projects you are interested in. You will only be considered for projects that you rank, and the order of preference will be taken into account when considering your application. Many students end up being considered only for their top choice project, so do the best you can to identify the project that most interests you.
Students will be contacted by the end of March.
The Cary REU program is a full time-commitment and will demand your complete attention during the 12 weeks.
The program is committed to increase diversity in the field of ecology. We especially encourage students from underrepresented minority groups and first-generation college students to apply.
Contact Dr. Aude Lochet at firstname.lastname@example.org