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Funded by the Human Resources Development (Engineering) at the National Science Foundation, this Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is dedicated to nanomaterials for energy and biological applications. Annually, this site will provide 10 undergraduate students with a unique and immersive 10-week research experience infused with training and professional development programming. Nanotechnology represents an exciting and multidisciplinary topic at the forefront of discovery-based science, and is well-suited to accommodate undergraduate researchers from a broad range of STEM disciplines.

About the Program


  • Must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Current freshman, sophomore, or junior at a universities or four-year colleges or students currently enrolled at community colleges
  • Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services are also strongly encouraged to apply
  • Students will receives stipend and travel.
    • The program pays a stipend of $5,000.
    • Travel and registration reimbursements of up to $1,000 will be covered to attend and present at a national conference.
    • Non-Local Students
      • Up to $2,275 for REU student participants to cover for 10 weeks in fully furnished Campus Apartments with kitchen and other appliances. .
      • Up to $500 for REU student participants to cover the round-trip ticket to travel to IUPUI.
  • Participants are required to attend entire 10 weeks, all weekly meetings, seminars, field trips, and workshops.

This REU-site is an immersive program for undergraduate students that provides:

  • Research experience and knowledge of careers in nanotechnology.
  • Hands-on laboratory experiences in inquiry-based science.
  • Connection to a professional network of other students, professors, and scientists.

Program Dates


  • May 28 - August 4, 2017

Apply Now:


To apply please complete the online Application Form (click here) and upload (1) Résumé and (2) A letter of recommendation from one of your references. We will start reviewing the applications from April 10th.

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Mangilal Agarwal
Email: indi@iupui.edu
Phone: (317) 278-9792

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