Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

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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 26 - August 3, 2019

Apply Now:

The review of applications will begin January 15, 2019. 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 (if you dont have one ready please send it by email before the deadline or if the refree wants to send the letter directly he/she can email it to

For More Information Contact:
Dr. Mangilal Agarwal
Phone: (317) 278-9792