Will you still consider my application if my letter of reference and/or transcript is late?

Yes! We realize that letters and transcripts may be received a few days after the deadline.

Am I eligible?

NSF-supported REU participants must be current undergraduate students and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. A current undergraduate is someone who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree who intends to return to an undergraduate program after their summer REU experience. Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer are eligible to participate.

What is the application deadline?

We will accept applications through February 1, 2018 until midnight. Only completed applications will be considered.

How can I make my application stand out?

Ensure that all elements of the application are complete and carefully proofread. Whether you have past research experience or not, highlight assets that you feel demonstrate your potential to conduct quality research, and clearly articulate how an REU experience at CBG would fit into your larger academic and professional goals.

What do you look for in an intern?

Applications are matched to projects based upon education, skills, interests, personal background, and enthusiasm. A subset of applicants will be interviewed by phone or email. Final decisions on offers will be made by prospective mentors and the program co-directors.

Is there a stipend?

Yes, participants will receive a stipend of $5,750.

How will I get there?

The program will cover costs for participant travel to and from the Chicago area.

Where will I stay? What will I eat?

All REU student must stay at the University Center in downtown Chicago where they will interact as a cohort during the program. REU students from the Field Museum also room with our students, so there is a larger community to get to know. Students stay in shared suites, and room and board costs are covered by the program. 


Further questions? Email us at info@cbgreu.org