University of Washington, Institute for Nuclear Theory

Program ID: 15-UWPHYSREU2018 [#611]
Program Title: Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - University of Washington
Program Location: Seattle, Washington 98195-1550, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Application Deadline: 2018/02/28help popup* finished (2017/11/06, finished 2018/09/02, listed until 2018/02/28)
Program Description:    

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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Welcome, Physics REU applicant!

This is the application for the Summer 2018 Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Program Dates:  June 18 - August 24, 2018

As required by federal regulations, REU participants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents ("green card" holders).

The main goal of this program is to provide an exciting and nurturing physics research experience for students, one that will encourage them to pursue careers as research scientists. Each student is paired with a faculty adviser and is often supported by interested postdocs and advanced graduate students. Students participate in a 10-week research program, including in most cases a machine shop course. Students meet weekly to discuss their research progress with the program directors and to attend a lecture series on research opportunities in physics.

At the end of the 10-week program students present short talks on their research accomplishments and write summary reports on their projects.

It is anticipated that the program will provide a 10-week stipend of $5000, campus housing & meal service, and a travel supplement up to $500.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONSBefore you begin the application process, please have the following items and information ready as you will be asked to attach the file or enter the information before you can complete your application.
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in our program (file to be attached).
  • An unofficial transcript (file to be attached). If you attended more than one college, it is advisable to have a transcript from each.  Note: If you are selected to participate in our program, at that time you will be required to provide an official transcript mailed by your college registrar.
  • Your GPA for science/math/computer science courses.
  • Your GPA for all courses.
  • The names and email addresses of two professors who can provide letters of recommendation (you may provide more than two if you wish). The system will send an email request to your references, asking them to upload a letter of recommendation.  Please let your references know in advance that the email will come from "", so that they do not think it is spam.
When you have those items ready, click on the "Apply" link above.
  • You will first need to complete the "Standard Coversheet" where you will enter your contact information and the names and email addresses of your references. Please fill in all fields that have a red asterisk and provide information for at least two references. If fields without an asterisk seem confusing or irrelevant, please just leave them blank.
  • After you have submitted your "Standard Coversheet", you will be directed to our specific application page to answer additional questions, activate your reference letter requests, and upload your cover letter and transcript. When you have successfully submitted the application page, you should receive an email from the system.

The application deadline is February 28, 2018, 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (early application is recommended).

We will begin making offers around mid-February, and hope to complete the process by mid-March.

For additional detailed information about this Physics REU program, please see our website

General inquires may be sent to:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Institute for Nuclear Theory
University of Washington
Box 351550
Seattle, WA 98195-1550

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