Research Experiences for Undergraduates:
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
at the University of Florida

The Summer 2020 program has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application system for the Summer 2021 program will open in November 2020.

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2020 program will run from May 26 through July 31, 2020.

Participants in the program will conduct research and take part in group activities including seminars on cutting-edge areas of materials physics; workshops focusing on graduate programs, career opportunities in the physical sciences and engineering, and scientific communications skills; and field trips to laboratories on and off campus. You can get a better idea of these activities from the links above. For the Summer 2020 program the anticipated stipend is $5,500. There is an allowance for travel to/from Gainesville, FL, and also housing is provided. Weekends during the program will be left open for participants to explore the abundant attractions of North and Central Florida.

Eligibility: REU participants must be undergraduate students and must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. We especially encourage applications from members of groups under-represented in science and engineering, from students with disabilities, and from students enrolled at institutions where research opportunities are limited. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, please contact the Program Director, Selman Hershfield.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants DMR-9820518, DMR-0139579, DMR-0552726, DMR-0851707 (with support from the Dept. of Defense), DMR-1156737 (with support from the Dept. of Defense), and DMR-1461019. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Department of Defense.