Online Application Form

Before starting to fill in the form, you may want to read it through to check that you have all the information requested. Required items are marked with an asterisk (*).

At the bottom of the form there are Submission Instructions, and also a RESET button that can be used to start over at any time.

If you have any questions, please see the Applications page, or contact Selman Hershfield.

Personal Information
Your name*:
  (Please enter all names in the form First Middle Last)
Prefer to be called:
Date of birth (mm/dd/yy)*: //      Gender*:    Male     Female
Race/ethnicity (optional):
Do you have a disability that limits a major life activity?
   If yes, please describe your disability and any special needs you may have under Additional Information below.
   If non-U.S., are you a legal permanent resident in the U.S.?   Yes      No
REU participants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or its posessions
Address during academic year (including ZIP code):
E-mail address*:
Your application will not be considered complete without a valid e-mail address. (All our correspondence to you will be sent by e-mail to the address you provide here.)
Educational Information
Name of your undergraduate institution*:
Current class*:      Enrolled*:
Expected degree (e.g., BSc)*:      Major*:
Expected graduation date (mm/yy)*:
/      Cumulative GPA
(indicate scale)*:
Extracurricular activities:
Please list two professors whom you have asked to write and submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
Name of 1st professor*:
E-mail address:
Name of 2nd professor*:
E-mail address:
Research Interests
Have you previously participated in an NSF REU program?*   Yes      No
Have you engaged in one semester or more of research?*   Yes      No
If your replied "yes" to either of the previous two questions, please describe your research experience (including approximate dates):
In which one (or both) of the following areas would you prefer to conduct your research project?
     Theoretical modeling and simulation
Career Objectives
Please provide a brief statement of your career objectives.

You may choose instead to supply this information separately, either by e-mail (ASCII text only, please) to, or by mail sent to the address provided at the bottom of the form. (Please be sure to include your full name with any separate submission.)

Additional Information
Please enter any additional information that you feel may be relevant:
Finally, how did you find out about this REU program?
Submission Instructions
When you have completed the form, please click on SUBMIT below. If you have not completed all the required fields marked *, an error message will be displayed, and you will have to use the "Back" button on your browser to return to this form and fill in the missing information.

If you click SUBMIT and see a message that your application has been e-mailed, you should receive an e-mailed acknowledgement within two working days of submission. (If you do not get any response within this time frame, it may be because you have entered an invalid e-mail address into the form above. Feel free to send email to asking whether your application was received.)

In order to complete your application, please (1) send a copy (official or unofficial) of your college transcripts; and (2) arrange for each of the recommenders named above to send a letter on your behalf directly to the Program Director.

The address for all paper correspondence is

Prof. Selman Hershfield
Undergraduate Research Program
Department of Physics
University of Florida
P.O. Box 118440
Gainesville, FL 32611-8440