Welcome to the Molecular Interactions Virtual REU Site

Thanks to everyone who applied to the MIV-REU. We are no longer accepting applications for our summer 2023 program. Please check back later in the year for updates on when our application portal will open for summer 2024 applicants.

What is an REU Program?

Why Choose the Molecular Interactions Virtual REU?

Eligibility and Application Information

A Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is an opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate students to gain research experience through participation in authentic research projects. This program, funded by the National Science Foundation, takes place over 10 weeks during the summer and includes professional development and social activities. Participants have an opportunity to conduct guided, independent research projects.

The Molecular Interactions Virtual REU (MIVREU) program is a completely online program that is targeted at students who would benefit from the additional flexibility afforded by a virtual research experience. Students are expected to spend approximately 30 hours per week in research and professional development activities and will be supported by a $5000 stipend. Teams of students will work closely with their mentors to conduct hypothesis-driven research on molecular interactions, will generate unique research results and present their findings in an end of year symposium. To learn more about the program, please see the ABOUT page.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse learning environment, and welcome all eligible applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. This program is open to all current undergraduates, enrolled at any college or university in the United States, that are citizens or permanent residents. While all eligible candidates are invited to apply, because of the flexible nature of this program, those who are otherwise unable to attend an on-site REU are an especially good fit for this program. In addition, first generation college students, former or current military personnel, and students from groups that are under-represented in science are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information about eligibility and the application process, please see the APPLICATION page.

This research program embraces and promotes equity, diversity and inclusiveness in all forms, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. We believe that our research and educational mission is strengthened when all members have a voice and are encouraged to contribute. We also believe that it is our duty to encourage and promote that contribution. We will ardently work to foster a respectful and supportive culture of compassion, inclusiveness, open-mindedness and engagement among the individuals and groups that we work with. We endeavor to actively build a community of researchers from diverse cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. It is our firm conviction that this will improve the quality of our work and facilitate progress towards our research, education and service objectives.

This program is generously supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (CHE2051087)