REU Application left


To be eligible for the NSF-funded REU program, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Students should be 18 or older by the start of the program.

Students should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Review of applications will begin March 1st and will continue until all positions are filled.


The application material is submitted online. To fill out the application form, you will need the following information:

  • Courses and grades
  • Names and email addresses of two professors providing a letter of recommendation
  • Names of three Kent REU professors your are most interested in working with (please visit the Projects page)

The letters of recommendation and an academic transcript (official or unofficial) must be forwarded to:

Erin Michael McLaughlin
Kent State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242

or by email to