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Research Experience for Undergraduates

 

The CRISP Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program. The CRISP REU fellowship program provides students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary materials research through both academic year and summer research opportunities for undergraduate students – academic year REUs are available for students at Yale and SCSU. During the course of this eight-week summer research program, REU Fellows conduct research under the advisement of a university faculty mentor and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students within the research group. The REU experience is based on a very successful collaborative team-based model developed as one of CRISP’s signature programs (MIMER). Specifically, a team of researchers with various academic backgrounds are brought together to research a topic of common interest. These teams make use of shared research/teaching facilities at both Yale and SCSU. These collaborative research groups encourage synergy and foster the formation of mentoring relationships among team members who are recruited broadly with an emphasis on underrepresented populations.

Read about current CRISP research at Yale

Eligibility – the CRISP REU program is open to highly motivated undergraduate students who have completed their junior year, although consideration is given to underclassmen demonstrating strong potential. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. US citizenship [or permanent residency] is required.

REU Fellow Selection – the selection of REU participants is based on a personal statement, academic transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation. Selection is based on the candidate’s motivation, promise for success, and the potential for CRISP to positively impact the student’s abilities and interest in obtaining a graduate degree in the sciences; we especially target student’s from smaller undergraduate institutions where state-of-the art research is not readily accessible.

2017 Program dates: June 5, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Application Candidates must apply directly to the Yale SURF program through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program starting November 01, 2016. Students must also complete the supplementary application for CRISP to indicate interest.The entire application package, including two letters of recommendation and official transcript(s), must be received by February 01, 2017.

CRISP Supplementary Application
Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program Application

Residential REU program Each REU participant will receive a stipend of $4000 (which includes $1000 for food). This is a residential program and university housing will be provided on the Yale campus.

2017 REU residential flyer

Non-Residential REU program Participants live within commuting distance from Yale University and will not receive housing for the duration of the program. Each REU participant will receive a stipend of $4000 (which includes $1000 for travel/parking). These students attend all of the program events, but are responsible for transportation to and from campus.

2017 REU non-residential flyer

CRISP Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. DMR-052049.