Research Experience for Undergraduates

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.

CRISP REU Program dates: This program has not been announced for 2022, check back for updates!

Application Candidates must apply directly to the Yale SURF program through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program starting November 01, 2019. Students should indicate their interest in CRISP research projects in their personal statement. The entire application package, including two letters of recommendation and official transcript(s), must be received by February 01, 2020.

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.

2020 REU Flyer