Interested in REU? Here’s how to apply for the Summer 2019 REU Program

Our application is currently open and will close on March 4, 2019. Please complete this survey to apply, or keep reading for additional information.

In order to apply to Portland State University's Microscopy and Microanalysis REU, you will need to complete the online application that will be posted on Thanksgiving Day. The application form includes general questions such as your address and college major but also includes more specific questions about your reasons for wanting to attend this REU and why you think you would be a good fit for this particular program. You will also need to supply a cover letter, CV or resume, and an unofficial college transcript. Applicants are also required to provide two letters of recommendation.

Please send all supplemental materials to Applicants should request that all letters of recommendation be sent to this address with the applicant's name in the subject line. Supplemental materials may be attached as a Word document, plain text file, or PDF.

Application flier, includes info about stipend ($4,000)

Application Checklist

  • Complete online application
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Send unofficial transcripts
  • Resume/CV and cover letter

Eligibility for Summer Program

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or possess a Green Card;
  • You must be a current undergraduate student attending classes at either a college/university or a community college;
  • Graduating seniors are eligible only if they have been accepted to graduate school and are committed to attending in the fall;
  • This research opportunity cannot be combined with any other offers or positions;
  • You must be covered by a health insurance policy throughout the length of the program;
  • You must be available to work in your assigned lab for the full eight-week session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and attend weekly seminars on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m.;
  • Acceptance Notification: Applicants who have been accepted will be notified by email. A list of participating students will be posted to the website and REU Facebook once all offers have been accepted.
  • Program Dates: Monday, June 17 - Friday, August 9, 2019.

Academic Year REU

There are no academic year REU positions available at this time. 

Please contact for more information.