Spend your Summer with Science at UConn!

About the REU

The UConn Physiology and Neurobiology Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) is an NSF-funded program offering undergraduates a paid summer research internship. Participants will spend 10 weeks with UConn faculty and graduate students, engaging in graduate-level research projects on a host of different physiological systems. In addition to their scientific work, students will also participate in career and graduate school workshops as well as social events. The program culminates with a symposium where students will present a scientific poster covering their research.

Visit our Mentors Page to learn more about the professors participating in the REU program and their research areas.

Program Benefits

  • Working with UConn faculty on a graduate level research project
  • Generous 10-week stipend
  • Meal allowance and housing with other REU participants
  • Weekly seminars and workshops
  • REU Eligibility

  • Students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States
  • Must be available for the entire 10 week period (May 31 - Aug. 5)
  • Must be enrolled at undergraduate institution at program's start
  • Mission

    The primary goal of this REU is to provide students, especially those from non-PhD granting institutions, opportunities to experience an intensive research environment. Students can expect to acquire skills and knowledge to help them enter graduate research programs and succeed in their scientific careers. Interested students, especially underrepresented minorities, veterans, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities from institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply.

    *UConn is planning to host an REU in-person Summer 2022. Due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 situation in Connecticut, UConn reserves the right to make modifications to the REU Program features and requirements, or cancel the program.

    Applications for Summer 2022 are OPEN and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. We highly encourage all prospective students to submit your applications and recommendations as early as possible!

    Apply Now!
    REU Student Group Picture REU student pipetting

    REU Coordinating PIs

    Xinnian Chen

    Dr. Xinnian Chen

    Joseph Crivello

    Dr. Joseph Crivello

    Anastasios Tzingounis

    Dr. Anastasios Tzingounis