Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU)

The University of Alabama Department of Chemistry is proud to be a National Science Foundation funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates site.

The REU Program

Each summer, the Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama hosts a Research Experience for Undergraduates program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation under the direction of Dr. John Vincent and Dr. Stephen Woski. Undergraduates from throughout the country with strong backgrounds in chemistry are invited to apply. Participants work with faculty in their research group and take part in informal seminars and social activities.

The 10-week program begins each May/June; participants receive a stipend plus housing in furnished apartments. In addition to working with faculty on research projects, participants also attend weekly seminars describing modern research instrumentation, current research of UA faculty, and ethics in science.

Research areas for past summers have included molecular recognition, metalloporphyrins, nanomaterials, electron transfer, fluorine chemistry, electrochemistry, magnetic resonance, photosynthesis, separation science, environmental chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, DNA-ligand interactions, computational chemistry, surface chemistry, applications of chromatography, magnetic data storage, anticancer drugs, catalysts.

Apply for the 2017 Program

Applications for the 2017 University of Alabama REU program are now being accepted.  The application deadline is February 28, 2017.

The research titles may change and will be finalized this November.

Apply Online

Print out application form

REU Application and Recommendation Form (Word)

REU Application and Recommendation Form (PDF)

Application materials and questions about the program can be directed to:

Ms. Monika Swanger
Department of Chemistry
The University of Alabama
Box 870336
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336

Previous Participants

The Department of Chemistry and The University of Alabama gratefully acknowledge the National Science foundation for funding of this REU site.