Summer CEMS-REU Program
Undergraduate summer research is an opportunity for CEMS students to experience working in a research environment and to develop a personal relationship with a faculty member. The CEMS Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) provides a stipend of $4000 to the student to support full-time research effort over a summer period. This amount is paid $2000 from a faculty grant or contract and $2000 from the College Dean’s Office. Any undergraduate CEMS student is eligible to apply, although preference will be given to students in their sophomore or junior years.
The proposed project must fit within the general research area of the faculty advisor. In this way, undergraduates have the opportunity and resources to pursue independent research as well as work closely with active faculty members who are leading scholars in their fields. Project ideas can be independently generated by the student or selected from research topics that have been described by faculty members. It is expected that faculty mentors will be on campus for the majority of the summer and available to mentor the student.
The program is structured to reflect the application process and the execution of a program that would typically be funded by an external granting agency:
- Students are required to submit an application describing a specific research project to be completed under the direction of a faculty mentor;
- Applications are evaluated by a panel of UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences faculty, and the top ranked proposals are elected for funding.
In many instances, results may be suitable for presentation at regional or national conferences and/or publication.
How to Apply
CEMS Summer REU Application Dates:
- Applications Open: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
- Applications Due: Friday, March 4, 2022
To Apply: Please read the Program Guidelines (linked below) for detailed instructions and then apply on Handshake at https://uvm.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5511967 for job #5511967.