SACKLER / NSF REU SITE: Convergent Research at the Interface of the Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
This program enables undergraduates (primarily rising juniors and seniors) interested in pursuing a career in the sciences to conduct interdisciplinary research at Yale for a 10-week period during the summer. Our program focuses on research at the intersection of biology, physics, and engineering and serves as a glimpse of what graduate school at a large research institutions is like.
We have developed strong partnerships with Claflin University, Connecticut College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore Couty's Meyerhoff Scholars Program but applicants from non-partner instutitions are also welcome.
Details of the research program are highlighted below:
- The program for 2015 will run Sunday, May 31 - Friday, Aug 7
- The program provides financial support of $5,250 for the 10-week period. In addition, it will cover travel expenses up to $400 and provide a food allowance and free room and board on Yale's campus.
- Students will be involved in a variety of enrichment activities. These include a series of workshops covering laboratory procedures, documenting laboratory results, delivering compelling presentations, and discussing scientific ethics and the process of applying to graduate school.
- Students will be able to showcase their research through a power point presentation halfway through, and a poster session towards the end, as part of an undergraduate research symposium, held in conjunction with Yale's SURF program and the CEMRI CRISP REU program at Yale.
- Research will be balanced with some social activities, such as a welcoming picnic and a cricket match.
- Selected students will be matched with Sackler/IGPPEB affiliated faculty advisors based on research interests, prior research experiences, and available openings.
How to Apply
You can apply through Yale's Graduate School Application website.
Note: Because the application for the Sackler / NSF REU is set up through the
online application system of Yale University's Graduate School of Arts
and Sciences, some of the language throughout the application
may suggest that you are applying to the Graduate School at Yale, this
is not the case. Please ignore wording related to graduate study at
Yale as you complete the application.
The complete application will include 1) the application form (including a personal statement), 2) a CV 3) two letters of recommendation and 4) a transcript.
The application deadline for 2015 is February 13.
Eligibility: you must be a permanent resident or a US citizen to apply, you must have health insurance, and you must be enrolled at an undergraduate institution the summer of your internship.For questions about the fellowship e-mail dorottya.noble(at)yale.edu.
Click here to view the faculty affiliated with the program.
Sackler Undergraduate Fellowship Program in prior years
This fellowship was launched in the summer of 2009. Click on the year below to find out about that year's participants, advisors, and events.