To provide students the opportunity to engage in cutting edge, basic chemical research projects that address biological problems.

Take a look at the effect a summer at Boston University can have for you, 2013 REU: Scientists: The Next Generation.


Laboratory research at the chemistry/biology interface. Training on state‐of‐the‐art instrumentation. Seminars on latest chemical/biology research. Weekly REU workshops and laboratory group in meetings. Opportunity to present work at a University‐wide research symposium.


The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1)REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Program Dates

Ten weeks beginning Monday, June 4 – Friday, August 10

Program Guidance

Director – Professor John K. Snyder: jsnyder@bu.edu
Co-Director – Professor Linda Doerrer: doerrer@bu.edu


$5,200 Stipend
Free on-campus housing
Travel reimbursement


Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Current freshman, sophomore, or junior at four-year colleges without graduate programs in chemistry, as well as students currently enrolled at community colleges
Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply