Program details:

  • Ten weeks
  • Stipend $6,000
  • Travel, housing, meals provided

Application deadline:
February 5 - March 4
(offers made on a rolling basis during this window).

Program dates:
May 30 - Aug 5



Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Summer 2022

Vanderbilt University
Physics & Astronomy

Application Deadline:
Februrary 5 - March 4

Offers made on a rolling basis for applications completed during this window.

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Info for Recommendation Letters

The Vanderbilt University Physics & Astronomy REU Program is a 10-week internship for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (Graduating seniors: Please contact us at the email address below to inquire about eligibility.) Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive stipend support.

Vanderbilt undergraduates may participate, either with support from their faculty adviser or through the Vanderbilt University Summer Research Program (VUSRP), which has its application deadline in mid-February.

Applicants wishing to be considered for projects and sponsorship by the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and/or the Frist Center for Autism & Innovation should indicate this clearly in the application.

To begin an application, click the "Apply Online Here" link above. You will need to create a username/password, which will allow you to start your application, save it, and complete it at a later time. Be sure to select "Physics-REU" from the program pull-down menu making sure to select the correct current summer term, and then select the specific field(s) of research you are interested in. You will fill out some basic contact, deomgraphic, and academic information and you will upload a personal statement. You will also need to have transcripts (unofficial transcripts are ok) and two letters of recommendation sent.

The instructions for what letters of recommendation should include, and how letter writers should submit them, can be found by clicking on the "Info for Recommendation Letters" link above.

If you have any questions about your application, please send them to:




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