Call for Applications

We invite undergraduates to apply for research opportunities for summer REU programs. Our 2016 REU dates are Tuesday May 31 through Friday August 5. Preference will be given to physics students with superior records who are now completing the freshman, sophomore or junior year. For the 10 weeks of participation, each student will receive a $5000 stipend, plus free dormitory room and rec center services. Our summer REU program provides undergraduates with genuine involvement in actual research projects. Physics-related research projects are available in the Physics and the Applied Science departments. We have collaborations with the nearby laboratories: Jefferson Lab and NASA Langley Research Center.

One of the goals of the REU program is to broaden participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in physics and/or who do not have access to research facilities at their home institution. We strongly invite applications from women, students of color, first-generation college students, gender and sexual minorities, veterans, and students with disabilities. Previous research experience is not a requirement at all.

We recommend that your application materials be completed by February 1, 2016.

  • William & Mary Physics Department is not presently accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program
  • Email your unofficial transcripts to [[evwilk]].
  • Arrange for two letters of recommendations addressed to Professor Wouter Deconinck to be emailed to [[evwilk]]. The letters should comment on your interest in and potential for research. They might discuss your background in physics and the extent to which a summer research experience would further your education, possible graduate study, and future career outside academia.

This program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and was last offered in the summer of 2015. Stipends from NSF funds are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International applicants with a stipend through their home institution are welcome to apply. If international applications are selected, we will provide research housing. Other NSF-supported REU programs may be found at the NSF.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If you have any question, please contact Elle Wilkinson at [[evwilk]] or Professor Wouter Deconinck at [[wdeconinck]].

Mailing address:
REU Program - Department of Physics
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795