November 13, 2020:

The 2021 REU Site in Chemistry at the University of Michigan is cancelled.

The pandemic is currently surging (11/2020) and visiting scholars are not allowed on campus, currently. It is unclear how long it will take to reverse this, but bringing students from around the US for in-person research while living in a public residence is not likely to be able to be done with any assurance of safety during 2021 – at least to waste everyone’s time with an application process with little to no chance of holding a program.


On behalf of the faculty, we regret greatly the chance to meet you, work with you, and let you get the universally positive experience that our REU students have always reported. We certainly hope you will keep us in mind as you think about PhD programs in the future.


We are rolling our positions over and hope to offer 15-person REU Sites in the summer of 2022 and 2023.
Brian Coppola

University of Michigan
REU Program in the Chemical Sciences

Summer 2022 • Wed, Jun 1 – Tues, Aug 9, 2022

Applications for the 2022 REU Site in Chemistry will open on November 22, 2021.

The entire faculty welcomes interest in its research programs, and projects are available in all disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of study. Please spend some time to acqaint yourself with the research interests of our faculty. Descriptions of research clusters /fields of study and associated faculty will give you a good overview of the research areas available to you.

When funded, REU Fellowships include: at least a $4500 stipend, housing, and all travel. All students receive internet access through their existing home university/college e-mail account. You should ensure that you are covered by an appropriate health insurance policy in order to participate in a summer research program.

November 22, 2021: Applications OPEN for 2021
February 11, 2022: Applications for 2022 closed

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs are
funded by the US National Science Foundation.