Applying to NSF REU

What to submit:

  • Application Form-
    This can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here - Application Form pdf  doc.

  • Transcripts-
    An unofficial or official copy of your most recent transcript and a list of current courses should be included with your application.

  • Reference Letters-
    Request two reference letters from instructors who can best evaluate you. A reference letter form can be downloaded here - Reference Form pdf  doc.

  • Personal Statement-
    On separate sheets, write a one to two page statement that provides a portrait of who you are as a student and scientist. Describe your research interests and goals. Be very specific about your career objectives and how participation in this Program will help you acheive those objectives. Tell us what motivates you to conduct laboratory research. Let us know why you feel you are particularly qualified for this Program. Provide details of any experiences that you feel are relevant to your application.

Where to submit:

All application materials should be sent to:
Professor Trevor Creamer

By email (preferred):

Or snail mail:
NSF REU Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
741 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0509