Application Information

We especially encourage talented students interested in the pursuit of advanced scientific and engineering research to apply.

To apply, fill out and submit the application form. You will also need two letters of recommendation from research mentors or educators you choose. One letter must be from a faculty member who can address your potential for research contributions.

Applications will be accepted December 1st, 2016 to March 15th, 2017, applications received outside the application window will not receive full consideration.

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Recommendation Letter Writer Page

This page is for use by faculty or other referrers for providing a letter of reference for the UConn Nano-REU Site. Please submit your letters as soon as possible, in order for us to make timely offers to students. When preparing your letter, please address the following aspects of your interaction with the applicant, and provide evaluation where possible regarding:

  • How long and in what capacity you have known the applicant
  • The applicant’s ambition and maturity with respect to career goals
  • The applicant’s technical abilities and/or outcome of previous research experiences
  • The applicant’s potential to succeed in graduate school
  • The applicant’s potential to succeed in a research career