Injury Science REU Application Requirements

Please note: Applications for the 2021 REU Program closed on January 18, 2021. Selected applicants were notified in March 2021. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 REU Program in mid-December 2021. Check back for more information in early December 2021.

Due to the changing situation related to COVID-19, most of the program will be held remotely this summer. Students who applied for positions designated as “remote” will not be required to work on campus. Alternatively, students who applied for positions designated as “in-person” will receive free single unit housing.

If the situation changes to allow for an in-person experience, students working remotely will be given the choice to remain fully remote or to participate in-person. Students who choose an in-person experience will be provided single unit free housing.


2019 CIRP Student Research Day Award Winners (left to right): Kayla Sansevere, Meta Austin, and Maya Thirkill

If you're interested in applying for the 2022 Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, your application must include the following required materials (applications missing these materials will not be reviewed):

  2. Current Resume
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation (One Academic Letter of Recommendation Is Required)
    • The other may be an academic or a personal recommendation.
    • Both recommendations must be submitted by the application deadline. Applicants missing one or both recommendations will not be reviewed. Please be sure to follow up with persons providing letters of recommendation to make sure they are submitted on time.
  4. An Essay of 500 Words or Less
    • The Essay Must Address:
      • How has your past experience prepared you for your preferred Injury Science REU project?
      • What are your goals for the internship?
      • What 2022 REU project(s) are you most interested in? Why?


Read these tips for applying to the Injury Science REU Site.

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