REU Application Info

REU Program Dates

The REU Site Engineering for Healthcare will take place from May 29th to August 6th, 2021 at the University of Florida, Gainesville.  Application and admission deadlines are shown below.  Activities associated with the management, assessment and review of the REU Site will occur throughout the year.

Application and Admission Deadlines

SeptemberBegin accepting applications to the REU Program
October-January Early admission offers to students that apply as part of UF Junior Preview Rolling admission offers for students with strong faculty match 
February 1REU Program application deadline
FebruaryComplete review all applications and make final offers for admission
April 15Deadline for final cohort

**Students should apply early as admission and project assignment decisions will be made on a rolling basis!

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the REU program:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student leading to a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.  Undergraduate students from academic institutions where opportunities for research are limited are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

To apply, complete the online application form. To inquire about the program, students should email To apply to the REU Site you will need:

  • Basic data about their academic credentials including transcripts
  • To rank three projects of interest from the available projects in Engineering for Healthcare
  • An optional (but recommended) personal statement on your interest in the REU Site Engineering for Healthcare
  • Two letters of recommendation, or name/contact information for two people that will write a letter of recommendation

Students will be assigned to a research project at the time that they are provided a REU admissions offer.  We encourage students to contact their Faculty Mentors to ask questions prior to accepting the offer to the REU Program.