Research at GIANT for Undergraduates
Application for undergraduates interested in participating in summer research at GIANT in Grenoble through Penn's PIRE REACT program.
First Name *
Last Name *
Email address *
Please check that your address is complete and spelled/formatted correctly.
Phone Number (Format: XXX-XXX-XXXX) *
This would be used only for reaching you in an emergency.
Citizen Status *
You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible.
Institution *
Major Department/Program *
E.g., Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Biomed Grad Group
Matriculation Date *
The month and year are important (if you do not know the day, just use any day)
Expected Graduation Date *
The month and year are important (if you do not know the day, just use any day); if you will be graduating before July 29, 2020, you are probably ineligible for the program - unless you know you will be starting a graduate degree program in Fall 2020.
Grade Point Average (e.g., 3.73) *
Based on a 4.0 scale; cumulative.
Academic Advisor's Name *
Academic Advisor's Email Address *
French Language Skills *
You do not need to be able to speak French to participate.
Passport/visa *
If accepted to the program, you will need to get a U.S. passport as soon as possible for the French paperwork to be formalized. All costs related to applying for a passport are the responsibility of the student (
Have you traveled outside of the United States before? *
If you have traveled outside of the U.S., for what purposes?
If any of your above responses need additional explanation or you have concerns, please write them here.
Demographic Information
The questions asking about demographics are entirely voluntary. The information is used for reporting to the REACT funding agency, the National Science Foundation, which is interested in the demographics of the U.S. STEM workforce and pipeline.
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Hispanic or Latino. A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
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Check as many boxes as you identify with.
I identify with being a first-generation student.
First-Generation Students are considered ones whose parent(s)/guardian have not completed Bachelor's degree(s)
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Do you have a disability?
(From the Americans with Disabilities Act) The term "disability" means, with respect to an individual, (A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or(C) being regarded as having such an impairment.
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Other Application Materials
Once you submit this form, you will need to email the below materials as attachments in order to complete your application (please send your email to

(a) resume (1-page limit)
(b) transcripts - unofficial are OK for initial review
(c) statement answering the below questions

1) Why would you like to be involved with the REACT project? (250-word limit)

2) Why would you like to do research at GIANT in Grenoble ( and/or be part of the GIANT International Internship program ( (250-word limit)

3) Briefly describe any prior research experience and technical skills you have. (350-word limit)

You will also need to have a letter of support for your participation in the 2020 program sent directly to by your academic advisor or a faculty member.

We will review all completed applications starting on January 6, 2020. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis, if there are positions that remain to be filled. We encourage you to apply as EARLY as possible.
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