Application for Brandeis University MRSEC REU 2018
The Brandeis University MRSEC REU Application must be completed online:

Before initiating the application, please read the ENTIRE instruction section.

You will have to write 2 essays for this application and you may want to prepare them ahead of time. Essay prompts are:
1. Please describe your previous research experience and correlate this previous research work to the theme of the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. Be sure to include the institution name(s), lab/PI name(s) and dates for each former experience.
2. State how participation in the MRSEC REU program will benefit your future academic and professional careers.

In addition to filling out this form, you must also email each of the following to

1. A complete unofficial digital transcript, including fall semester grades of the current year. If you are accepted, we may ask for an official transcript.
2. A current resume or CV in PDF format.
3. Recommendation letters from TWO faculty members. You should speak with each of your references to make sure that they know that you have listed them and are willing to write a letter for you. Each reference should send their letter to PDF format is preferred.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until February 1st, 2018. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Please plan accordingly.

If you have any problems with this form, questions about the application process or want to know if your application is complete, please contact us at or 781-736-4870.

If you have questions about the REU program itself, please email Dr. Anique Olivier-Mason at

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