National Science Foundation LogoSummer Research Program 2020 - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Program Dates: May 17, 2020 - July 24, 2020

The department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas is proud to sponsor a National Science Foundation supported REU program for the 30th year in 2020.*

The application is available at www.nsfreu.org/login

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

The 10-week summer program allows undergraduate chemistry majors, who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2019, to carry out research in a chosen area, including:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry and protein dynamics
  • Inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical or theoretical chemistry

Participants will present the results of their summer projects at the conclusion of the program. During the course of the program, participants will visit NCTR or the FutureFuel Chemical Company in Batesville. (expenses paid by the program).

At the conclusion of the program, the Tony Jude Award will be given to the top student in the program.

College Credit

Those selected will be enrolled as students at the University of Arkansas and will receive one hour research credit. All privileges normally enjoyed by university students will be extended to all summer REU students.


Both dormitory and off-campus housing are available. Participants will receive a scholarship of up to $5,100 and a living allowance of up to $2,200.

Conference Allowance

Each participant will be given $395 to attend a national or regional conference in 2020-2021.*


Interested applicants should complete the following three steps to apply by the deadline March 15, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Pick up to 3 potential projects.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Notification of admission decision by March 30, 2020 or sooner.
  4. Students deadline to notify the Chemistry Department acceptance will be listed on the offer letter.

NOTE: Please note that information provided in the application will be used to report statistics to the National Science Foundation or other reporting agencies in an aggregate report. All information provided will remain confidential

*Dependent upon funding

For inquiries contact:
David Paul, 479-575-5190
or contact reuinfo@uark.edu