Perform research in cutting-edge labs at the forefront of human regenerative engineering, medicine, and biology
The University of Washington (UW) Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) and partnering departments (e.g., Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Orthopedics) sponsor a PAID 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Seattle, WA. The program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to work on research projects with leading scientists. The program also offers workshop training sessions in communications, scientific presentation skills, and ethics; as well as professional development lunch & learn. We are building the next generation of diverse scholars in regenerative medicine, biology, and engineering.
Read more about the ISCRM REU program here.
I finally learned what it was like to be a scientist and it made me realize that graduate school is an option for me.
- Participate in the full 10-week REU program (June 20, 2023 to August 18, 2023).
- Be at least 18 years old, enrolled in a U.S. institution and have not graduated by the first day of the REU program.
- Devote 40 hours per week to the program.
- Not enroll in classes or hold other jobs during the day. Participants will be paid a stipend and will not receive academic credit for the research experience.
- Attend required weekly communications classes, lectures, seminars, focus groups, and workshops.
- Involvement in an interdisciplinary research project with a team where researchers are working together to solve a common science problem.
- Access to lectures on ethics, communications, laboratory safety, and other select topics.
- The opportunity to participate in an end-of-summer research symposium, at which undergraduate researchers give a poster presentation describing their work and results to the research community.
- A stipend of $6,000.
- Reimbursement of travel expenses to a maximum of $750.
- Housing on the University of Washington (Seattle) campus (at no cost to the REU student).
- January 17, 2023: Application deadline
- February 17, 2023: Acceptance decision
- March 6, 2023: Acceptance deadline
- May 15, 2023: Travel arrangements should be completed
- June 20, 2023: First day of program
- August 17, 2023: ISCRM Summer Undergraduate Symposium
- August 18, 2023: Last day of program
How To Apply — Applications are now closed and will reopen in late 2023
- Submit a single PDF containing the completed ISCRM Application form, CV/resume, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and personal statement to Leena Pranikay (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “ISCRM REU Application”
Access the ISCRM REU Application Form HERE.
- Identify two referees who can evaluate your ability to participate in the program and ask them to submit letters of references via email directly to Leena Pranikay (email@example.com)
- Please direct any questions to Leena Pranikay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Founded in 2006, the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine is the largest interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Washington. For more than a decade, ISCRM researchers in more than 130 labs have been harnessing stem cells as instruments of discovery and treatment, learning from the human body’s natural capacity to repair itself, and pioneering new technologies to solve the biggest challenges in medicine, safely and effectively.
Learn more about ISCRM here.