Summer 2019 (May 28 - August 2, 2019)

Undergraduate Research Fellowships Announcement

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site


Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019 (11:59 PM, EST)

Applications are invited from qualified and motivated undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) from all U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 10-week (May 28 - August 2, 2019) summer research in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply. The research program is funded through the National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. The 10-week internship will begin on May 28, 2019 (arrival day) at Virginia Tech and end on August 2, 2019 (departure day). The research internship includes a stipend of $500/week, housing (two persons per room), meals, and travel expenses. We have already graduated 105 excellent undergraduate researchers, representing 60+ institutions in the United States from our prior sites during 2007-09, 2010- 2013 and 2014-18. Ten students will be recruited for this program and two of them will travel to India for research. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is the host institution in India. Additional details can be found on the website. Details of Research Mentors along with summer 2019 research projects and other program activities will be posted under the NSF/REU tab at: We request applicants to upload their applications along with other required documents by the deadline (February 15, 2019, 11:59 pm, EST) using the online form found at the link above. Successful applicants will be informed beginning February 24, 2019. Please contact either Dr. Vinod K Lohani (E-mail: or Yousef Jalali (E-mail: for questions. The applicant needs to upload an unofficial copy of transcript and a response to the the prompt below as two separate PDFs. The applicant will also need to list two references. The applicant's references will receive an automated email with instructions on submitting a recommendation letter for the applicant. Prompt: A 1-page (1.5 spacing; 11 size font) essay that should describe your motivation for pursuing undergraduate research at Virginia Tech. Please justify your choice of research projects in this essay and discuss past experiences, if any.

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