Research Experience for Undergraduates Application

Please fill out the following form to complete the online application. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 15 business days of submission please contact us.

The Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the Ohio State University will host an REU program in Molecular Biology sponsored by The National Science Foundation during the summer of 2022.

Official Program Dates: May 23 to July 22, 2022

Students are expected to be on site full time during the program.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

This program provides a cohesive framework for undergraduate research, focusing on the use of model organisms and molecular biology techniques to address fundamental questions in biology, while preparing students for successful graduate study in molecular life sciences.

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The goal of our REU program is to broaden participation in the sciences by providing research opportunities for students in groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science careers. This would include, but not be limited to, students who are members of an ethnic, racial, or other group that is underrepresented in the sciences, students with a disability, students who are first generation college students or from low-income families, and students attending institutions with limited independent research opportunities. If desired, please share how your participation in the program might contribute to these goals. OSU is committed to providing access and accommodations for all students. If you have questions regarding access or accommodations for a disability (in the laboratory, classroom, co-curricular programing or residential settings) related to the REU program or OSU’s campus please contact Student Life Disability Services in confidence at

Please list at least five (and not more than ten) faculty members who you would be interested in working with.  A list of participating REU mentor faculty can be found at the following link: REU FACULTY.  Give the first name and last name of each: