The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at The University of Iowa.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021.


  • Complete all required fields.
  • Please ensure you have all of the information you need before completing the form including faculty names and e-mails for your references, and that you have chosen your desired research project ranking 1, 2, and 3 from the list which can be found at:
  • Submit the form.
  • Remember to e-mail the remaining pieces to complete the application process to
    (see below).

Be prepared to upload the following items to the online form:

  • A short essay/personal statement which addresses the following questions:
    • What are your research interests and experiences?
    • Which of the REU research projects interests you and why?
    • What do you hope to accomplish during the summer research program?
    • What are your future career plans?
  • A copy of your most recent transcript. If you are selected for the program an official transcript will be required.
  • Names and email addresses of two faculty references (Note: please notify faculty references to send letters of recommendation to