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REU Program Details

What does the program provide?

  • Financial Package
    • Stipend: $6,000
    • Round Trip Travel Assistance to and from Knoxville TN
    • On-Campus, suite-style housing
  • Research Experience
    • Students will engage in research that may include field work, lab work, and modelling while being immersed in social development with both this cohort and other summer programs at the University of Tennessee

Who can apply?

Students must meet these conditions:

  • Be a citizen, a permanent resident of the Unites States, or an eligible non-citizen. 
  • Be enrolled in college for Fall 2022. Students graduating by May 23, 2022 are not eligible.
  • Have successfully completed an introductory course in a STEM major. Applicants must be at least a rising sophomore and have taken a course in biology, chemistry, physics, ecology, environmental science, social sciences, or engineering.
  • Be eligible to participate in the entire program, possibly including research that requires work on the weekends and performing field work and lab work. 

We especially encourage applications from students who are from groups underrepresented in STEM, are veterans, disabled, or early in their undergraduate coursework. 


Whom do I contact if I have questions?

Dr. Jon Hathaway 
Hathaway@utk.edu
865-974-6058