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John Nambu Memorial Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Nambu Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate is currently in a renewal process – please check back in December 2022 for details. Application deadline anticipated early 2023.

The John Nambu Memorial Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program offers intensive research opportunities with stipend support for FAU undergraduates sponsored by the Jupiter Life Science Initiative. Established in the memory of the late Dr. John Nambu, Professor in the Biological Sciences Department, the program provides undergraduates an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in life science labs on the FAU Jupiter campus. These scholarships are exciting and once-in-a-lifetime chances to perform research while expanding scientific expertise through networking with fellow undergrads and faculty mentors, writing and presentations skills. Students often complete a thesis through the ten-week program that runs 28 hours/week during the summer semester, with the option of continuing their research into the next academic year. The REU experience concludes by highlighting student accomplishments and summer research projects at the annual Nambu REU Research Day.

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduates will be competitively chosen to conduct intensive research in sophisticated life science labs. The successful undergraduates will also spend at least one hour per week with the fellow undergrads in the program and a faculty mentor. Students often complete a thesis through the program. Sophomores and juniors are especially encouraged to apply. An application, CV, personal statement and (unofficial) transcripts should be submitted for evaluation by the selection committee. Application deadline: March 1st. Contact Glenn Malone ( for more information.