Undergraduate Resources and Opportunities

MRSEC Dr Anique OM

Brandeis MRSEC offers two summer undergraduate programs:

1. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) for predominantly non-Brandeis students
2. Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SMURF) for Brandeis students

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
June 1 - August 7, 2020

Brandeis University was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to establish a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The research in our center concerns the combination of materials science with biology. We have very strong programs in the physical sciences and the life sciences, which we have combined to study this fascinating area.
Program Overview
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020 Apply to REU


Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SMURF)
 June 1 - August 7, 2020

The MRSEC SMURF program is for Brandeis students doing undergraduate research, sponsored by the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

This is a highly competitive internal fellowship that includes a $5,000 stipend. By the summer, applicants must be rising Brandeis sophomores, juniors, or seniors. No prior lab experience is required, but a commitment from a Brandeis MRSEC faculty member to serve as a mentor in the summer is required.

Recipients are expected to be available to do full time laboratory research during that period, and must commit to presenting a poster at the final poster session. Recipients also commit to participating in weekly activities (~1-2 hours/week) organized by the MRSEC Director of Education. 

Application deadline: February 26, 2020.
Apply to SMURF