Application

***After experiencing some technical difficulties, our application is back online!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the email address below**

The application for Summer 2019 is now open.   If you have any questions, contact us at infectious.disease.reu@gmail.com.  The application period for 2019 will close on February 18.

Available projects.  Descriptions of project available for the Summer of 2019 are available here (note that there is a second page with more options that you need to access by clicking on “older posts” at the bottom of the page). You will be asked to choose your top three projects for the application.

Projects are categorized into three different types:
Quantitative.  These projects are computer-based and involve activities such as modeling and analysis of data collected from online sources or previously collected in the host lab.
Empirical.  These projects will mainly involve data collection from either laboratory-based or field-based projects.
Combination of Empirical (lab- or field-based) and Quantitative (computer-based) projects.

Please note that these are general descriptions, and the actual project done by a student may differ from these descriptions after discussions between students and mentors.

For examples of projects done by students in our program in previous years, click on one of the years in the menu at the bottom of the page.

Eligibility. To participate in the Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site @ UGA, you must be planning to return to an undergraduate degree program in the subsequent fall. Particularly, you must not have graduated or expect to graduate in the year of the program. Additionally, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Applications by students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and / or majoring in biology, computer science, ecology, mathematics, and statistics are especially encouraged.

Application instructions. To apply to the Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site @ UGA:

    • Complete the following form
    • Arrange to have two letters of recommendation emailed to infectious.disease.reu@gmail.com. The applicant’s name (your name) should be indicated in the subject line of the email.
    • Submit your most recent undergraduate transcript (unofficial copy okay) to infectious.disease.reu@gmail.com, with your name in the subject line.

**Please note: If you have submitted an application to another REU Site using the NSF Common Application, we will not have access to that application.  For your application to Population Biology of Infectious Diseases site to be complete, all transcripts and letters of recommendation will need to be submitted to us at the email address above.

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