The CREST IDEALS REU 2020 Program at The City College of New York has a focus on recruiting students from under-represented minorities and groups, but, all students are encouraged to apply.

The program lasts 9 weeks, from June 1st – August 9th, comes with a $5000 stipend, as well as on-campus housing for non-NYC residents

There are three different research areas:
1. Low-DimensionalFunctional Materials andNano-Heterostructures
2. Bio-Inspired Re-configurable Materials
3. Novel Materials Probes and Design Formalism

All students will be provided a research stipend and opportunities for hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities,professional development workshops,and organized group activities. Non-NYC residents will be provided with on campus housing. Eligibility is outlined on the application website.

Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

The REU program includes:

  • hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • professional development workshops
  • organized group activities
  • a stipend of $5,000
  • on campus housing for out-of-state candidates

Interested students should send the application materials listed below by E-mail to

Admission decisions will be made by March 27, 2020.
Students offered a position must accept or reject that offer, via e-mail, no later than April 23, 2020. The e-mail with application materials should contain the subject heading “Application for the 2020 IDEALS REU Program” and the following items should be included as attachments:

(1) A one-page curriculum vitae
(2) A statement of career interest following undergraduate school
(3) An unofficial transcript
(4) Completed IDEALS REU Application Form (next page)

In addition two letters of recommendation should be e-mailed, from the authors, directly to Please, include “REU 2020 recommendation for “, followed by the applicant’s name, in the Subject line.

Anthony Richardson, Center Administrator

More information on the application process here.