NSF/REU Summer Scholars Program

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Thank you for your interest in the MRL Summer Research Internship opportunity sponsored through the NSF REU program. The program started in 1983, and has  brought hundreds of the best science and engineering undergraduates in  the country to MIT for graduate-level materials research. A wide range  of project areas is available; see previous years' programs for example  projects. The application must be submitted by February 14, 2020.


Quick Facts

  • Only US citizens/permanent residents may apply
  • Program dates: June 7, 2020 - August 8, 2020
  • Stipend $8000 plus round trip travel expenses of up to $1000
  • Open to students who are starting their junior or senior year at any college or university, other than MIT, in September of 2020
  • Selection is based on application, academic history and recommendation letters
  • Application deadline : February 14, 2020
  • Awards will be announced on or shortly after: March 16, 2020
  • Arriving late or departing early is not permitted. You must attend all program dates.  We work hard to create a program that immerses students in the local  environment and meets MIT's curricular standards. It is important for  students to be present for all aspects of the program.

The application is long but your responses will be auto saved. Please make sure to fill out all the  information. No incomplete applications will be accepted.    

A recommendation letter is required from your each of your references (2). You must submit your application in order for a your references to receive a link to submit their recommendation letter. Reference requests will be automatically emailed to the people you provide emails for. Please make sure to notify  your references that they will be receiving an email from us and that  they will need to submit their recommendation letters electronically on their letterhead.


NSF/DOE Quantum Science Summer School (QS3)

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  • The program is for graduate students and postdocs in the fields of condensed matter physics, materials science, and disciplines of quantum science in engineering, chemistry, and related fields
  • Dates are July 13 - July 24, 2020
  • Graduate Students and Postdocs are encouraged to apply
  • Awards include round trip travel and attendance expenses
  • More information about the program can be found at QS3.mit.edu

Thank you for your interest in the QS3 Summer School Program!


The NSF/DOE Quantum Science Summer School is a program dedicated to the  education of graduate students and postdocs in the fields of condensed  matter physics, materials science, and disciplines of quantum science in  engineering, chemistry, and related fields. The annual summer school  focuses on key topics of interest in quantum science and their  applications to new technologies in academic and industrial contexts. The goal is to provide expert training to participants in these  subfields by experts in the field in an intensive two week format.

The application has multiple pages, please make sure to fill out all the  information. No incomplete applications will be accepted. The deadline for complete applications is February 14, 2020.

A recommendation letter will be required from the person you use as a reference. A link to submit a recommendation letter will be automatically emailed to the person you list. Please make sure to notify your reference that they will be receiving an email from us and that they will need to submit their recommendation letter electronically. 


If you have any problems or questions with the registration form, please contact qs3@mit.edu.
More information about the program can be found on our website QS3.mit.edu