BU BRITE REU application portal for summer 2020 has closed. We will start accepting applications for summer 2021 on December 1, 2020.

Applications are evaluated and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Successful applicants will have:

  • Prior coursework in mathematics, computer science, and biology
  • Prior computer programming experience
  • A strong interest in bioinformatics research and biological problems
  • A strong interest in the BU BRITE program

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

The following are required: 1) an unofficial undergraduate transcript, 2) one letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can discuss your potential to successfully complete a bioinformatics research project, 3) a resume, and 4) a personal statement (two pages max) discussing your research interests and experience, background in computing/math/biology, career goals, involvement in community and leadership activities, and your specific interest in the BU BRITE REU. In your personal statement, please address all the issues mentioned. Feel free to list specific REU projects that interest you.