FAQ

What is BRITE?
Bioinformatics Research and Interdisciplinary Training Experience

When is the application due?
The application must be submitted electronically by February 18, 2022.

Where do I send my application?
The REU application is completed online. If you need assistance to complete the application, please contact the Program Coordinator at johannas@bu.edu.

Am I eligible to apply if I am not a U.S. citizen?
To be eligible for NSF/REU grant support, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Am I eligible to apply if I am not an undergraduate student?
No. To be eligible for NSF/REU grant support you must be a rising junior or rising senior during the summer of 2022. This excludes students who will be starting undergraduate school in the Fall of 2022, and those who received their undergraduate degree in spring or fall of 2021. However, second semester seniors who will be completing their undergrad degree in December 2022 or January 2023 are eligible.

When will I be notified if I have been accepted?
Students will be contacted by mid March.

I have additional questions…
Please contact Johanna Vasquez in the Bioinformatics Program at johannas@bu.edu.