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Application Information

The 2020 Wadsworth Center REU Program application is open

To Apply

1. Ensure your eligibility:

Applicants sought are undergraduates majoring in a basic natural science (biology, chemistry, computational modeling, engineering, genetics, mathematics) who will not have received their Bachelor's degree by the end of summer 2020 and who are interested in attending graduate school with the goal of pursuing a career in science.​

Applications are encouraged from students attending colleges with limited research opportunities and from students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, such as women, ethnic minorities, veterans, the physically challenged, and/or those who are the first in their family to attend college.

Only U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents are eligible.

2. Create a account  (if you are a NYS resident, you may already have one – go to step 3).

Visit and create an account by clicking on “Don’t have an account” and selecting “Personal”. Follow the instructions to create an account. Once you create an account, you will receive a Welcome email from Ny.govId. Click on the link in this email to activate your account. Select your security questions, create a password, and login.

3. Login to your account to complete the online REU application.

  • Login to the website with your user name and password.
  • Click on Health Applications button.
  • Click on the Wadsworth Center REU Application link.
  • Fill in the online application form, including the names and e-mail addresses of two references. 
    Your references will receive e-mails with instructions and links to submit their letters or recommendation.
    Upload your CV or resumé, and a one-page, single-spaced personal statement, as separate files.
  • Click “Save as draft” or “Send Application”.
    You may save your application as a draft, but once you submit it, you cannot edit your submission. Prior to submitting your application, review your entries and ensure your uploaded documents are accurate. If you need to make changes subsequent to submitting your application, please contact

4. Send your transcripts by e-mail to or by postal mail to REU Program, Wadsworth Center, Room E-260, Empire State Plaza, Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509.

The application and all other materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by February 20, 2020.