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2022 Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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November 9, 2021

2022 CNF REU Program Announcement

During the summer of 2022, the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility will host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program from June 7th through August 12th. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (see complete list of restrictions and eligibility requirements online).

The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. CNF REU interns work with their assigned faculty and graduate students on projects using the unique resources offered at CNF and Cornell University. Convocations are held in August to allow interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in concise scientific presentations. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. These reports are published and distributed to the interns and sites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and many others.

CNF REU interns receive a $6,000 stipend, plus housing and reasonable travel expenses. Full participation in the ten-week program, convocations, and final reporting is mandatory. (The 2021 CNF REU Program reports are online at

A complete application includes: the online application, an unofficial transcript, a personal essay and resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. The online application deadline is Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (5:00 p.m. Pacific, 8:00 p.m. Eastern).

Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
CNF REU Program Coordinator
250 Duffield Hall CNF
Ithaca NY 14853-2700