The JMU Chemistry 2017 NSF REU program is scheduled for May 22 - July 28, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: Our new application process uses the website to collect and organize applicant information. While this site is primarily used for research programs in Mathematics/Statistics, our program is indeed a Chemistry/Biochemistry REU program.  To minimise potential confusion, please inform your two references that they will receive an email from ( requesting a reference.


Click here to apply for a position as a Chemistry/Biochemistry undergraduate student.

Click here to apply for a position as an ASL interpreting undergraduate student.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. All applications submitted by March 1, 2017 will be given full consideration.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been the recipient of National Science Foundation funding through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program since 1990. Since 2000, JMU has hosted REU sites in materials science, biology and mathematics. The REU site is a 10 week program in which students work in a research lab along with a faculty mentor.


The JMU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department hosts an NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates ten week research program. In this project funded by the Chemistry Division, James Madison University’s (JMU) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides research opportunities for regional, and deaf and hard of hearing students.  The REU site provides opportunities for undergraduate students who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to perform summer research. The students include those from JMU as well as students from outside institutions that do not have extensive research infrastructure.  All undergraduate researchers have access to an extensive range of research opportunities in a broad range of disciplines including biophysical, organic, environmental, inorganic and materials chemistry.  Undergraduate interpreting students, working under the direction of a professional interpreter, research topics relevant to the challenges of interpreting in a scientific environment.  All students participate in novel research, seminars, group meetings, writing papers, presentations and social events focused on increasing interaction between all participants.  All students will gain valuable experiences that will aid in their future careers in the sciences. External faculty participants from regional colleges can impact and expand the research culture at their home institutions.

JMU Chemistry & Biochemistry, NSF funded Publications & Presentations, 2010 - Aug 2014

JMU Chemistry & Biochemistry, NSF funded Publications & Presentations, 2014 - Aug 2017

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