Summer Research Programs for Undergraduate Students

The University of Alabama (UA) Graduate School is providing support for six (6) summer research experiences for undergraduates (REU).

These are 10-week in residence programs that each pay a $5,680 stipend, and also offer free on-campus housing plus an allowance to help with travel and meal expenses.

This effort is part of the UA Graduate School’s Strategic Graduate Partnerships Initiative (SGPI). 

About SGPI

  • The goal of the UA’s SGPI is to create partnerships with academic institutions that create pathways for undergraduate students into graduate programs. 
  • The primary focus of SGPI is Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs) and students historically under-represented in graduate education.

Summer 2024 Programs 

Minimum Application Materials for All Programs

  • Basic contact information (name, email, current institution, major, expected graduation, etc.)
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts

International Students

International students currently enrolled full-time at a US academic institution located in the United States may be eligible to apply. International students must hold a valid visa status that will allow full participation in the program.  For international students on an F-1 visa, they must be authorized either under Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and for students on a J-1 student visa, they must be authorized under Academic Training (AT) to participate in any of the summer programs listed above. If admitted, students must immediately submit the following documents to UA: passport, visa, I-94, and I-20 authorizing CPT or Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Card for OPT or J-1 DS-2019 authorizing AT or other visa documentation that allows participation. F-1 and J-1 student visa holders should contact the International Student Office at your institution to apply for OPT, CPT, or AT authorization.

Important Dates

Friday, Mar. 1, 2024Application deadline.
Monday, Apr. 8, 2024Applicants notified.
Sunday, May 19, 2024Move in to campus housing.
Saturday, Jul. 27, 2024Move out of campus housing (tentative date).


Jessica DossProgram Coordinator for Academic Partnerships and ALSAMP
Emmett J. Lodree, Ph.D.Executive Director of Academic Partnerships
Felicia SmithGraduate Assistant for Academic Partnerships