Application for Admission

Please note that the last year of this program was summer 2019.

Please apply through the A. James Clark School of Engineering REU Summer application found at

Your recommenders should be able to upload letters at the links emailed to them, upon completion of online application form.

This is a common application form for several REU programs at the University of Maryland at College Park. Please select Transportation Electrification in Section 4 to apply to the REU in Transportation Electrification and for specific instructions.

Note: This program is funded by the National Science Foundation, a federal agency. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply and to participate.

The application requests basic personal and academic information in addition to the following:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A scanned copy of your transcript.
  3. Two letters of reference (at least one should be from a professor in engineering, science or math). An email will be sent directly to your references with a link for uploading a reference letter upon completion of online application form.
  4. An essay (1 page max, single spaced, 12 pt font, 1″ margins) on why you are interested in participating in this program (career and academic goals for example). Please describe any prior research experience and explain how your participation in this program will benefit your future career plans. In addition, please explain how you feel that you can contribute to the diversity of experiences among student participants. (This is the SAME thing as the “statement of purpose” requested on the application website!)

Selection of Transportation Electrification REU participants will be announced no later than April 15, 2019.

Please note that the last year of this program was summer 2019.