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Eligibility Requirements

Alabama A&M University welcomes applications from students attending 4-year colleges.  Priority will be given to students who are first generation college students, non-traditional students returning to school, and students from ethnic groups that are under-represented in the sciences. Because of logistics, this year's program will run from May 11-July 10, 2014. Accepted applicants will need to make arrangements with their home university to take final exams early and be on the Alabama A&M University on May 11.

Applicants must be:

  1. U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and who will return to their studies in Fall 2014.


  3. In good physical condition


  5. Possess a valid driver's licence


  7. Possess a U.S. Passport with at least 12 months until expiration​


  9. Have a current GPA 3.0 or above​

  10. Have a willingness to travel overseas and experience a new culture

  11. Interested in pursuing an advanced degree (Master or PhD) in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related fields upon completing a bachelors degree.



The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is funded through the National Science Foundatio​n​  (grant #  1063101).   ​​



The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant No. 2009-51160-05462 and No. 2013-38821-21250)