The Basics

Program Dates

  • For 2024: May 23 to July 26. 


  • Clarkson University’s Potsdam Hill Campus, located in Potsdam, New York.

Financial Package

Participants will receive:

  • $6000 stipend
  • Round trip travel (we arrange) to and from Potsdam, New York.
  • On-campus housing (2-4 bedrooms per apartment; mostly single bedrooms) with a common apartment kitchenette for the 10-week period. Note: at this time there is limited summer food services in campus, thus students are expected to prepare/arrange some of their own meals. Summer dining meal plans are negotiable but the services will be available from Monday to Friday only.

How to Apply

Research Topics

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  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or an eligible non-citizen (i.e. U.S. national or Jay Treaty of 1789).
  • Enrolled in college for the fall 2024 (i.e., students who will graduate with a bachelor's degree by June 2024 are not eligible to apply)*
  • Have successfully completed an introductory course/course sequence in a STEM major (e.g., biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science/studies, physics social sciences, engineering)
  • Be willing to live in group housing**
  • Be able to participate in the program full time, possibly including weekends doing field and laboratory work.
  • Participants must be fully vaccinated, including booster, for COVID-19, be able to submit proof of vaccination during the offer and acceptance stage, and be willing to observe on campus masking and social distancing regulations in public places on campus (except residence halls/apartments). Learn more here. 

Application Deadline & Materials

Application Deadline

  • Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST or until positions are filled

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Anticipated First-Round Offers

  • Friday, March 8, 2024

Application Materials

  • CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Personal Statement (see ”How to Apply” page for more details)
  • Identification of two Letter of Recommendation Writers (see ”How to Apply” page for more details)
  • Review and Identification of three research mentors (see “Research Topics” page for descriptions)

*Students from underrepresented groups in the sciences, veterans, disabled, or are early in their undergraduate coursework (rising sophomores or juniors) are especially encouraged to apply.

**The ASET-REU program is dedicated to the ideals of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and we ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all scholars.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the housing accommodations or other aspects of the program.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Abul Baki, PI and Director of ASET-REU,

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