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EMCoR@NCAT REU (in anticipation of funding) will provide all student participants with low-cost on-campus housing (if needed), a generous stipend, library access, membership in on-campus recreational facilities, and assistance with travel costs to/from Greensboro. Each participant will receive $5,000 in stipend, $2,000 towards campus housing, $800 meal allowance, and up to $600 for travel from and to home.

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing at their home institutions, with plans to complete their degree programs.
  • Students must be willing to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and take part in all REU activities in addition to their mentored research work.

To apply to the EMCoR@NCAT REU, please fill out the on-line application form below. In addition to this application, at least two recommendation letters are required from faculty members at your institution. The faculty members should complete this form and email it directly to Dr. Bala Ram ( with the subject line REU RECOMMENDATION – EMCoR@NCAT. If you have any questions about the details of this program, please feel free to contact Dr. Bala Ram (

In addition to this application, please email the following material to Dr. Bala Ram,, by March 2, 2018.

Application Process:

Step 1: Complete the following application in consideration of your candidacy for the REU program.

Remember to read through the research projects and to choose your top 3 choices before you begin the application. Once you begin the application, it must be completed at that time and cannot be saved for later access.

Step 2: Have a faculity member complete at least one letter of recommendation on your behalf and email it to Dr. Bala Ram,, by March 2, 2018.

Step 3: Email your unofficial transcript to Dr. Ram ,, by March 2, 2018.

Step 4: If selected, you will receive official notice of acceptance by March 31, 2018.

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