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Participation in the SURE-REU Program is restricted to US citizens or permanent residents.

We currently expect the 2023 SURE-REU program will begin on Thursday, May 25th  and end on Friday, July 28th.

All participants MUST arrive on Sunday, May 21st. Please do not consider applying if you will be unable to meet this requirement.

Only online applications are accepted.  

Review of applications will begin on January 16 2023, and the deadline for consideration is February 17, 2023.  Applications opened October 25, 2022.

When completing the online application, please have the following materials available:

  • An essay describing your career goals and reasons for wanting to participate in a summer research program
  • Names, email addresses and phone numbers of faculty that will be submitting letters of recommendation – they will receive a link to complete their recommendation
  • Your current cumulative GPA
  • An unofficial transcript. This should be a pdf or similar file format listing all the college courses you have taken and the grades received.
  • A resume or C.V. that outlines your educational and research experiences, including presentations and publications (if applicable).

You will be required to enter information and upload your transcript, essay, and CV into the online application.

You will not be allowed to submit an incomplete application so it is essential that you have these materials ready before submitting an application.

Your letter writers will receive an email once you submit your application with a link to upload their letter of recommendation.

Please note that they will not receive this link until you submit your completed application.



When you click on the application link, you will need to Create an Account.  You are going to apply to the Pre-Graduate Training Programs.  Chose that you want to apply to the UNC SURE program.

– Create an Account

– You will be sent a temporary pin

– Login using the pin

– Create a new password

– Once you are successfully logged in, you will see a screen that says “Application Management”

– Click “Start New Application” A pop-up window will come up

– Click “Create Application” for 2023 Pre-Graduate Training Programs

– Open your application and choose your program of interest under 2023 > 2023 Pre Graduate Training Programs > UNC SURE

*We are aware that the email that is triggered to the Letter of Recommendation writers may mistakenly say that you have applied to a post-bac program (UNC-PREP). Please be assured that your letter of recommendation will be affiliated with your application to SURE.*