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Indiana University Bloomington

General Information

The Indiana University Department of Physics offers summer research positions to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in physics. The participants will gain direct research experience by working in ongoing experimental or theoretical research programs in accelerator physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, elementary particle and high energy physics, medical physics, and nuclear physics in projects supervised by Indiana University faculty and senior scientific staff. All students attend weekly seminars on current research in physics and will participate in professional development discussions and activities. At the completion of the Summer Program, each student will present the results in a seminar at a closing Symposium and will be encouraged to develop other means to share the results of their research (conference abstract or poster presentation, technical report, research article, etc).

Important Dates

21-December 2022 Begin accepting applications
15-February 2023 (approximately) Begin making offers*
22-May 2023 Program starts
28-July 2023 Program ends

*We continue to accept applications as long as we have positions available.


An applicant must must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and should qualify for all of the following:

  • have completed at least two semesters of college-level physics,
  • be majoring in physics or a closely related area (for example, one that requires some physics courses beyond the introductory level),
  • and will still be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Fall 2022.

  • Support

    A stipend of $6000 for a 10-week summer appointment will be paid to each student. Single accommodation housing and meals will be provided as well as an allowance for round-trip travel. Detailed information will be sent to the participants in April.


    Apply online.

    Applicants must provide two references for evaluation based on academic year.

    A transcript that includes grades for the Fall 2021 semester. Since application screening will begin promptly, applications and transcripts should be received by February 15, 2022. This can be uploaded when you apply.


    Selection will be made by the Summer Undergraduate Research Program Selection Committee on the basis of the applicant's academic record, statement of interests, research goals, and the recommendation of instructors.

    The Undergraduate Research in Physics Program at the Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter is supported by the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program at the National Science Foundation and by the Indiana University Office of Research and the University Graduate School, and the College of Arts and Science.

    Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks applications from all qualified persons reguardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.