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2018 CNF & PARADIM REU Program Application 

: Create Your Profile Account :

  • Please fill in your profile information below to create your application account. (READ THIS ADVICE FIRST!)
  • Unless otherwise noted, all fields are required.
  • You WILL be able to update this profile information later.

Please Note:

  • There are several parts to completing this application:
    • After creating your profile account below, you'll confirm that information
    • You'll then log in and begin to fill out your application information
    • The application has four steps.
      • 1. Apply online (select your research preferences, register your recommender(s), etc.)
      • 2. Enter your relevant coursework (you WILL be able to update this information as you go along)
      • 3. Upload your one-page resume
      • 4. Upload your personal essay (completes and submits your application)
  • Your application is not complete until you take the final fourth step of uploading your essay! That action is what releases your application to the CNF & PARADIM REU Program Coordinators.

Login Information

1. Your Username must not be longer than 15 (fifteen) characters.

2. Your Password must be at least 5 (FIVE) characters long. Passwords ARE case sensitive.

3. PLEASE WRITE DOWN or OTHERWISE MARK NOTE of YOUR USERNAME and PASSWORD! We cannot find this information for you, so you'll have to start a new application if you forget either or both of them.....

Desired Username
New Password
Re-enter New Password

THE CNF & PARADIM REU PROGRAMS ARE RESTRICTED TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS ONLY. Permanent Residents must send a copy of their Green Card (both sides) to the Program Application Coordinator in order to complete their application.
I am a citizen of the United States of America
I am citizen of another country, but also a Permanent Resident of the United States of America
Country of Citizenship:
Permanent Residents MUST include a copy of their Green Card (both sides) in their application materials. The copy may be emailed to Ms. Mallison as a PDF attachment or snail mailed to her, address below:

Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
CNF REU Program Assistant
250 Duffield Hall CNF
Ithaca NY 14853-2700

I am neither
Age & Graduation Affirmation
THIS PROGRAM IS RESTRICTED TO THOSE WHO ARE [1] 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER, [2] SOPHOMORES AND UP, AND [3] NOT GRADUATING BEFORE THE END OF THE PROGRAM -- in addition, you must not have earned a Bachelors degree or any 4-year degree of any kind, in any field, at any time prior to the end of the program in August 2018.
By signing below, you are stating you meet these requirements. If your statement is found to be untrue, your application will be denied and will not be considered in the award process.

By signing below, I hereby affirm that
  1] I will be 18 or over 18 years of age by May 1st, 2018
  2] I have not and will not earn a Bachelors degree or 4-year degree before August 31st, 2018
Contact Information
This system does not handle accents well (i.e., Ŕ), so please do not enter accents in your name or address. We apologize for this inconvenience. Also, please enter your permanent home address and phone number AND your current street address and phone number while at school* -- both!  BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR APARTMENT NUMBER for either address. Thank you!
(*We do not need your SCHOOL's street address -- we need YOUR street address while you are at school!)
First Name
Preferred First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Re-type Email Address
Cell Phone
Preferred Address School     Home
Your Address at Home
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Home Phone (not cell phone!)
Your Address at School (Personal mailing address, NOT the address of your school!)
Same as Home address
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Educational Background

Use the pull-down menu to choose the first letter of your college and then choose the full name in the pull-down alpha list. If your college is not listed, please enter its full name in the box provided. Also, if your college is incorrectly named in the pull-down list, feel free to correct us in the box provided!


Enrolled At
School Name (if not listed above)
Field of Study
Present Class
Last day of spring semester classes and exams
Intended Graduation Date (with 4-yr degree)
Faculty/Academic Advisor
(Full Name)
Advisor's Email
Number of Undergraduates attending this institution
Highest Degree Offered by Institution
Demographic Information

The Office of Management & Budget (OMB), an executive office of the President of the United States of America, sets the race standards for all government forms. For our reporting to the National Science Foundation, you may check the following Ethnic Group and Race, following the minimum categories established in the 1997 OMB Standard for Federal Data. 

Please note that nationalities and ethnicities are not races -- so if you are answering these questions, check boxes in both locations to be complete.  Thank you.

This section is entirely optional of course! 

Gender Female     Male
Do you have any disabilities or special needs?
(Handicap access, mobility issues, etc.)
Yes     No
Please explain:

Please be concise, 100 characters max
Ethnic Group
Hispanic and/or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Race (Please note you may choose more than one option if applicable)
American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black or African American: A person having origins in any of th eblack racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.


your online application must be submitted by wednesday, february 14, 2018 (5 pm pacific / 8 pm eastern)

your recommender has until wednesday, february 21, 2018 (5 pm pacific / 8 pm eastern) to upload your recommendation letter

all application components must be received by the final deadline of thursday, february 22, 2018

Advice & FAQs

Your complete application includes: your account and application forms (including relevant coursework), your essay and one-page resume, and two required recommendations.