Frequently Asked Questions
Will REVU run on campus in 2021?
We are currently doing everything we can to ensure programming will proceed as planned. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program may be run online or may need to be postponed until 2022. We will update this website as we know more.
How much does the program cost?
There is no charge for attending the REVU program and all living expenses are covered while on Yale’s campus. Travel is reimbursed up to $1,000.
I don't have any research experience, am I a good candidate?
Absolutely! The REVU program is designed for candidates just starting out with research.
I have some bad grades on my transcript, should I still apply?
Yes, especially if you have good grades in classes from more recent semesters. You will also be given an opportunity to make a note on your transcript during the application process.
What will a typical day in the program look like?
Your schedule will be built around your research group’s schedule. Most days will be full of working on your research project and collaborating with your mentor and other students. We will also hold group events, lunches, and professional development sessions for fellows throughout the summer. Evenings and weekends will typically be free.
What if a project in my research field of interest isn’t available this summer?
If you aren’t interested in an available research program, we encourage you to reach out to us at . The REVU program is an opportunity to explore a variety of STEM fields, so we encourage you to read about the projects available and consider any option that might interest you.
What if I’m not sure which research project I am interested in?
We strongly recommend reading about the available research programs. It may also be a great idea to speak to your personal mentors and professors at your school for guidance.
I can’t commit to the entire summer program, should I still apply?
You are still encouraged to apply, but please let us know what dates you will be unavailable in the application. We give strong preference to students who can attend the full 9 weeks and will not consider applications from those who will miss more than 1 week.
How do I chose who writes my letters of recommendation?
We advise choosing letter writers with whom you have a strong relationship with and who can speak to your motivation, academic history, and character.
I am currently enrolled at a community college, should I still apply?
Absolutely, we encourage everyone enrolled in a STEM-related discipline at an accredited institution to apply for the REVU program.
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