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Cornell University has a long-standing commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, access, equity, and excellence in graduate education. Our Recruitment Office is focused on promoting undergraduate research opportunities and graduate study, and to making Cornell more known and accessible to all students, but especially to those identifying with backgrounds historically underrepresented in graduate education.

Please use the links below to learn more about what the Recruitment Office offers and how we can support your path toward an advanced degree. For additional questions or concerns, please contact Anitra McCarthy (, senior director of recruitment.

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer research opportunity programs are designed to introduce eligible undergraduates to leading scholars at the nation’s top research universities. Participating undergraduates produce graduate level research with faculty guidance over an eight- to- ten week period in the summer. Funding is often provided.

Applications are typically due in December/January.

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