Apply to REACH

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) announces REACH, a eight-week summer research fellowship specifically for community college students. This fellowship will focus on fundamental scientific and engineering challenges relevant to producing renewable materials from non-food agricultural crops, also knows as “biorefining”. Disciplines for research includes biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering. Prospective fellows should have completed at least one lab course in a relevant discipline (biology, chemistry, physics, engineering or other).

Video from the 2018 REACH Program:

Details about the 2021 REACH Program:

Program Dates

June 7 – July 31, 2021

Highlights of REACH Program:

  • Volunteer opportunities to fulfill TN Promise
  • Get PAID for doing research
  • Attend seminars and training sessions
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Social and recreational activities

Financial Provisions of REACH Program:

  • $5,000 stipend

This application requires a brief personal statement. The links below offer some tips for writing these types of statements:

Interested in applying for the REACH Program? Applications for 2021 are being reviewed on a rolling basis. The earlier, the better!