Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) IOU Program

Opportunity Description:

The Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is designed for students interested in participating in hands-on research opportunities in top laboratories in optics and photonics. Selected students are paired with a research project complementing their interests and goals at one of CIAN’s partner universities.

Students will also participate in professional development and social opportunities.

A stipend of $5,000 is provided. Housing and Travel are not included.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

CIAN strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority groups, women, first-generation college students and students that do not have previous lab research experience. US Citizenship or permanent residency is required. Minimum GPA 3.0 required, on a 4.0 scale.

Application Process: 



Letter of Recommendation

May be mailed to CIAN in a sealed and signed envelop by the letter writer, or emailed directly by the letter writer. Please give your letter writer this form to complete.

Official Transcript

Please mail an official transcript to the CIAN headquarters.

All mail may be directed to CIAN headquarters.

Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)
University of Arizona
c/o Trin Riojas, CIAN Coordinator
1630 E University Blvd., 504
Tucson, AZ 85721

Email Trin Riojas at with any questions.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: