National Science Foundation

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Application Details

We are now accepting applications through Start My Application!

Application Deadline : 02/24/21 (8:59pm pacific / 11:59pm eastern)

Before you start the online application process you will want to have the following ready to submit:
  • A Personal, Diversity, and Collaboration Statement telling us (1) why you want to participate in the program, and how it would impact you future plans, (2) a description of your commitment and/or contributions to increasing diversity in STEM, and (3) what skills and/or approach you bring to collaborative work with a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds. Your statement should be no more than one page long.
  • A second Mathematical Statement describing a mathematical result you find particularly interesting, including something about its proof and/or applications. This statement should be written using latex, if possible. It should also be no more that one page long.
  • An unofficial academic transcript,
  • The names and email addresses of two faculty members who will upload letters of recommendation for you when they receive a prompt from
Also note that National Science Foundation limits this program to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.