National Science Foundation

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Application Details

We are now accepting applications through Start My Application!

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.

Make sure to take a look at the research projects for this year before applying and keep in mind the following dates:

REU 2020 Application Deadline: 02/19/20 (8:59pm Pacific / 11:59pm Eastern)

REU 2020 Dates: 06/22/2020 - 08/14/2020