REU Application

Application Information


Applications for the 2015 summer program are now CLOSED.


If you have any questions please email us at, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Applicants must be undergraduate students. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or it possessions. Students who are transferring from one institution to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate. 

Students are not eligible if they have completed all requirement for their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled in an undergraduate program. Students are not eligible if they have recently graduated from high school and are not yet enrolled in college.


Applicants must submit the following application material as part of the online application process. All document formats are accepted: 

1) A completed copy of the online Application Form, see below; 

2) An unofficial copy of your academic transcript. If accepted into the REU program, applicants will be required to provide an official copy before starting the program; 

3) A one-page essay on research interests, previous research experience/training (if any), and how participation in the REU Program will contribute to the your academic and professional development; you may indicate that you wish to work on one (or more) of the research projects proposed by mentors, and briefly explain why; 

4) Two letters of recommendation from faculty advisors at the student's (current or past) home institution. Faculty advisors who are able to comment on the applicant’s academic ability are preferred. These can be emailed directly to with the subject line: "YESRT REU letter of Recommendation for 'Last name, first name".



Are you a citizen/national of the US, or a permanent resident alien?

This letter can also be emailed directly to

This letter can also be emailed directly to