REU National Science Foundation – REU Program Information for Students
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.
Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.
Information about REU sites for the following summer usually appears on the NSF website beginning in October of the previous year. Most REU programs begin at the end of the academic year (around June) and end in August before the next academic year. Application deadlines generally range from the end of December to May.
How to Apply
Search the NSF website for REU locations and apply to the individual institutions.