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Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs

The Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs support active research participation by undergraduate students. REU projects involve students in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Applicants should note that most application deadlines fall in February - March.

For Students

An REU Site consists of a group of 10 or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with the faculty and other researchers.

REU programs are an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to:

  • Explore research interests and gain valuable research experience
  • Decide if you are graduate school material
  • Provide an opportunity to learn about a graduate school of interest
  • Networking opportunities

You can find listings of REUs, which receive support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), by visiting the NSF website.

Considering graduate school? Visit the guide Graduate School: Considering & Choosing.

For Program Directors

As a program director, you can create your listing and update your entry. Enhanced listings for specific programs are now available at the AMS Opportunities web service. Opportunities offers a free listing service, it generates email reminders for you for re-posting, and it offers a broader range of program details within each listing to help students see your program at-a-glance.

To collect applications online, consider the AMS web service which aids in application, document, and reference collection, as well as helping you to easily give access to fellow program staff and reply to applications.