How to Apply for 2021 Summer REU Program

First check out these important details: To apply for our Summer 2021 program: Your application is complete with submission of an application form, a copy of the transcript, and two recommendations. Incomplete appplications will not be considered.

The last day for receipt of all items is March 8. The on-line application form and recommendation form should be submitted by midnight (23:59) Mountain Standard Time on March 8, when the site will be closed.

We will send out our first offers by e-mail in the second week of March, 2021, though it may be a few weeks before our list of REU participants is finalized.   N.B.:  If you receive an offer, you will be expected to either accept or decline by March 22. Extensions of this deadline are not possible, so it will be useful for you to have a clear idea of your priorities, and a realistic grasp of your opportunities, among the programs to which you have applied. We notify all applicants when our program is full.

COVID Update

Due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, at this time we cannot guarantee that the summer 2021 program will take place in-person. We are currently planning for an in-person program, but students should be aware that the program may be shifted to a virtual program at any time between now and summer 2021. The program also welcomes applications by interested local students, who will not be provided with campus lodging and transportation during the period of the program. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this time.

If you have questions, please check our FAQ page to see if your questions are already answered there. If not, please direct your question to: reu at