National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities offered in the summer for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of approximately 10 undergraduates who work in the research programs at a host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with the faculty and other researchers. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute and gain valuable experience in research.

Application Materials

Based on academic scholarship/fellowship student applies for. 

What they’re looking for

Based on academic scholarship/fellowship student applies for. 

Interested students can explore opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. Individual sites may have specific eligibility requirements (e.g., number of undergraduate years completed) for applicants. Students who are selected to participate in an REU are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. 

Academic Level
Field(s) of Study
Social Sciences
Nomination Required
Citizen Status
U.S. Citizen