When is the application due?
The application must be submitted electronically by February 5, 2013.
Where do I send my application?
The REU program application is a fillable .pdf form which is sent via email to email@example.com
Am I eligible to apply if I am not a U.S. citizen?
No. To be eligible for NSF/REU grant support, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Am I eligible to apply if I am not an undergraduate student?
No. To be eligible for NSF/REU grant support you must still be enrolled as an undergraduate during the summer of your REU experience. For most, this means you must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall.
Am I eligible if my school runs on a quarter system?
Yes. Some schools run on a quarter system and students may not be able to begin the program until mid-June. You are still eligible to apply but this must be indicated and approved by the mentor/project of your choice. Students who arrive late are encouraged to stay late, thus completing the full 12-week experience.
What is GPA max?
We are asking for your institution's maximum GPA. Some schools run on a 4.0 scale and others use a different scale. We use this to determine where your GPA falls within your institution's scale.
Some schools do not use a GPA scale. If this is the case please indicate this and attach your semester review forms.
How important is the essay portion of the application?
We are looking for thoughtful answers to our essay question. Since most of the students that apply to our program are highly qualified, the essay is a very important aspect in our final decision-making process. Therefore, it is in your best interest to put time, effort, and careful thought into writing this essay.
Do I need letters of recommendation?
It is not necessary to provide letters of recommendation with your application. Please provide us with the names of three references and their contact information. During the selection process we may ask for letters of recommendation or contact your references via phone or email. It is a good idea to ask permission from your references to use their name before listing them.
How do I rank my project interest?
We ask that you rank projects in numerical order of preference. 1 being your top choice, etc..
When will I be notified if I have been accepted?
Students will be contacted by the beginning of April.
I have additional questions...
Contact Patricia Smith at 845-677-7600 x326 or firstname.lastname@example.org