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We are no longer taking applications for 2020. 
Please check back frequently for updates on the program and details on 2021.

Review of applicants will start on February 1, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled. Applications must be electronically submitted to Dr. Todd Ahlman at The subject line must be: 2020 REU Site Application.

A complete application package includes:

  1. A completed application form (downloadable Application Form);
  2. Purpose statement of not more than 750 words describing your career goals and reasons for wanting to be involved in the REU Site;
  3. Resume;
  4. Transcripts (a scanned copy of an official transcript will suffice);
  5. Two letters of reference. Please have reference letters emailed to

Applications will be reviewed at receipt of all materials.

Here are a few links on how to create a great application package:

A Brief and Unofficial Guide to REU applications.

Pondering blather: Applying to an NSF REU site

astrobites: So You Want to Apply for an REU… Here’s How