National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)


The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. 



Eligibility Requirements

  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Meet the eligibility requirements of the specific REU Site.

How to Apply

Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements.

To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the directory of active REU Sites.