About REUs

What is a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates?

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) refer to a variety of programmatic opportunities offered through universities, national societies, and other scientific organizations. An REU site usually hosts around 10 undergraduate students working in the host institution's research programs and associated with a specific project. Participants may be granted stipends and/or assistance with housing and travel.

REUs are available in all fields and provide high-level research experiences for undergraduates. They support the active participation of undergraduates in diverse fields of scientific research and may be hosted within the United States or internationally.


Opportunities in the US