Research Experience for Undergrads
What are REUs?
Interested in math research?
There are plenty of Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in math, in many cases through nationally-funded summer REU programs at host institutions, including our department.
General Info on REUs
REUs are typically 8-10 weeks long, aimed at (but not restricted to) rising seniors and juniors and offer stipends and/or housing. Usually, programs are funded by national agencies (e.g. National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, National Security Agency, Department of Defense), and there is often a citizenship/residency requirement. As a general rule, applications are due in early spring semester, and require at the very least 2 reference letters from professors / supervisors and a personal statement. Interested? Start looking no later than during Winter break.
Where to look? Start here:
- mathprograms.org (showing current programs, start searching in mid-late fall semester)
- NSF-funded Mathematical Sciences REU Site search
- NSF program application portal (not all NSF programs use this)
- For UConn students: thinking of research work with UConn faculty over the summer? Consider applying to UConn’s internal Summer Undergraduate Research Fund award.
At UConn Math, we are proud to take an active part in this mission. The department hosts two independently run and funded programs:
Please visit each program’s website for more information and contacts.