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.

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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:

REU Programs @ UConn Math

At UConn Math, we are proud to take an active part in this mission. The department hosts two independently run and funded programs:

  • Markov Chains REU primarily funded by grants from the NSA Mathematical Sciences Program.
  • REU Site primarily funded by grants from the National Science Foundation.

Please visit each program’s website for more information and contacts.

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