Research Experience for Undergraduates 2016 Summer Application

Harvard University

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
2016 Summer Application

Please visit our FAQ page for more information on the application process and eligibility criteria.

Past REU participants and projects can be found at:

Please email with any question that are not answered by the FAQ page.


This is the common application site for the joint REU programs coordinated through the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Please visit the links below for more information about the research of each center or institute, and which researchers are linked to each funding source.
  1. NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
  2. NSF REU/RET Site in Materials for Bioengineering Initiative Dedicated to Gateway Experiences
  3. NSF CDI in Scientific Computing using GPUs
  4. The Rowland Institute at Harvard
  5. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
  6. NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program: Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data
  7. Team Research in Computational and Appled Mathematics
  8. NSF Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM)*

*Please visit the CIQM website for additional information, dates and eligibility criteria.

You must be a currently enrolled undergraduate who will not graduate before December 2016. Many of our sources of funding also require that participants are Permanent Residents or Citizens of the U.S.

The 2015 program dates are Monday, June 8 to Saturday, August 15.

The REU application is now closed.

Students who submitted applications by the February 28 deadline can access their accounts to check receipt of letters via the following link:

Please do not mail in transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time, as the new application site will allow upload of these documents.