REU Students

REU: How to Apply


Deadline to Apply

  • Submit Application Materials by February 9, 2024.
  • Awards will be announced after this deadline and will continue until all positions are filled.

How to Apply

Interested students should submit the following materials:

  • Complete this online survey: REU Application Questions
  • Email the items below to
    • Letter of Application/Personal Statement clearly stating field of interest, with your name and email address at the top.
    • Copy of transcript(s) - (Unofficial (the no-cost-to-you-version) is fine to start. We'll ask for an official transcript if we send you and offer letter.)
  • Request two letters of reference:
    • Letters should be from an easily-contacted professor or supervisor who has knowledge of the student's scientific skills.
    • Professors should email their letters to, using their university/employee email address.
  • Be sure your name is at the top of your personal statement!

To Apply Via Mail

Please submit application, letter of application/personal statement, letters of reference, and transcript(s) by February 9, 2024 to:

REU Summer Internships +0301
The University of Akron
PEAC 106
Akron, Ohio 44325-0301