- a US citizen, US national, or US permanent resident
- enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree; preference will be given to students with rising junior or sophomore status
- most accepted applicants will have a minimum grade point average of 2.75
- applications are encouraged from US citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in oceanography (Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders)
- Non-US students and graduating seniors are not eligible for this program
For your application, you will answer a number of general background and contact information questions online, but you will also need to have these additional items prepared in advance and ready to submit:
- An official or unofficial copy of your most recent transcript (as a PDF)
- An essay describing why you are interested in participating in the REU Program: Observing the Ocean. Please include in your essay:
(1) your research interests;
(2) the goals of your undergraduate studies;
(3) your post-graduation career goals and plans;
(4) If you have had previous research experience (note: this is not a requirement), please provide a brief description of your project.
Your essay should be approximately 500 words and can be submitted as plain text (.txt) or PDF
- Look over the Mentors & Projects page to pick 3 potential researchers you may want to work with. Program Directors will make every effort to match students with their choice of mentor.
- The names and email addresses for TWO references. [Note, the application system will send your reference writers an email with a special URL for them to visit and submit their letters].Please make sure your letters of recommendation are submitted by February 15, 2017.
Letters should be from your college professors (preferably for your science/engineering courses) who can comment on your academic qualifications and communication skills (at least 1 should be from a professor from a science class).
It is your responsibility to make sure all materials and letters are submitted by the application deadline.
Click here to begin your application
Application opens: December 1, 2016
Application deadline: February 15, 2017
If you have any questions about the application process, please email Dr. Lisa Campbell or Dr. Tony Knap at firstname.lastname@example.org