Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Our department has offered experiences in math research to undergraduates from all over the country for over four decades. Students are selected to participate in research projects during the summer with individual faculty mentors, investigating a wide variety of topics. The National Science Foundation supports the program via a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant.

Our department hosts a summer REU program in which advanced undergraduates from around the country come to Bloomington for an intense eight-week session of guided individual research projects, augmented by other group activities. IU students are eligible for this program. Applications are due in late February.

Learn more about our REU program

Examples of REU research

If you are interested in the REU program, take some time to read the research project descriptions. They will give you a sense of the scope of the experience.

The National Science Foundation maintains a comprehensive list of REU sites.

Contact information

Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions and Application pages carefully.

Letters of recommendation may be emailed to Mandie McCarty, amm3308@indiana.edu.

If you have further questions, you may send an email to:

Chris Connell, Director
Indiana University Mathematics REU program
connell@indiana.edu