Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The REU program runs June 3rd -- July 26th 2024

Preparatory program dates: May 9 -- June 2


We will have a one month online preparatory component to our program to provide specific necessary background to welcome a wider variety of students. This will run from May 9 to June 2, and will be conducted online and accommodate up to 4 students; expect the workload to be intensive. This can help fill gaps if you don't have all the necessary prerequisites for the program. You do not need to submit a separate application for this component.

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.

Your housing and meals are included. There is a weekly stipend and travel support.


Applications are open until  February 28, 2024.

Learn more about our REU program

You are now able to apply to our program at (LINK)

See current projects below.

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.

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

Dylan Thurston, Director
Indiana University Mathematics REU program