General information and how to apply

The University of Connecticut’s summer program brings together a small group of undergraduates to explore what it is like to do research in pure and applied mathematics. Over the course of 10 weeks, we follow research projects from beginning to end — starting with reading about the project, writing proofs/programs, performing calculations, and ending with writing up results. In the past, many of our projects have culminated in published articles and conference talks. Topics for Summer 2024 include Fractals, Laplacian Eigenmaps, Orthogonal Polynomials and Quantum Information.

Applications will be accepted until the end of March, but early applications are strongly encouraged. We usually begin making offers in early March.

The program runs for 10 weeks, from late May to early August. Anticipated Summer 2024 dates: 05/27/2024 — 08/03/2024

We have been notified by the NSF that they anticipate renewing funding for our site in 2024. Provided that occurs, we will be able to support students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  In the coming year we expect that support will consist of a stipend of approximately $7000 and either housing in UConn dorms or a housing stipend of approximately $2300. As this grant is intended to increase the participation of undergraduate students in mathematics research, we are particularly interested in applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in mathematics, including women and minorities.

We also consider applications from students who have their own funding (e.g. from their home institution or government).

The REU program is primarily aimed at math and science majors, but your experience and interests are more important than your major.  We primarily enroll students who have completed their sophomore or junior year, but sometimes we admit unusually well-qualified freshmen.  This means that you should usually apply in your sophomore or junior year. You do have to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program to be eligible for NSF funding.

All applications are processed through the NSF REU application website, (now open). We will begin reviewing applications starting in early March; applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.