The program runs for 10 weeks, from late May to early August.
We have NSF funding that we can use to support students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This covers lodging and provides a stipend; the latter has previously been in the range of $4000-4500 for the summer. As this grant is intended to increase participation of undergraduate students in mathematics research, we are particularly interested in applications from members of under-represented groups, 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.
All applications are processed through the NSF REU application website, http://www.nsfreu.org. The deadline is February 28. We will begin reviewing applications starting in early March; applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.