Who Should Apply

Applicants with the following attributes are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents majoring in computer science, psychology, economics, or sociology.
  • Women and minorities that are under-represented in the sciences.

When to Apply 

NSF Funding Has Ended - There Will Not Be A Summer 2022 Program

Application Timeline 

The application period for Summer 2021 is now closed.

Below is the general timeline for the 2021 CSS REU program:

  • Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 - Application Opens
  • Monday, February 1st, 2021 - Applications & Reference Letters Due.
  • End of February through Mid March - Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made.
  • Tuesday, June 1st - Students move into campus housing.
  • Wednesday, June 2nd -  CSS REU program begins.
  • Saturday, July 31st - CSS REU program ends and students move out of campus housing.

How to Apply

  1. Identify the 3-5 available research projects that are of most interest. You will need to indicate these on your application.
  2. Submit the online application. 
  3. Arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to
  • Important: There is no required format or content for the recommendation letters. The online application form and recommendation letters are the only requirement - additional information will not be reviewed.
Need more information?

For more information on the CRC's REU programs, please contact

For more information on other REU opportunities offered by the NSF, please visit the NSF website.