REUs are offered by different universities, institutions, and agencies nationwide. These experiences give you the opportunity to actively participate in research and work with faculty and researchers on ongoing research projects.

Develop Research Skills

You can continue the research skills you have been developing, learning new skills from peers from different universities

Build A Larger Network

You can build relationships with scholars within your fields, whether they're peers or experts in the field

Continue Learning

Learn from peers and researchers of new topics from your research area, further expanding your knowledge and expertise

National Science Foundation (NSF) REU

The National Science Foundation (NSF) REU provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. The NSF REU program sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-departmental research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme.

An NSF REU site may be located in either the United States or different country. Students participating in REUs are generally provided a stipend, housing, and transportation to and from the site.

REUs at Illinois