Opportunities for Summer Research

What's an REU?


REU is an acronym for Research Experiences for Undergraduates.  The National Science Foundation provides funding for these programs at research universities across the country.  KU is very proud to have five of these programs in different departments on our campus! 

Each program is different, but there are some general similarities:

  • You will be involved in a faculty-guided research project for 10 weeks on the KU campus.
  • You will get paid to do this research!
  • You will have room and board paid for in a dorm where many other student researchers are living over the summer.
  • Some of your travel expenses will be paid to get to Lawrence, Kansas.
  • You will receive one credit hour of KU course credit.
  • You will learn new skills and present your research at the end of the summer.

To hear from experienced students about the value of an REU program and summer research check out the Science Career Path website and watch the video above.






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