To apply to the REU summer program follow these steps:

STEP 1 - make sure that you are eligible, you must:

  • have US citizenship or permanent residency
  • be an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor degree at a college or university during the summer
  • have an interest in pursuing graduate studies in ecology or evolution with emphasis on research
  • work full-time in our program, participating in all activities, for 10 weeks during summer (including weekends)
  • live at El Verde Field Station during the entire program (including weekends)
  • be a sophomore or higher with a GPA over 3.0.
  • submit all information required by February 28.

STEP 2 - complete and submit the application form (link at the bottom of page)

Before filling the application form, please have the following information with you:

  • Name, telephone, and e-mail of two people writing letters of recommendation
  • Three research areas of your preference from the list provided on the web page
  • An essay describing how your professional career would benefit from participating of our summer program. Include information about your professional goals and past experiences.

    Make it no longer than 1000 words

- submit your transcripts and two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a copy of your transcripts via e-mail (as pdf or jpeg).  We do not require official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts downloaded from your university web site or a copy of a recent original will do. We will contact you if we have questions.
  • Have your two letters of recommendation e-mailed to us by the person writing them. Use this address:

Important - Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Click here to fill the application form