Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Harvard University REU

Many undergraduates get their first exposure to science and engineering by participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Each REU project is designed to involve the student in all aspects of research and has a clearly identifiable research goal at a level appropriate for undergraduate study. This program is subscribed by undergraduates from across the country. Applications and transcripts are due February 1, 2019, and selection of the summer students proceeds with Center faculty through April. With direction from a faculty advisor and, in most cases, a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student, the REU student defines and sets up the program necessary to accomplish the ten-week summer project. A final presentation is given by each student at the "end-of-summer" seminar attended by Center faculty, student mentors, and fellow REU students.

The summer 2019 REU Program runs from Monday, June 10 to August 16, 2019. Apply for the 2019 REU program at

For more information about past projects and participants, please visit the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) website, or for more information about this program, contact:

Kathryn Hollar
Director of Educational Programs
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.496.7479
Fax: 617.812.0760
Email: reu (at)