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 28th


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


STEP 3
- 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: reu@ites.upr.edu

Important - Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Click here to fill the application form