Math REU Programs

This page contains a listing of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) aimed at mathematics students that will run in the summer of 2020. This list will continue to grow as more sites announce their programs. Please keep visiting for up to date information. The lists will be listed reverse chronologically in the order in which they are made available (i.e., the newest programs will be listed first).

In addition there are many REU sites which are related to mathematics (i.e., use mathematics in various applications) which can be found on another page.

Much of this information overlaps with what can also be found at the NSF maintained list of REU sites and the AMS list or REU summer programs.

Note that the NSF is working on creating a centralized application side and several REUs will be taking applications through the following site: NSFREU.org.

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates: June 8 - August 3
  • Application deadline: March 15
  • Topics: Mathematical methods for data science. This year's project aims at developing novel deep learning algorithms to process and analyze Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) automatically.
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Program dates: June 1 - August 10
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Topics: big data analytics, data dimension reduction, matrix factorization & graph theory (ordered Ramsey numbers using SAT solvers)

  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Program dates: 8-10 weeks
  • Application deadline: March 31
  • Topics: topological and geometric data analysis; probability; combinatorics; dynamics; applied math; algebraic geometry; operator algebras; computational math
  • Notes: Aimed at students primarily from traditionally underrepresented minorities

  • Location: Richmond, VA
  • Program dates: June 8 - July 31
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Topics: Quantum link invariants and the classification of modular tensor categories; Probabilistic techniques in evolutionary dynamics; Polygonal fractal decompositions; Dynamics on dilation surfaces; Backward-forward approach to the central manifold reductions; Quantum representations of 3D motion groups
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

  • Location: Richmond, VA
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 10
  • Application deadline: March 6
  • Topics: Evolutionary graph theory, game theory, calculus of variations, fluid dynamics

  • Location: Storrs, CT
  • Program dates: 10 weeks in May-July
  • Application deadline: February 21
  • Notes: Apply online at NSF Portal

  • Location: Valparaiso, IN
  • Program dates: May 18 - July 24
  • Application deadline: March 3
  • Topics: Data analysis of survey data on data science courses; machine learning
  • Notes: Looking for two students

  • Location: Notre Dame, IN
  • Program dates: May 25 - May 29
  • Application deadline: March 31
  • Topics: Undergraduate Summer School in p-adic L-functions and Eigenvarieties

  • Location: Notre Dame, IN
  • Program dates: July 27 - July 31
  • Topics: Undergraduate Workshop in Geometry and Topology
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Harrisonburg, VA
  • Program dates: May 25 - July 17
  • Application deadline: February 21
  • Topics: Bayesian hierarchical modeling to investigate genes associated with frequently comorbid autoimmune diseases; Bias Mitigation for Machine Learning Estimators
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Program dates: May 25 - August 2
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Topics: Proposed projects span applications in quantum computing, computer vision, physiology, cancer modeling, and finance; using tools from geometry, discrete math, numerical analysis, differential equations, probability, and topology
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Towson, MD
  • Program dates: June 1—July 24
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Topics: Algebraic Graph Theory, Model Theory and Machine Learning Theory, Modeling Crime with Stochastic Processes
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Geneva, NY
  • Program dates: May 27 - July 28
  • Application deadline: February 13
  • Topics: Algebra, graph theory, neuron networks, mathematical virology
  • Notes: Application through NSF Portal

  • Location: Auburn, AL
  • Program dates: May 31 - July 25
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Topics: Algebra and discrete mathematics

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates: 8 weeks, typically June and July but some flexibility
  • Topics: Knot concordance; Random graphs/networks; Operads and singular knots; and more....
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates: June 15 - August 7
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: possible topics include (a) machine learning for Los Angeles homicide narratives (b) gang models and gang activity (c) minimal surfaces for microfluidics (e) multichannel networks
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Greensboro, NC
  • Program Dates: May 25 - July 31
  • Application Deadline: February 24
  • Topics: Mathematical biology

North Carolina A&T State University

  • Location: Greensboro, NC
  • Program Dates: May 24 - July 17
  • Application Deadline: April 1
  • Topics: Data Science and Analytics
  • Notes: For more information, and application documents, contact candy@ncat.edu, kdedoh@ncat.edu

  • Location: Manhattan, KS
  • Program dates: June 8 - July 31
  • Topics: knot theory, PDEs, biomathematics

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Program dates: June 4 - July 20
  • Application deadline: March 30
  • Notes: Two programs: SPIRAL and SPATIAL.
  • Notes: Aimed at underrepresented students and women to encourage active engagement in math and statistics. For students in their first or second year of college.

  • Location: Bryn Mawr, PA (near Philadelphia)
  • Program dates: June 15 - August 10
  • Application deadline: April 7
  • Topics: Sorting vertex labels on convex pieces of grids
  • Notes: For first year students

  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Program dates: June 8 - July 31
  • Application deadline: March 2
  • Topics: Extremal graph theory; Dynamical systems
  • Notes: Pending funding
  • Notes: Application through NSF Portal

  • Location: Dearborn, MI
  • Program dates: May 26 - July 17
  • Application deadline: February 21
  • Topics: Spectral theory and complex analysis; Error-correcting codes coming from toric varieties; Phase Retrieval with Applications to Ptychography; Linear Fractional Transformations
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Storrs, CT
  • Program dates: June 8 - July 13
  • Application deadline: March 6
  • Topics: probability; Markov chains
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: College Station, TX
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 24
  • Application deadline February 17
  • Topics: Algebraic methods in computational biology; number theory; probability and algebra
  • Notes: Application online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Leiden, Netherlands
  • Program dates: June 15 - July 24
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Topics: Nonlinear waves and pattern formation
  • Notes: Apply online through MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates: June 11 - July 22
  • Application deadline: February 7
  • Topics: dynamical systems; nonlinear waves; pattern formation
  • Notes: Apply online through MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates: June 7 - August 1
  • Application deadline: February 21
  • Topics: Data science and numerical analysis; Coding theory and number theory; Positional game theory
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Duluth, MN
  • Program dates: May 31 - August 6
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Topics: combinatorics; number theory; graph theory
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Program dates: June 22 - August 14 (June 22 - July 24 for apprentice program)
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Topics: wide variety of topics
  • Notes: Apprentice program is aimed at students with less mathematical experience; all participants required to write a short mathematical paper
  • Notes: Application at MathPrograms.org
  • Notes: Developing an experimental relationship with Peking University

  • Location: Chattanooga, TN
  • Program dates: June 8 - August 2
  • Application deadline: March 2
  • Topics: Multiplicative number theory; Probability and mathematical statistics; Dynamical systems and numerical analysis; Differential and difference equations; Functional analysis and operator theory
  • Notes: Application at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Collegeville, PA
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 24
  • Application deadline: March 15
  • Topics: Representation theory of Lie algebras; p-adic valuations of sequences; amplification of hidden periodic motion in 3D videos

  • Location: La Crosse, WI
  • Program dates: June 1 - August 7
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Mathematical modeling
  • Notes: Application through NSF portal

  • Location: Claremont, CA
  • Program dates: May 26 - July 31
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Data science

  • Location: St. Mary's City, MD
  • Program dates: June 15 - July 31
  • Application deadline: March 15
  • Notes: Aimed at students who have not taken advanced courses

  • Location: Uzbekistan
  • Program dates: May 30 - August 9
  • Application deadline: February 4
  • Notes: Arranged through Cal State Fullerton; this summer do not have NSF funding, so participants from outside schools will have to get other funding to participate.


  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Program dates: July 2 - August 28
  • Application deadline: January 20, 9am EST
  • Topics: 9(!) different projects covering many different types of math
  • Note: Open to US/international students.

  • Location: Allendale, MI
  • Program dates: June 7 - August 2
  • Application deadline: February 13
  • Topics: Circle packing; automated conjecture making; mathematics of Sudoku; anti-games on Steiner triple systems

  • Topics: Mathematical biology
  • Program dates: June 8 - August 6
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Notes: First week is at MBI (Ohio State University) followed by project at a host institution . Last week is Capstone conference at MBI.
  • Notes: Application through NSF portal

  • Location: Piscataway, NJ; Prague, Czech Republic
  • Program dates: May 26 - July 24 (US); July 17 - July 31 (Czech)
  • Application deadline: January 31
  • Topics: Computer science; mathematics; data science; bioinformatics; applications in health & physical sciences; security applications

  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Topics: Applied mathematics; statistics
  • Notes: For students who are deaf or hard of hearing

  • Location: Knoxville, TN
  • Program dates: May 26 - July 17
  • Application deadline: February 12
  • Topics: Mathematical biology

  • Location: Terre Haute, IN
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 24
  • Application deadline: February 21
  • Topics: Data analytics; spatial graph embeddings
  • Notes: Application at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program dates: set by student and faculty mentor; eight weeks between May 1 and August 15
  • Application deadline: February 8
  • Topics: varies; depends on interest of applicant and faculty mentor
  • Notes: Application at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Park City, UT
  • Program dates: July 5 - July 25
  • Application deadline: January 31
  • Topics: p-adic numbers
  • Notes: apply at MathPrograms.org
  • Notes: can take international students (but no stipend)

  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Program dates: June 22 - August 14
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Topics: The nonlinear eigenvalue problem solved by linearization; Analysis in almost abelian spaces

  • Location: Ithaca, NY
  • Program dates: June 15 - August 7
  • Application deadline: February 27
  • Topics: Analysis on fractals; Mechanics and manipulation of active structures; Analysis and implementation of spectral element methods
  • Notes: SPUR program can take international students

  • Location: Dayton Beach, FL
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 25
  • Application deadline: April 3
  • Topics: Mathematical Modeling in Environmental, Biological and Other Sciences

  • Location: Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Program dates: June 1 - June 26
  • Application deadline: March 13
  • Notes: For graduating women applying to enter into a PhD program
  • Notes: Pending funding
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Program dates: June 8 - July 31
  • Application deadline: March 5
  • Topics: weather and climate forecasting and environmental fluid dynamics; the mathematics of imaging; mathematical models of biological processes, including brain tumors, cellular transport, and cell networks; stochastic processes
  • Application through NSF portal

  • Location: Tyler, TX
  • Program dates: May 18 - July 10
  • Application deadline: February 22 (applications start being reviewed)
  • Topics: pattern avoidance; reliability polynomials; number theory; inverse semigroups
  • Application through NSF portal

  • Location: Kent, OH
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 24
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Ring Theory; Finite Groups
  • Notes: Application through NSF portal

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates: June 13 - July 26
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Applied combinatorics
  • Application through NSF portal

  • Location: East Lansing, MI
  • Program dates: May 24 - July 18
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Topics: recursive polynomials, topological data analysis, and incompressible fluids
  • Application through NSF portal
  • Notes: Summer Undergraduate Research Institute in Experimental Mathematics (SURIEM)

  • Location: Bethlehem, PA
  • Program dates: May 26 - July 24
  • Application deadline: February 15 (date applications start being reviewed)
  • Topics: Research Challenges of Computational and Experimental Mathematics
  • Notes: Apply online through MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Program dates: June 8 - July 17
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Number Theory, Representation Theory, and Topology
  • Notes: Might be able to take foreign students
  • Notes: Run by Ken Ono; formerly was at Emory and U. of Wisconsin
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Providence, RI
  • Program dates: June 8 - July 31
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Topic: Fast Learning Algorithms for Numerical Computation and Data Analysis
  • Notes: Some possible funding for international students
  • Notes: Apply at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Program dates: June 3 - July 25
  • Application deadline: January 31
  • Topics: mathematical biology
  • Notes: Can take international students on a limited basis

  • Location: San Bernardino, CA
  • Program dates: June 22 - August 14
  • Application deadline: February 12
  • Topics: Geometry and knot theory

  • Location: Singapore
  • Program dates: June 1 - July 31
  • Application deadline: February 12
  • Topics: Applied mathematics with industry connections. Multiple different projects.

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates: June 22 - August 21
  • Application deadline: February 12
  • Topics: Applied mathematics with industry connections. Nine different projects.
  • Notes: Open to international students as well as graduating students
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Program dates: June 8 - August 2
  • Application deadline: March 8
  • Topics: Combinatorics/Probability and Algebraic Coding Theory

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Program dates: June 14 - August 7
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Topics: number theory; numerical semigroups

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Program dates: June 15 - July 31
  • Application deadline: February 7
  • Topics: Applied math (biology emphasis)

  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Program dates: May 27 - July 24
  • Application deadlines: February 22
  • Topics: Industrial mathematics and statistics; involves students with the opportunity to work on mathematical and statistical problems in close collaboration with faculty and industrial sponsors

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates: June 15 - August 7
  • Application deadline: February 12
  • Topics: Algebraic; combinatorics; representation theory
  • Notes: Apply through MathPrograms.org

  • Location: San Marcos, TX
  • Program dates: June 15 - August 7
  • Application deadline: February 29
  • Topics: Algebra, Combinatorics, and Statistics
  • Application through NSF portal

  • Location: Williamsburg, VA
  • Topics: Matrix theory

Clemson University (REU) (pREU)

  • Location: Clemson, SC
  • Program dates: May 18 - July 10 (REU); June 29 - Jul 24 (pREU)
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Cryptography; Number Theory
  • Application through MathPrograms.org

  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates: June 22 - August 14
  • Application deadline: February 19
  • Topics: Mathematical biology; Dynamics of polynomial maps; Vaccines and public health
  • Notes: Apply online through MathPrograms.org

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Program dates: 7-8 weeks; flexible
  • Application deadline: February 19
  • Topics: discrete geometry; additive combinatorics; topological combinatorics; and other related topics

  • Location: College Park, MD
  • Program dates: June 8 - August 14
  • Application deadline: March 1 (early applications encouraged)
  • Topics: Combinatorics and algorithms for real problems

  • Location: Princeton, NJ
  • Program dates: May 16 - May 22
  • Application deadline: November 1 - February 17
  • Topics: Machine learning
  • Notes: For women.

  • Location: varies with program
  • Program dates: 12 week programs, typically end of May - mid August
  • Application deadline: October 15 (Director's Summer Program); October 31 (other summer programs)
  • Topics: miscellaneous, including cryptography, cyber security
  • Notes: required to be US citizen capable of getting security clearance. Programming experience is desirable.