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: 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

  • 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
  • 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: TBA (10 weeks)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 2020
  • 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

  • Location: Ithaca, NY
  • Program dates: June 15 - August 7
  • 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: late February
  • Notes: For graduating women applying to enter into a PhD program
  • Notes: Pending funding

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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: (8 weeks; early June - early August)
  • Topics: Algebraic combinatorics

  • 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.