Math REU Sites

This page contains a listing of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) aimed at mathematics students that will run in the summer of 2018. This list will continue to grow as more sites announce their programs. Please keep visiting for up to date information.

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.

This site was previously located at https://sites.google.com/site/mathreuprograms, information about REUs that ran during 2015 through 2017 is archived at that site.

Please send any additions or corrections to contact@MathREUPrograms.org.

American Statistical Association

Auburn University

  • Location: Auburn, AL
  • Program dates: June 3 - July 28
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Algebra and discrete mathematics

Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY)

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Program dates: TBA (6-7 weeks approximately June 4 - July 20)
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: discrete geometry; additive combinatorics; and other related topics
  • Notes: Application at MathPrograms.org

Boise State University (Complexity across disciplines)

  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Program dates: May 29 - July 27
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Topics: combinatorics, number theory, algebra, and game theory motivated by applications to search optimization, information security, or genome biology. The nature of computing and complexity is the central unifying focus of the program.
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

California State University, Chico

  • Location: Chico, CA
  • Program dates: TBA
  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Topics: Number theory, stochastic processes
  • Notes: Program will include 9 undergraduates and 3 high school teachers

California State University, Fresno

  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Program dates: June 11 - August 3
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Topics: graphs associated with finite incidence geometry; structure of zeros of polynomials based on recurrence
  • Notes: Application online at MathPrograms.org.

California State University, San Bernardino

  • Location: San Bernardino, CA
  • Program dates: June 25 - August 17
  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Topics: Geometry and knot theory
  • Notes: Pending funding.

Carnegie Mellon University (SUAMI)

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program dates: May 29 - July 24
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Topics: Applied mathematics
  • Notes: Apply at MathPrograms.org.

Clemson University

  • Location: Clemson, SC
  • Notes: More information coming

DIMACS REU

  • Location: Piscataway, NJ (possible time in Prague)
  • Program dates: May 29 - July 27 (July 18 - July 27 for Prague portion)
  • Application deadline: January 31
  • Topics: Computer science; combinatorics; computational sciences; bioinformatics; data science; security applications

Emory University

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Program dates: June 4 - July 13
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: Elliptic curves and Galois representations, Mock modular and quantum modular forms, Additive Number Theory, Distribution of Primes, Moonshine
  • Notes: Applications handled through MathPrograms.org.

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE)

  • More information coming soon
  • Notes: For women who have applied to graduate school in the mathematical sciences, or who have just finished their first year in a PhD program.

Fields Institute

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Program dates: July 3 - August 31
  • Application deadline: January 15
  • Topics: (To be announced early December)
  • Note: Open to US/international students.

Grand Valley State University

  • Location: Allendale, MI
  • Program dates: June 10 - August 5
  • Application deadline: February 16
  • Topics: Lie algebras; circle packing; graph coloring; referendum elections; spherical & hyperbolic geometry

Illinois State University

  • Location: Normal, IL
  • Program dates: June 4 - July 27
  • Application deadline: February 23
  • Topics: Combinatorics, design theory, graph theory
  • Notes: Works with pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Program dates: June 4 - July 27
  • Topics: applied mathematics; mathematical modeling

Institute for Advanced Study

  • Location: Princeton, NJ
  • Program dates: May 19 - May 25
  • Application deadline: February 17
  • Topics: Mathematics of modern cryptography
  • Notes: For women. Internship opportunities for some of the participants.

Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM)

  • Location: Providence, RI
  • Program dates: June 11 - August 3
  • Application deadline: February 16
  • Topics: Low dimensional topology and geometry
  • Notes: Some possible funding for international students
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) -- RIPS

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Program dates: June 25 - August 24
  • Application deadline: February 12
  • Topics: Applied mathematics with industry connections. Multiple projects.
  • Notes: Open to international students as well as graduating students
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) -- RIPS Hong Kong

  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Program dates: June 11 - August 10
  • Application deadline: February 12
  • Topics: Applied mathematics with industry connections
  • Notes: English is only language requirement.
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

James Madison University

  • Location: Harrisonburg, VA
  • Program dates: May 21 - July 13
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Topics: optimizing heat distribution in meat; making sequential decisions with combinatorics and algebra
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

Kansas State University (SUMaR)

  • Location: Manhattan, KS
  • Notes: More information coming

Kent State University

  • Location: Kent, OH
  • Program dates: June 18 - August 10, 2018
  • Application deadline: February 28
  • Topics: Statistics; Noncommutative Algebra; Lattice Point Geometry

Lafayette College

  • Location: Easton, PA
  • More information coming

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI-UP)

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates: June 16 - July 29
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topics: The mathematics of data science
  • Note: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)

  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Program dates: June 6 - July 28
  • Application deadline: January 31
  • Topics: mathematical biology
  • Notes: Can take international students on a limited basis

Miami University (Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute)

  • Location: Oxford, OH
  • Program dates: June 4 - July 19
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Notes: During these seven weeks, students will participate in seminars in mathematics. The program will also include a mathematical writing seminar, a GRE preparation workshop, two short courses on algebra and real analysis, and colloquium talks given by well known mathematical scientists. There will also be panel discussions to present information on graduate school and career opportunities in the mathematical sciences. Underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Notes: contingent on funding
  • Notes: Apply online MathPrograms.org.

Missouri State University

  • Location: Springfield, MO
  • Program dates: June 11 - August 3
  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Topics: TBA

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

  • Location: Knoxville, TN
  • Program dates: May 29 - July 20
  • Topics: Mathematical biology
  • Notes: Can take foreign students

Oregon State University

  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates: TBA (10 weeks)
  • Application deadline: April 1
  • Topics: statistics

Oregon State University

  • Location: Corvallis, OR
  • Program dates: June 25 - August 17
  • Application deadline: February 21
  • Topics: Quantum walks; Dynamics of polynomial maps; Secure computations; Partitions and modular forms
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.
  • Notes: Pending funding

Park City Math Institute

  • Location: Park City, UT
  • Program dates: July 1 - July 21
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Topic: Harmonic analysis

San Diego State University

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Program dates: June 18 - August 10
  • Application deadline: March 2
  • Topics: Controlling HIV epidemics; Machine learning regressions

St. Mary's College of Maryland

  • Location: St. Mary's City, MD
  • Program dates: June 11 - July 28
  • Notes: Open to early-career college students (i.e., aimed at students with a background in Calculus II).

University of California, Berkeley

  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Program dates: June 18 - August 10
  • Application deadline: February 16
  • Topics: Kirby Calculus And Exotic Spheres, Fundamental Domains of Hyperbolic 3-manifolds

University of Chicago

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Program dates: June 18 - August 10 (June 18 - July 20 for apprentice program)
  • Application deadline: February 16
  • Topics: Geometry, topology, number theory, discrete mathematics, probability, analysis, logic, etc.
  • Notes: Apprentice program aimed for students with limited math background.
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.

University of Maryland

  • Location: College Park, MD
  • Program dates: June 4 - August 10
  • Application deadline: Start reviewing January 15; absolute deadline is February 15
  • Topics: Combinatorics and algorithms for real problems

University of Michigan

  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Program dates: set by student and faculty mentor; eight weeks between May 1 and August 15
  • Application deadline: March 7
  • Topics: varies; depends on interest of applicant and faculty mentor

University of Michigan-Dearborn

  • Location: Dearborn, MI
  • Program dates: May 29 - July 20
  • Topics: Fourier analysis, linear algebra, differential equations, dynamical systems, complex analysis, operator theory, spectral theory, and mathematical music theory
  • Notes: Apply online MathPrograms.org

University of Minnesota, Duluth

  • Location: Duluth, MN
  • Program dates: May 27 - August 2
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Topics: Combinatorics, number theory, graph theory

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Program dates: June 11 - August 3
  • Application deadline: February 14
  • Topics: Combinatorics (of the algebraic variety)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Location: Greensboro, NC
  • Program dates: May 14 - July 20
  • Application deadline: February 16
  • Topics: Mathematical biology

University of Texas at Tyler

  • Location: Tyler, TX
  • Program dates: May 28 - July 20
  • Application deadline: February 23
  • Topics: reliability polynomials; algebraic graph theory; inverse semigroups

University of West Georgia

  • Location: Carrollton, GA
  • Program dates: June 4 - July 27
  • Application deadline: February 16
  • Topics: Combinatorics, number theory, graph theory
  • Notes: Pending

Valparaiso University

  • Location: Valparaiso, IN
  • Program dates: May 30 - August 1
  • Application deadline: February 26
  • Topics: Enumerative combinatorics, Graphs and networks, Mathematical biology, Statistics

Williams College (SMALL)

  • Location: Williamstown, MA
  • Program dates: June 11 - August 17
  • Application deadline: February 7
  • Topics: Ergodic theory; knot theory; number theory and probability; tropical geometry
  • Notes: Can take foreign students
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Program dates: May 30 - July 27
  • Application deadline: February 16
  • Topics: Industrial mathematics and statistics
  • Notes: Pending funding
  • Notes: Apply online at MathPrograms.org.