Application Process Overview

For your convenience the online application process has been divided into two steps.

Step 1: In the first step you will provide information about yourself and the names of two people who will write letters supporting your application. We strongly recommend that you complete this step by the suggested deadline given below to give your writers adequate time to submit their letters. Completing step 1 of the application indicates your interest in the program and will let us notify the writers of your request for letters of recommendation.

Step 2: In the second step you will provide information about your academic background, research experiences and skills, and you will be asked to describe your research interests. Because the second step of the application process is separate from step 1, some duplication of information will be requested. Completion of this step of the application along with receipt of the letters concludes the application process. The deadline for completing step 2, which includes receiving the letters, is given below. The materials needed to complete step 2 include:

  1. Unofficial college transcript (an official transcript may be requested if accepted to the program)
  2. Personal statement
  3. Description of research experiences

Application Deadlines

  • Friday, January 19, 2018 by 5:00 PM (EST) -- Letters of recommendation should be requested (i.e. Step 1 of the online application process has been completed)
  • Monday, February 5, 2018 by 5:00 PM (EST) -- Online application form (Step 2) has been completed and letters of recommendation have been received

Start the TUNL REU Program 2018 Online Application Process

If you have already completed Step 1 of the application process, you may go directly to Step 2:


Program Contact:

TUNL REU Program

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