Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Rutgers Math REU
REU Program Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin January 31 and continue until all slots are filled.
The online application form for the DIMACS REU has been updated
and is online. Projects will continue to be added throughout the application process. Please check back on a regular basis to see if new projects have been added.
To apply to the DIMACS REU Program, please visit our
form. Student applicants will be asked to create a login
and password. Your login will be an email address. Be sure
to use an email address that you check regularly. This email
address is where updates and information about the REU
program will be sent. If you have any questions, please
Applicants should be undergraduates with a major in Computer
Science, Mathematics, or a closely related STEM field. They
should be current juniors (graduating in the academic year
following the REU), although sophomores with exceptionally
strong backgrounds as well as seniors will be
considered. Due to funding agency rules, only U.S. Citizens
and Permanent Residents are eligible to receive stipends and
support for housing and travel costs under the DIMACS,
DIMACS/DIMATIA, and Mathematics programs; however, foreign
students enrolled at a U.S. university are eligible for
funding under the CCICADA program. Women, minorities, and
students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The DIMACS REU program receives hundreds of applications every
year. To ensure that your application will be properly processed,
follow the online application guidelines below.
- Be sure to list the project ID number in the proper format, e.g. DC2015-01. Do not list the full title of the project.
- Two letters of recommendation will be accepted this year.
- PDF format files are preferred for all uploaded documents.
- If you need to submit multiple transcripts, combine them all into one single PDF file.
- Short answer responses should not exceed 400 characters and should avoid using symbols such as ampersands and colons.
- You will be able to modify your application after you submit it. We may, however, not always see modifications committed after the review process begins.
- The review process begins on February 1, and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
Be sure you have included the following items in your application.
- Application form: including information that we need to
- Transcript: a current transcript--unofficial is OK--with
grades through Fall of this year.
- Personal statement: This should be one page or
less explaining why you are interested in the program,
what you hope to get out of it, and describing your
academic and non-academic interests.
- Two recommendation letters: from faculty members
or graduate teaching assistants, preferably in mathematics
or computer science, who can discuss your potential to
successfully complete a research project. Letters should not be submited by email. A message with instructions on how to submit letters of recommendation will automatically be emailed to the recommender's email address provided by you in the application form.
- Login again to update your application.
If you would like more information about the program, the
supervisors, or suggested research projects, please contact
the REU Coordinator
or call 848-445-5930.