MATH Summer Research Program

University of California, Santa Barbara

1. Am I eligible to participate in the UCSB Math Summer Research Program?

Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds in either REU Supplements or REU Sites must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate
degree. Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate. High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate. Students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as
undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate. For REU Sites, a significant fraction of the student participants should come from outside the host institution or organization.

Within the framework of the basic eligibility guidelines outlined here, most REU Sites and Supplements further define recruitment and selection criteria, based on the nature of the particular research and other factors.

2. May I send my application materials by email ?

No, please, apply online at

3. May I apply if I am a freshman student or a graduating senior student?

No,  we only accept applications from  sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior students.

4. May I apply if I am an international student?

No, we only accept applications from NSF eligible students.

The UCSB Mathematics Summer Research Program for Undergraduates  is supported by the National Science Foundation.