NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program:
Models in Evolution, Ecology and Systematics

Review of applications has begun, but we will accept more applications until all positions are filled.


The form below is divided into two sections.

  1. Student Information requests demographic information required by the NSF. Your answers to these questions will not influence your application, but an answer is required for each question.
  2. Online Application requests information needed to complete an application for the NSF REU Program.

Please enter the requested information below, check it, and then click the Submit Application button at the bottom .
You cannot enter information and come back to it later, so read through the entire application and gather the information you need before starting to fill in the form.
All fields marked by an * are required. You will not be able to submit the application without completing them. Once you submit your application please print the confirmation page with your application id for your records.
Have your essay PDF ready to upload before starting to complete the application. You will be prompted to upload the document after you submit this page.

Student Information

NSF requires us to obtain demographic information on our applicants. Your answers to these questions will not influence your application.

Date of Birth* (mm/dd/yyyy)
Citizenship Status*
Ethnicity *
Are you a US Veteran?*
Are you a first generation college student?*
Are you a nontraditional student?*
If yes, describe:
Do you have a disability?*
If yes, describe (optional, 1000 character limit):
If yes, would you need accommodations to participate in the program?
Describe (optional, 1000 character limit)
How did you learn about the NSF REU Program?
(check all that apply)

If "Other", please list:

Online Application

Contact Information

First Name*
Middle Initial
Last Name*
Email Address*
Email Address:
Current Mailing Address Permanent Address
If permanent address is the same as mailing address, complete all of the mailing address fields, then check this box to copy information to the permanent address items: 
Apt. Apt.
City* City*
State* State*
Zip Code* Zip Code*
Valid Until (mm/dd/yyyy)

Phone* Type* (i.e. Cell)
Alternate Phone Type (i.e. Cell)

Academic Information

Current Undergraduate Institution*
Date Entered* Month: Year:
Degree Type*
Expected Degree Date* Month: Year:
Class level in 2017-2018*
Cumulative GPA*
Other Undergrad Institutions attended: Please list below by name, location, dates attended. Include Community Colleges.
If you are in an associates degree program,
do you intend to apply for a bachelors degree program?
Do you intend to apply
for graduate school?*
If yes, when do you anticipate
applying to graduate school?
What is the highest degree objective you seek?        
If other, specify
Extenuating Circumstances
If you are a KU student, explain why you cannot attend an REU at another university. (1000 character limit):

Research Preference

Please consult the list of projects (clicking link will open a new window) and list up to three mentors whose research is of most interest to you in order of preference. This information will guide the admissions committee in matching students accepted to the REU program with participating faculty. If we cannot match you with one of your preferred faculty members (if faculty members are oversubscribed), then you will not be admitted.
List the name of the mentor(s) with whom you would like to work below.

Please remember that your application is NOT complete without transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) sent to eebreu@ku.edu.

Submit the Form

Click the button to submit your application.

On the next page you will be instructed to upload your essay as a PDF.