REU Application




  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY





  • Emergency Contact 1


  • Emergency Contact 2


  • University/College Information












    Please see the following mentor lists: La Selva, Las Cruces




  • Documentation

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.
    Describe your science background (including relevant courses taken, laboratory or field experiences, travel, or employment), your interest in ecology and scientific research, your academic and career objectives, and how REU internship will be beneficial to you. You have the option of uploading your statement or write in below. Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.
    In the event that you are unable to gain access to your unofficial transcript, please have your school email your transcript to reu.program@tropicalstudies.org. Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.

  • Letter of Recommendation from an On-Campus Mentor*

  • (Download Form) One letter of recommendation is required from an On-Campus Mentor. You must download this form and send it to the professor who is writing your recommendation. Instructions of how he/she is to submit the form are included within the document.

  • Letter of Recommendation from a Faculty Member*

  • (Download Form) One letter of recommendation is required from a faculty member who knows you well, is from your major department, and with whom you have taken at least one class within the past two years. You must download this form and send it to the professor who is writing your recommendation. Instructions of how he/she is to submit the form are included within the document.

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