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Update 3/21: The NWC REU program is now set for 2017. Thank you to all who were interested and applied! I sent notification emails today.

Update 3/11: Keep in mind that the accept/decline process can take up to a couple of weeks to complete. Each year at least one, and usually few to several initial offers are declined. Also, be aware that a few REU programs are still collecting applications, like this one is until March 22: http://www.geotree.uni.edu/en/reu/home/. Use the NSF site search link below to look for programs. If you are interested in climate change, consider looking at some of the marine programs, or searching on climate as a keyword: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp

Update 3/9: The first round of offers have gone out. Those initially selected have been given until about March 15 to accept/decline. Offers will continue until all 12 slots are filled. This year was incredibly difficult, with 105 complete applications.

Update 3/8: The selection committee was not able to finish selection today. This year we tried a new way of reviewing applications that took longer than we expected. We will be meeting again tomorrow to finish.

Update 3/1: The selection committee will meet on Wednesday, March 8. Good luck, everyone!

Update 2/16: I am still downloading and sorting the files. Please have patience regarding my ability to answer your questions about whether your application is complete.

Update 2/9: Thank you to all who applied! I should be receiving the uploaded files within a couple of days. After that I can answer questions about whether your application is complete. Keep in mind that references and transcripts will still be accepted until Wednesday, February 15. Good luck to all who applied! We hope to hold selection by the end of February or beginning of March. I'll put updates here.

Update 2/8: Reference letters and transcripts are due by the 15th.

Here are some important details for applicants:

The 2017 program runs from May 22 - July 28.

You receive a stipend: $5,000 (these funds are considered a scholarship / fellowship awarded to you)
You also receive some subsistence: $500 (to help with food costs in first month)
We reimburse your travel to/from Norman up to $600
We pay what we can and reimburse the rest for one trip to a National Conference Travel, up to $1,500
We provide housing: in modern, furnished campus apartments, most likely Traditions Square. In that complex you have a private, locking bedroom in 4bed/2bath apartments.

What projects will be available?
We have 11 or so projects identified as of 1/31 and this page will continue to be updated as new projects come in: 2017 Project Descriptions

Who is eligible to apply?
You must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-yr undergraduate degree program through the summer of 2017 (not taking classes, but not yet graduated) and be a US citizen or permanent resident. You are eligible if finishing a 2-yr degree and starting a 4-yr degree program. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

NSF requests that REU sites select at least half of their participants from schools where research opportunities are limited, and that includes 2-year institutions.

When will I know if I am accepted?
We will attempt to make offers by the last week of February or first week of March. This year we will follow NSF's new request to give students until March 15, 2017, to accept or decline an offer to participate in our program. This means the second wave of offers may not occur until around March 15.



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Program Contact: Dr. Daphne LaDue, dzaras@ou.edu or 405-325-1898.

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