Application Information

We will have a program during the summer of 2020. Watch this space in the December timeframe for new application information! Last year's Program Flyer is here.


Application process updates

Hit "refresh" to see if there are any updates on our selection process. Each update is tagged with the date and listed below.

12/2/19: I am working on updating everything for summer of 2020 and will have the application posted by Christmas break. Until then, anything on this page is subject to change.


Program details:

The 2020 program will run from (TBD... probably May 26 - July 31 (travel days are Monday, May 25, and Saturday, August 1).

We are gathering the project descriptions: Project Proposals for 2020. We will update that page as we receive the rest of the project proposals.




The 2020 application will be online soon!

It has 4 parts, one of which is optional.

  1. the application (link below, but read all this before clicking on it!)
  2. two references, preferably from your advisor and professors in your major (or related) classes, who know you well
  3. your college/university transcripts
  4. (optional) a current resume

Applications are due by 11:59pm CT, February 10, 2020


Items to prepare ahead of time:

We strongly recommend that you prepare to write the essay questions by:

These are the essays you'll be asked to submit. Work on them ahead of time so that you can copy-paste your well-thought essays into the form. Be sure to read the FAQ section on essays.

*Note: Our partner organizations list has been built over the past 20-some years. In any one year the list is shorter, based on individual scientists' ability to mentor in that year.


When you have all the above prepared and ready to go, and have at least 20-30 minutes to work on this (even with your answers prepared it will take some time to enter all your information), click here (link coming) to fill out the application. Applications must be complete by 11:59 CT on February 10, 2020!!

Reference letters will be requested directly from references and transcripts will be directly requested from applicants.


Things to keep in mind:


Also of note: NSF funds many REUs, and you can apply to more than one. To find other programs, select one of the disciplinary areas (we're listed under Atmospheric Science) or search with keywords here: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp.

You may also find this table helpful in finding sites that meet certain criteria including latest start date, whether they can accommodate various disabilities, whether they are aimed at certain stages of school, etc.: https://www.envsci.northwestern.edu/undergraduate/nsf-reu.html. Click on "View the Directory." Note that it is a community-driven compilation of information about REU sites.

Here are a few programs that you would probably be interested in if you're interested in ours:

You can find all the Atmospheric and Geospace Science REUs listed here.


Please check the FAQ before writing or calling!

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

All institutions of the National Weather Center and partner organizations are equal opportunity employers.