FAQs

General Information about the REU:

When is the application deadline?

The 2020 deadline is March 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.

Who can apply to the REU? (e.g., Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident?)

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a two-year or four-year institution of higher education. Preference is given to students who are rising Sophomores or Juniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

Where will I live for the summer?

Housing will be arranged for you on the SFSU campus during your stay at SFSU and at your host CSU campus during your eight-week research experience.

What other expenses are covered? (e.g., travel, housing)

Your room and board are covered in full. We cover your travel expenses up to $1,000.

Is there tuition and course credit that would transfer over to my current college/university?

You are not charged tuition for this program. We do not offer credit for the program.

What does the REU Site: Sustainable Groundwater Resources Program entail? In-field research with mentors or classroom setting?

This is a research training program that combines an independent research project, trainings, and workshops.

I have a disability (mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other). Can I still participate in this REU program?

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply to our program. We will work with you to identify projects and program activities that fit your abilities and interests.

When will I be notified about acceptance into the program and how much time do I have to decide?

Initial acceptance notifications will be made by mid- to late- March. Selected individuals usually have two weeks to confirm participation.

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