REU 2018 Application


  • Applications are due FEBRUARY 1, 2018
  • Students eligible to apply to the SETI REU via the CAMPARE program should click on the following link: CAMPARE program info, and apply through the CAMPARE website and on-line application form.
Contact Information
School mailing address

If your school is located outside the United States, choose "N/A" for state, and enter its Province/Region and Country in the field below

Permanent address

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Educational Background
Please enter the name of the college you are attending, with city and state information.
include full name of the courses, not just course numbers, and include letter grade.
Research Interest

Please choose at least 3 mentors and up to 5 research projects you would like to work with, in order of preference. DO NOT choose the same project multiple times.
You will be evaluated based on your overall qualifications, as well as on how well you fit the selected research project.  So make sure to check the Qualifications section and to discuss in your personal statement how you fit with your preferred project(s). Your personal statement should also briefly describe why you are interested in each of the projects you select.

To view the research projects, please click here ( a new window will open )

Scientific Work Experience
List any scientific research experience post high school. Please include research projects you have done as part of a class or laboratory as well as any independent projects you have worked on during the school year or over the summer. Describe the goals of the project as well as the details of your specific contribution. (1000 character limit)
Please give one or more examples of how you have taken a leadership role, whether at your college or university, or in your community. Give specific details. The examples do not need to be science-related. (1000 character limit)
Describe programming experience with specific projects, classes, and number of years. Don't worry if you don't have programming experience - some projects do not require it. (500 character limit)

Please select any or all to describe your computer-related experience.

Personal Statement
Please tell us, in 3000 character (about 500 words) or less, why you want to participate in the SETI Institute Astrobiology REU program. Use this space to describe why you are interested in, and qualified for, the three research projects you have selected, as well as your broader educational and career goals. You can also talk about any disadvantages that you have overcome, and what you hope to get out of participating in a program like this one.


Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, and email addresses of two (2) people who have been asked to send letters of recommendation.

Who would write a good letter of recommendation for me? We recommend considering people in this order

  1. a faculty member who is/was directly responsible for supervising you on a research project
  2. a non-faculty person who is/was directly responsible for supervising you on a research project, or
  3. a faculty member who has taught or advised you, but not on a research project

Don't worry if you haven't previously worked on a research project. The REU program is designed to provide new opportunities for people! In such a case, two letters from people meeting description #3 would be great.

Reference 1

If your reference is located outside the United States, choose "N/A" for state, and enter their Province/Region and Country in the field below

Reference 2

If your reference is located outside the United States, choose "N/A" for state, and enter their Province/Region and Country in the field below

Upload your college transcript. Use the following naming convention, LastName-FirstName-Transcript.pdf e.g. Bond-James-Transcript.pdf We will accept only non-password protected PDFs.
EEO Survey
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Veteran Information

If you are a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, we would like to include you under our affirmative action program. If you would like to be included under the affirmative action program, please tell us.  The term “recently separated veteran” refers to any veteran during the three –year period beginning on the date of such veteran’s discharge or release from active duty. The term “other protected veteran” refers to a person who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, under laws administered by the Department of Defense. The term “armed Forces service medal veteran” refers to any person who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985 (62 FR 1209). The term “disabled veteran” refers to a veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who, but for the receipt or military retired pay, would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Defense, or was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for this program.

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