Application Information

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) 

The application deadline for NIU's 2014 REU has expired and is now closed.

Please visit this website next spring for more information about applying to future REU sessions.

Research Rankings

If you're interested in applying to more than one research program, it's not necessary to complete an application for each program. The online application allows applicants to rank multiple programs. However, because of the competitive nature of the application process, accepted students are usually offered a position by the program ranked first. Research program rankings are important, so be sure to research the programs before completing the online application.


If you discover a mistake after completing the online application, please do not complete the application again. Instead, send an email to providing details on the correction needed and we'll be happy to make the correction for you.


It's also important to know that all communication regarding the NIU Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is sent to the email address provided on the online application, so please use an email address you check frequently. If you need to update your email address, email with the old and new email addresses and we'll update your file.