Welcome to the 2016 Summer REU application page! Our selection process for 2016 is completed.

Please follow application instructions below:

Application covers both HMSC (Newport) and CEOAS (Corvallis) REU opportunities in marine, estuarine, earth and atmospheric sciences. Review both lists of HMSC mentors and CEOAS mentors and indicate areas of interest for which you wish to be considered. If you wish to only be considered for an internship at HMSC in Newport, list only HMSC mentors and research areas on your application. If you wish to only be considered for an internship at CEOAS in Corvallis, list only CEOAS mentors and research areas on your application. Past REU projects can be viewed by year using menu at right.

Downloading and Completing Applications:

  • Beware! Application files opened in default "Preview" mode from your internet browser will not save to your desktop and will not submit by email. Electronic pdf forms should be downloaded, opened and completed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later available online or Adobe Acrobat Professional. To download the application "right click" or hold the control button down while clicking on link. Choose "save link as" or "save target as" and save the fillable REU application to your desktop.

  • Completed applications are only viewable by our office once in a secure data file format (.xfdf or .fdf). Applications can also be sent as a PDF file.

Submitting Applications by Email:

  • E-applications and letters of recommendation via email are strongly enouraged.

  • Save and print your application for your records.  Note: Completed applications can only be saved using Adobe Acrobat Professional. The free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader only allows for printing and submitting of completed applications. For applications click the "Submit by Email" button. This will generate a secure data file (.xfdf/.fdf for Acrobat Reader or .pdf for Acrobat Pro) of your application visible only to our office attached to an email addressed to hmscdirector@oregonstate.eduIf you are using internet email (gmail,hotmail, yahoo, etc), the data file must be attached to your email manually and addressed to hmscdirector@oregonstate.edu. If the internet email option does not appear when clicking the "submit by email" button, hold the "Alternate" button down while clicking on the "submit by email" button to be able to select the email client.

                    Include in the E-mail Subject Heading: LastName_FirstInitial_OSUREUapplication
                    E-Application Data Files should be sent with the following label convention: 

                            Data File (.xfdf or .fdf)
                            Lastname_Firstinitial_data.xfdf
                            Example: Smith_J_data.xfdf

  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be emailed directly from referees to the HMSC Director's Office: hmscdirector@oregonstate.eduRecommenders should be asked to assess your academic abilities, accomplishments, motivation, work habits, potential as a researcher and ability to participate in and benefit from a research internship program in marine science. Letters of recommendation are heavily relied on by the selection committee. Recommendations generally come from your professors rather than, for example, family friends or your supervisor from a part time job. Your professors know more about your academic skills and your potential to excel in an REU program. TIP: Give the people writing your letters information that will make it easier for them to write you a strong recommendation.

  • Transcripts are NOT required with initial application. Applicants selected for the program will be required to provide an official transcript for verification.

  • All students who are offered a position at this REU Site have until March 15th or later to accept or reject the offer. Update: This means the earliest any applicant can accept a position is March 15. We are still reviewing applications.

INITIAL REVIEW DEADLINE: February 1st, 2016                FINAL DEADLINE for applications: February 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m PST

Application and Program Information: Itchung Cheung  (541-867-0380)

2016 Application Form

Funding for this REU site is provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences located in Arlington, VA. The NSF contact for this program is Lisa Rom, elrom@NSF.gov or 703-292-7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.