Thank you for considering the 2019 Summer REU program! We have concluded our selection process for the 2019 summer. Please check back January 1, 2020 to apply for the Summer 2020 program.

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.

Submitting Applications:

  • Complete online application

  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Please direct Referees to the below RECOMMENDATION SUBMISSION FORM link for submitting their letters. Recommenders will 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 are not required to accept or reject an offer before March 15th.  This means the earliest any applicant can accept a position is March 15. 

FINAL DEADLINE for applications: February 10, 2020, Midnight PST

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

Application Form 

Preview - Example of Application Form


Recommendation Submission Form for Applicants*

Preview - Example of Recommendation Form

*Note to Recommenders: Your institution may not allow the sharing of your Recommendation Form (Google Form) without the use of a google account. If you are having trouble submitting your letter you may submit via email the following pdf form with your letter to



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, or 703-292-7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.