Math REU Programs

This page contains a listing of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) aimed at mathematics students that will plan to run in the summer of 2022. We are compiling this list in spreadsheet format to make it easier for people to copy and sort through what they need to find.

Much of this information overlaps with what can also be found at the NSF maintained list of REU sites and the AMS list of REU summer programs.

Note that the NSF is working on creating a centralized application side and several REUs will be taking applications through the following site: https://www.nsfetap.org/

Please send any additions/corrections/suggestions to Steve Butler (butler@iastate.edu)

REU programs for Summer 2022

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 22

  • Application deadline: March 4

  • Location: Tempe, AZ

  • Topics: weather and climate forecasting and environmental fluid dynamics; the mathematics of imaging; mathematical models of biological processes, including brain tumors, cellular transport, and cell networks; stochastic processes and mathematical finance; and the dynamics of networks

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 24

  • Application deadline: February 28

  • Location: Auburn, AL

  • Topics: Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: New York, NY

  • Topics: Combinatorics; discrete probability; theoretical computer science

  • Program dates: June 8 - ~August 19

  • Application deadline: January 15

  • Location: Boston, MA

  • Topics: computational and mathematical fundamentals of bioinformatics analysis

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Provo, UT

  • Topics: Physics & astronomy; some projects involve mathematical modeling/computation

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 13

  • Location: Providence, RI

  • Topics: data science; sample areas include applications in social justice, analysis of biological single cell and fluorescence data, Koopman theory, optimal transport, parameter identification, and toplogocal data analysis of spatio-temporal patterns.

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 1

  • Location: Providence, RI

  • Topics: human interactions with atmospheric chemistry; ocean circulation; the interaction of volcanic eruptions and climate; the properties of the Earth’s tectonic plates; habitable environments on Mars; measuring the evolution of the solar system

  • Program dates: May 30 - July 22

  • Application deadline: January 31

  • Location: San Bernardino, CA

  • Topics: geometry and knot theory

  • Program dates: May 30 - August 19

  • Application deadline: January 28

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Topics: Data science for social good

  • Program dates: June 6 - June 24

  • Application deadline: March 16

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Topics: Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 23

  • Application deadline: February 25

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Topics: Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute (SUAMI): feature research projects in a variety of research areas including, mathematical finance, operations research, and discrete mathematics. There will be both pure projects and projects motivated by applications

  • Program dates: June 22 - August 18

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Ellensburg, WA

  • Topics: Toroidal polyominoes; Utility theory; Mathematical modeling and data analysis of abnormal ovulation

  • Program dates: May 22 - July 29

  • Application deadline: January 31

  • Location: Potsdam, NY

  • Topics: High performance computing

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 15 (REU); May 23 - June 24 (pREU)

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Clemson, SC

  • Topics: problems from Coding Theory, Cryptography and Number Theory

  • Program dates: May 25 - July 28

  • Application deadline: March 12

  • Location: Columbus, GA

  • Topics: problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity, and malware for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 26

  • Location: Ithaca, NY

  • Topics: Periodic non-intersecting random walks and random matrices; Nonintegrable constraints in mechanics; Optimality & uncertainty; Symplectic embeddings of 4D toric demains

  • Program dates: May 23 - ~July 29

  • Application deadline: February 16

  • Location: varies

  • Topics: Statistics and applications in forensic evidence

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 29

  • Application deadline: January 31

  • Location: Rutgers, NJ (some students might also go to Prague)

  • Topics: Metacomplexity and non-interactive zero knowledge proofs; Approximation algorithms for token swapping; Computationally efficient coding schemes for semi-adversarial communication models; Locality sensitive hashing in Hamming metric; The wisdom of the market; Characterizing revenue non-monotonicity for two identical, independent item; The DLC problem: how to price additional content?; Identifying motifs in brain connectome data; Graph cities; Projects in pure math; Mathematical physics in one space dimensions; Projects in arithmetic, geometry, and dynamics; Genome folding and function: from DNA base pairs to nucleosome arrays and chromosomes; Deep genomic analysis of tumor specimens; Genomic data-guided mathematical modeling of cancer; Data-driven precision medicine approaches to cancer; The curse of math: the combinatorial challenges of many robot arms manipulation many objects; Task planning for object manipulation: A structural and algorithmic study; Statistical inference and automatic differentiation of iterative algorithms; Data privacy and open science; Searching faster for better programs

  • Program dates: July 6-August 6

  • Application deadline: February 1

  • Location: Oxford, UK

  • Notes: Program aimed at women or nonbinary mathematicians who are transitioning into PhD graduate programs

  • Program dates: June 7 - <August 30

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel

  • Topics: Topology and Geometry, Combinatorics, Number Theory, Representation Theory, Algebra, Probability, Set Theory, and Model Theory

  • Program dates: May 16 - July 15

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Atlanta, GA

  • Topics: Data-Enabled Industrial Mathematics

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 22

  • Application deadline: April 1

  • Location: Atlanta, GA

  • Topics: Combining Models with Data ("Models meet data")

  • Program dates: July 4 - August 31

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Topics: Boundary integral equations with random walks and reinforcement learning; Domain adaptors and cross-lingual generalization; Extending trace theory for concurrent program analysis; Brain aneurysms; Knot theory in four dimensions; Modeling memory circuits in brain health and disease; Diffusion in pipes and thin channel surfaces; Comparative connectomics using random graph theory; Spectral unmixing of biomedical hyperspectral imaging; Inference and generation of colexification across languages

  • Notes: International program (can take international students)

  • Program dates: May 16 - July 9

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Melbourne, FL

  • Topics: Statistical models with applications to geoscience

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 30

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Fresno, CA

  • Topics: machine learning to study genomic variations in populations; operators on polynomial spaces to understand multiplier sequences

  • Note: Contingent on funding

  • Program dates: June-July

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Atlanta, GA

  • Topics: Aspects of graph coloring; Contact topology; Eigenevalues from eigenvalues and Gaussian random matrices; Genus of links and Heegard Floer homology; Special classes of polynomials and rational functions; Applications of Donaldson's Diagonilization theorem; Estimates for power bounded operators; Harmonic analysis; Toric varieties and principal minor domains

  • Program dates: June 11 - August 6

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Allendale, MI

  • Topics: Spherical and hyperbolic geometry; Fault-free tilings; Wolf and moose population modeling; Packing edge-colorings

Harvard Medical School

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 7

  • Location: Boston, MA

  • Topics: summer internship in systems biology

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 1

  • Location: New York, NY

  • Topics: Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: March 4

  • Location: Normal, IL

  • Topics: Combinatorics, Design Theory, & Graph Theory

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 28

  • Location: Bloomington, IN

  • Topics: Coalescent theory and the Ewing's sampling formula; Entropy estimation in physical systems; Graph energies and Sierpinski carpets; Center manifold reductions and dynamic transitions; Guts poker and optimization of discrete and continuous games

  • Program dates: May 21-May 27

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Princeton, NJ

  • Topics: Machine learning

  • Notes: Program for women and mathematics

  • Program dates: June 13-August 5

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Providence, RI

  • Topics: Computational combinatorics; Invariant and prime parking sequences; Statistics on parking functions and their generalizations; Connections to posets and graph theory, algebraic structures, and discrete geometry

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Ames, IA

  • Topics: Temporal logic; Networks of interacting particle systems; Modifying Kemeny's constant; Hearing the shape of a tree

  • Program dates: (varies)

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Austria

  • Topics: summer internship program for bachelor’s and master’s students who are looking to expand their scientific research experience

  • Program dates: June 1 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 11

  • Location: Ithaca, NY

  • Topics: Evolutionary dynamics of dispersal; Billiard dynamics on surfaces of revolution; Pruned fractal trees

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: January 31

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN

  • Topics: Modeling treatment strategies for transplant patients; Visualization and digitization of osteocyte images and simulations; Synchronization of brain rhythms in heart and disease; Modeling and simulation of fluid flow over a cellular process; Modeling the impact of alcohol on neural mechanisms

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 15

  • Application deadline: February 18

  • Location: Harrisonburg, VA

  • Topics: Public Transportation: A Real World AI, Data Science, And Optimization Project; Improving Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithms for Directed Network Data

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: April 5

  • Location: Manhattan, KS

  • Topics: TBA

Lafayette College

  • Program dates: June 3 - July 26

  • Application deadline: February 28

  • Location: Easton, PA

  • Topics: Financial Mathematics, Mixed Effects Model, Breakpoint Analysis

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 30

  • Application deadline: February 28

  • Location: Baton Rouge, LA

  • Topics: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 13

  • Location: Milwaukee, WI

  • Topics: Data science across disciplines

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: April 5

  • Location: TBA

  • Topics: Combinatorial representation theory

  • Program dates: May 15 - July 29

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: East Lansing, MI

  • Topics: Combinatorial games on graphs; recursive polynomials

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 4

  • Location: East Lansing, MI

  • Topics: Advanced Computational Research Experience (biology focus)

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Murfreesboro, TN

  • Topics: Computational Modeling and Simulation in Applied Sciences

  • Program dates: July 11 - August 19

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: (online)

  • Topics: geometry processing

  • Program dates: June 13 - July 22

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Berkeley, CA

  • Topics: Algebraic methods in mathematical biology

  • Notes: Aimed at underrepresented students

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: (online)

  • Topics: Summer undergraduate research fellowship run through NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology)

  • Program dates: May 30 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 6

  • Location: Greensboro, NC

  • Topics: Mathematical biology

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Raleigh, NC

  • Topics: Proposed projects span applications in applications including in disease modeling, deep learning, image segmentation, cell structure modeling, and clinical trials using tools from linear algebra, partial differential equations, probability, sensitivity analysis, parameter inference, optimization, and machine learning.

  • Program dates: June 13 - July 22

  • Application deadline: March 14

  • Location: Raleigh, NC

  • Topics: Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS)

  • Program dates: June 20 - August 12

  • Application deadline: January 24

  • Location: Evanston, IL

  • Topics: Quantitative biology

  • Program dates: ~June 15 - ~August 15

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Evanston, IL

  • Topics: Astrophysics

NSA Summer Program

  • Program dates: (varies)

  • Application deadline: October 15

  • Location: (varies)

  • Topics: (varied)

  • Notes: Must be US citizen

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: TBA

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

  • Topics: Coding theory, number theory, and related topics

  • Program dates: May 30 - August 5

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Stillwater, OK

  • Topics: Big data analytics

  • Program dates: June 27 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 23

  • Location: Corvallis, OR

  • Topics: Number Theory -- partitions and modular forms

  • Program dates: July 17 - August 6

  • Application deadline: January 31

  • Location: Park City, UT

  • Topics: Number Theory Informed by Computation

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: April 1

  • Location: TBA

  • Topics: TBA

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 12

  • Application deadline: March 27

  • Location: (online)

  • Topics: Computational modeling

  • Program dates: June 12 - August 6

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Pomona, CA

  • Topics: Algebraic geometry and number theory

  • Program dates: May 24 - July 30

  • Application deadline: April 15

  • Location: Houston, TX

  • Topics: Data science

  • Program dates: June 21 - August 19

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

  • Topics: Industry sponsored research programs

  • Program dates: May 30 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Singapore

  • Topics: Industry sponsored research programs

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Rochester, NY

  • Topics: Extremal Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: TBA

  • Location: Terra Haute, IN

  • Topics: TBA

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 12

  • Application deadline: March 4

  • Location: Salisbury, MD

  • Topics: Aimed at future math teachers

  • Program dates: June 12 - August 6

  • Application deadline: March 4

  • Location: San Diego, CA

  • Topics: Number Theory: Numerical Semigroups; Applied Mathematics: Practical Identifiability

  • Program dates: June 5 - August 13

  • Application deadline: January 11

  • Location: Santa Fe, NM

  • Topics: Complexity

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 3

  • Location: Williamstown, MA

  • Topics: Number theory and probability; Connections between combinatorics, geometry, and data science; Knot theory

  • Program dates: June 13 - July 29

  • Application deadline: March 14

  • Location: St Mary's City, MD

  • Notes: Aimed at students who are early in their math education (no analysis or abstract algebra courses)

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 28

  • Application deadline: February 3

  • Location: New Haven, CT

  • Topics: algebra, analysis, applied analysis, combinatorics, data rep, discrete math, geometry, homogeneous dynamics, knot theory, math physics, number theory, probability, topology

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 22

  • Application deadline: February 21

  • Location: College Station, TX

  • Topics: Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry; Number Theory; Probability and Algebra - Random interacting particle systems and Casimir elements

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 28

  • Location: San Marcos, TX

  • Topics: Algebra, Combinatorics, and Statistics

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: March 6

  • Location: Lubbock, TX

  • Topics: Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Methods for Problems in the Life Sciences

  • Program dates: May 30 - August 5

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Medford, MA

  • Topics: Limited Data Tomography; Number Theory; Fractals; Data Science and Graph Theory; Mathematical Biology; Spectral Graph Theory

  • Program dates: June 16 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Sites in California

  • Topics: Applied Probability, Analysis, or Theoretical Computer Science

  • Program dates: June 21 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 19

  • Location: Davis, CA

  • Topics: Rotating fluid dynamics experiments and partial differential equations; Pseudorandom graphs from sum-and-product games; Markoff triples and the Markoff tree; Mathematical modeling of swimming

  • Program dates: June 12 - August 20

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Davis, CA

  • Topics: Complex Systems and Computational Physics; ...

  • Program dates: June 20 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Davis, CA

  • Topics: Linear preservers of Lorentz spectrum; Recovering knot polynomials from graphs; Geometric group theory

  • Program dates: ~June 10 - ~August 5

  • Application deadline: February 28

  • Location: Tucson, AZ

  • Topics: data driven modeling techniques and applications

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 11

  • Location: Chicago, IL

  • Topics: TBA

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 5

  • Application deadline: TBA

  • Location: Storrs, CT

  • Topics: Markov chains

  • Program dates: June 1 - July 15

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: (online)

  • Topics: Formation of spiral waves in oscillatory media using tools from partial differential equations

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 12

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Houston, TX

  • Topics: Data-driven computing

  • Program dates: May 31 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 11

  • Location: College Park, MD

  • Topics: Projects are computational, experimental, theoretical, or a combination of these. Topics include 2D materials; biophysics; chaos; lasers; mathematical biology; nanodevices; neural networks; optoelectronics; particle physics/particle rings; plasma reconnection; robotics; turbulence

University of Maryland (CAAR)

  • Program dates: ~June 6 - ~August 12

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: College Park, MD

  • Topics: Combinatorics, Algorithms, and AI for Real Problems (CAAR): Exploring the Hilbert Geometry; Verification of Quantum Simulation; Concrete Security Estimation for Post-Quantum Cryptosystems with Side Information; Differentiable Economics; Toward Fair Decision Making and Resource Allocation

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 29

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Baltimore, MD

  • Topics: Big data

  • Program dates: varies (depends on mentor)

  • Application deadline: February 3

  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI

  • Topics: (depends on mentor)

  • Program dates: June 20 - July 29

  • Application deadline: January 15

  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI

  • Topics: Big data, statistics, and human health

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 15

  • Application deadline: February 20

  • Location: Dearborn, MI

  • Topics: Spectral theory and CR geometry; Eigenvalues of Markov matrix of the asymmetric simple exclusion process; Error-correcting codes coming from toric varieties; Linear fractional transformations; Value distribution of Dedekind sums; Mathematical music theory: an algebraic analysis of Schubert's piano sonato in B-flat major; Phase retrieval with applications to optical microscopy

  • Program dates: June 16 - July 27

  • Application deadline: February 7

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN

  • Topics: Dynamical Systems and Pattern Formation, with a focus on tipping points in opinion dynamics and in ecology.

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 16

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN

  • Topics: Algebraic combinatorics

  • Program dates: May 25 - July 20

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Duluth, MN

  • Topics: combinatorics, combinatorial number theory, and graph theory

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 28

  • Location: (online)

  • Topics: Complex data analysis using statistical and machine learning tools

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 30

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA

  • Topics: Computational biology

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: TBA

  • Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico

  • Topics: Combinatorics and coding theory

  • Notes: Pending funding

  • Program dates: May 24 - July 29

  • Application deadline: February 6

  • Location: Rochester, NY

  • Topics: Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds

  • Program dates: ~May 15 - July 30

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Chattanooga, TN

  • Topics: Interdisciplinary Computational Biology: Systems biology of aging and deep learning of biological big data; Mathematical and computational modeling for infectious diseases; A topological model for protein folding; Rare versus common plant species; ...

  • Program dates: June 6 - July 31

  • Application deadline: March 7

  • Location: Chattanooga, TN

  • Topics: Possible topics include the zeta function, prime numbers, Gaussian analytic functions, random polynomials, differential operators, biological modeling using differential equations and optimal control simulation

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 15

  • Application deadline: February 18

  • Location: Tyler, TX

  • Topics: inverse semigroups, number theory, and reliability polynomials

  • Program dates: TBA

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA

  • Topics: Number theory; Representation theory; Topology

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 19

  • Application deadline: February 14

  • Location: Seattle, WA

  • Topics: data science for social good

  • Program dates: June 13 - August 5

  • Application deadline: February 20

  • Location: Bothell, WA

  • Topics: Tiling theory; Matrix analysis; Spectral subgradient methods for optimization

  • Program dates: May 30 - June 10

  • Application deadline: January 4

  • Location: Waterloo, Canada

  • Topics: Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 22

  • Application deadline: March 15

  • Location: Collegeville, PA

  • Topics: biological models for population dynamics, statistical analysis of the COVID-19 spread, and computational topology

  • Program dates: June 6 - August 12

  • Application deadline: February 15

  • Location: La Crosse, WI

  • Topics: ​​Drivers of local and regional water quality dynamics; Eco-hydrology of UMR floodplain forests: characterizing biophysical interactions across scales

  • Program dates: May 31 - July 22

  • Application deadline: February 27

  • Location: Richmond, VA

  • Topics: ​​Evolutionary graph dynamics; Vaccination game theory

  • Program dates: ~June 1 - ~July 25

  • Application deadline: February 1

  • Location: (online)

  • Topics: ​​statistical approaches to topological data analysis

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 29

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Worcester, MA

  • Topics: ​​Data Science

  • Program dates: May 23 - July 1

  • Application deadline: March 1

  • Location: Youngstown, OH

  • Topics: ​​Program aimed at students early in their mathematics education; projects include Exploring Graph Theory; Exploratory Visualization via R Interactive Graphics; The Mathematics Behind and Applications of Google’s PageRank