Astronomy and Astrophysics
Research Experiences for Undergraduates 2016
Eight undergraduate Research Assistantships in Observational Astronomy.
United States citizens or permanent residents who have completed 1 to 3 years of undergraduate academic training by June 2016 are eligible.
Summer 2016 - 10 week program (flexible dates).
Starting December 19, please submit your application.
The application website will ask you for a statement describing your background, educational goals, and your scientific interests. Include whatever further information you consider relevant. Be sure to include information about your computer experience.
You will also be asked to submit two letters of
transcripts as supporting materials.
Uploading is preferred and is the most efficient means of processing your application materials. If necessary, however, you may send letters and transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted as long as they are generated by your college or university website) in pdf format via email to:
reu at astro dot cornell dot edu.
You may also mail them to:
REU Astronomy Coordinator
Department of Astronomy
510 Space Sciences Building
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801
In order to prevent potential mix-ups, please avoid sending duplicate copies of recommendation letters and transcripts.
If your letter-writers will e-mail their
letters directly to us, please ask them to send them as
pdfs and to name the files:
Their Last Name_Your Last Name (their last name underscore your last name).
Complete applications and all supporting materials must be received at the above address no later than February 8, 2016.
The selection process begins immediately after the deadline is due. We cannot accept late applications or supporting materials.
Make sure any materials that are sent by mail have enough stamps. We are not responsible for postage due.
E-mail the program coordinator: reu at astro dot cornell dot edu
Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, astronomical instrumentation, astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology. Students interested in computer science and engineering are also encouraged to apply. View the list of research projects.
In addition to conducting individual research projects, students will also participate in a series of group activities including lectures, roundtables and workshops.
For each participant, a stipend of $7,000.00
will be provided for the ten week
session, plus up to $1,000.00 for relocation and housing and up to $1,000.00 for travel to an Astronomy meeting to present scientific results.
Click here for information on travel to Ithaca.
Students will be eligible to apply to on-campus housing facilities and dining plans at their own cost.
Selections will be announced after March 1, 2016.