The National Science Foundation

the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

and the Department of Astronomy
of Cornell University

Summer 2014
Program in
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research Experiences for Undergraduates 2014

Quick facts

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 2014 are eligible.

Summer 2014 - 10 week program (flexible dates).

To apply
Download and complete an application form (pdf file). (Click here to download Adobe Reader software).

Send all application materials (except letters of recommendation, which may also be e-mailed) to:
REU Astronomy Coordinator
Department of Astronomy
510 Space Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801

Letters of recommendation may also be e-mailed in pdf format to
reu at astro dot cornell dot edu.

In order to prevent potential mix-ups, please ask letter-writers to name their pdf 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 7, 2014.

Please note
The selection process begins immediately after the deadline is due. We cannot accept late applications or supporting materials.
Make sure your applications and materials have enough stamps. We cannot pay for postage due.

E-mail the program coordinator: pf46 at cornell dot edu

Program details

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 $6,400.00 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, 2014.

For other summer astronomy opportunities, visit the Summer Employment Opportunities page of the American Astronomical Society. NASA's Pathways to Science. National Science Foundation's Astronomy REU page.
The REU program is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer.
Last updated: December 2014.

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