Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy REU Program

Begin or Continue Application

For best consideration, apply by February 10. Offers will be made as soon after Feb. 13 as possible. We will adhere to the Physics REU common deadline (which will be around March 1, 2023) for students to accept or decline first-round offers.

If you are beginning your application, please first read the material on this page. Then provide your email address and create a password in the fields below, and check the box to register. To continue an already-begun application, enter your email and password.

Please make a note of your password -- if it is lost, you will have to start over on your application with a new email.



Check the box to Register

This program's highest priority is to serve underserved populations in the Southwestern states. Therefore preference will be given to women and minority applicants from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. However, well-qualified students of any demographic nationwide are also encouraged to apply.

Students should be enrolled in a U.S. college or university in good academic standing and attending the fall semester following the summer program. Preference will be given to students beginning at least their junior year. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the USA. Accepted students must complete the ten-week program and all requirements, including working typically M-F 9 am-5 pm, attending seminars, and giving presentations.

The 10-week program begins with an orientation in mid-May 2023 and runs until the end of July 2023. You must have your own health insurance, as it is not provided by the program.

Required application materials:

  • This web-based application
  • College or university transcript
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Current résumé listing prior job experience, honors and accomplishments
  • Personal statement which includes research interests and career goals

The preferred method for submitting the transcript, résumé and personal statement is to upload them as .pdfs on the application form. If you have problems submitting your application online, you can fill out the form in .pdf or Word and email it, along with your personal statement, résumé, and transcript to Your transcript can also be mailed to:

UNM Physics and Astronomy REU Program
Department of Physics and Astronomy
MSC07 4220
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001

You will be providing information for the writer of your letter of recommendation, who will be automatically contacted by email for their letter.