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Program FAQs

What are the program dates?

This is a ten-week program. This summer, the program will run from May 20 until July 26.

Who is eligible to apply?

The REU is open to any student attending a U.S. university who has not graduated yet from their undergraduate institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States or its posessions. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented minorities and students from smaller colleges and universities to apply.

What compensation is included?

This program provides a stipend of $600 per week, on-campus housing, a meal plan, gym access, health services fee, a travel allowance, social and networking events, and future conference travel.

How do I apply?

The online application for Summer 2024 opens on December 1, 2023. We are using the NSF ETAP application portal to administer our application.

When is the application deadline?

All materials must be received by February 15, 2024 to be considered.

When will I know if I have been accepted into the program?

Faculty will begin reviewing applications in mid-February and successful applicants will be notified in early March.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

You can reach us by email at, or by phone at (540) 231-8728.


Disability Statement: 

Virginia Tech welcomes students with disabilities into the University’s educational programs. The University promotes efforts to provide equal access and a culture of inclusion without altering the essential elements of coursework. If you anticipate or experience academic barriers that may be due to disability, including but not limited to ADHD, chronic or temporary medical conditions, deaf or hard of hearing, learning disability, mental health, or vision impairment, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office (540-231-3788,, or visit If you have an SSD accommodation letter, please meet with your professor privately during office hours as early in the semester as possible to deliver your letter and discuss your accommodations. You must give your professor reasonable notice to implement your accommodations, which is generally 5 business days and 10 business days for final exams.