Research Training Group (RTG) in Applied and Computational Mathematics

University of Texas at Austin

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects.

What Are the Responsibilities?

Integrated, co-operative work is an essential part of the RTG program. Responsibilities for an undergraduate researcher are:

Who Can Apply?

Any undergraduate who is a full-time student at the Univresity of Texas at Austin may apply; however, applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Students do not have to be mathematics majors; in fact applications of mathematics to other fields are encouraged. However, the research being proposed must have a strong mathematics component.

How Do I Apply?

The rtg is a competitive research program; applications will be evaluated by a faculty committee, and will be judged on creativity, depth, and ability of the applicant to to complete the proposed research. Generally, an application is for one semester, and is given to one individual; some exceptions may be made.

Applicants fill out an information form, and also submit a research proposal. Research projects should be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member at UT Austin, and the proposal should include a letter of recommendation from supervising faculty.

Forms are available online. The application forms should be sent to the following contact address.

Contact Information

Prof. Kathy Davis
Mathematics Depatrment
University of Texas
Austin TX 78712

Email: davis at