This conference features presentations by students from Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs (REUs) in all disciplines funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), sessions for REU administrators and faculty, and opportunities to meet with representatives from NSF and other government agencies.
Students will have the opportunity to:
  • Present their research via poster session to program officers, faculty members, and each other (poster dimensions: 30"x40")
  • Network with peers and faculty with similar research interests and professional goals
  • Participate in professional development workshops
Faculty will have the opportunity to:
  • Schedule meetings with their program officers
  • Represent their department or graduate school through networking sessions
  • Access a faculty-only reception
  • Participate in professional development workshops tailored to REU programs
Next Offering:
The 2019 REU Symposium will be held October 27-28, 2019, at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, VA. Read the program.

Nominations are now closed for the 2019 REU Symposium (REUS).
If you submitted a nomination to the 2019 REUS, those listed on the application (students, mentors) will be notified of their decision status via email in early September after Labor Day.

Deadline to apply: August 23, 2019

Process: A mentor and/or PI may nominate up to one (1) student from their REU site. A student abstract describing the research will be required. A letter of recommendation from the mentor/PI is also required. See full list of information needed to submit a nomination.

Eligibility: CUR membership is NOT required in order to apply. The student and nominator will need to create a free website account on the CUR website here:

Questions? Please email:

Visit CUR’s Upcoming Events page to see a list of all scheduled events.



Last Offering:

The event was last held October 28-29, 2018, at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, VA. 2018 Program


For questions or further information about the institute, please contact Student Programs.