Application Information

A completed application for the Sevilleta LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program will consist of five items:

  1. A complete online application (see below).
  2. A resume.
  3. An unofficial copy of your academic transcript. If accepted into the REU program, applicants will be required to provide an official copy before starting the program.
  4. Letters of recommendation from two faculty advisors at the student’s home institution. Faculty advisors that are able to comment on the applicant’s academic ability are preferred. Please provide your respondents with the link to the referee documents that is available in the below.
  5. A two-page essay addressing the development of the student's interest in ecology, the specific areas of research interest, and current professional career goals. Career goals are not required to be in ecological research. Essays can be single or double-spaced but should be in a legible font (min. 11 point) with 1 inch margins.


The application form, resume, unofficial transcript, two-page essay, and letters of recommendation should be received by February 26, 2016.

Questions regarding the application procedure can be directed to the Program Coordinator, Amaris Swann by e-mail. Please put REU 2016 in the subject line.