Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Physical Sciences - Earth Science & Astrophysics

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Grant amount: US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 5, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Must travel to: New York

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The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Physical Sciences is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and has been in place for over 15 years. Our program brings approximately eight students to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City each summer for a ten-week experience conducting research with our curators, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows in astronomy and in earth and planetary science. In addition to conducting original research projects throughout the summer, students receive training in ethics, networking, communication and other career-building skills. At the conclusion of the internships, students deliver oral presentations of their work and prepare publication quality research papers.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All students in the program must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Students must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program following their summer internship; you must have at least one more semester remaining in college to complete your undergraduate degree after Summer 2016.


  • As part of the National Science Foundation’s commitment to broadening participation in STEM fields, we especially encourage students who come from community colleges, undergraduate-only institutions, and minority-serving institutions to apply.