Application Info

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. Two letters of recommendation. These can be from faculty advisors from the student’s home institution, mentors, or previous employers.  Recommendations that are able to comment on the applicant’s academic ability are preferred. Please have your respondents email your letters of recommendation to WITH the subject line of “2017 REU Recommendation for YOUR NAME.”
  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 24, 2017.

Questions regarding the application procedure can be directed to the Program Manager, Stephanie Baker by e-mail. Please put REU 2017 in the subject line.