Please use this form to apply to the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Montana State University for Summer 2018.

  • The application deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2018.
  • You are requested to provide your top three choices among the proposed projects, which can be found here. Please explain in your essay why these specific projects are of interest to you.
  • Although not all questions in the application will apply to all students, providing as much helpful information as you can will strengthen your application.
  • Note that your application requires two letters of recommendation from professors or senior researchers who know you well. In completing the application, you will be asked to provide the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses for your recommenders. You will be instructed to ask your recommenders to provide their letters directly to us after you have completed your application.
  • If you have questions about the program or the application, please feel free to contact us at


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1. Basic Information
2. Educational Background

To complete this application, you are required to submit a current unofficial transcript, including grades from the Fall quarter or semester of this academic year.

Please email your unofficial transcript as a PDF file to

If you are selected to participate in this program, you will be asked to submit an official copy of your transcript prior to May 1, 2018.

3. Project Preferences
4. Essay
Write a short essay (maximum of 400 words) describing your intellectual and professional goals, and how you believe this program would assist in attaining them. Please also describe what kind of research skills you expect to develop in this program, and, if applicable, any research, programming, and/or hands-on laboratory experience you have had prior to this program.
5. Letters of Recommendation
Your application requires two letters of recommendation from professors or senior researchers who know you well. Please provide the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses for your recommenders below. Please also describe your relationship with your recommenders: course instructor, advisor, research mentor, etc.

Note that it is your responsibility to request reference letters. Please ask your recommenders to send their letters to directly from their official institutional email address, no later than the application deadline.

WAIVER OF RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974; by submitting this application form, you waive your rights to inspect and revise and to have access to the recommendation form, provided that the information on the Recommendation Form is used solely in connection with your application to the Montana State University - Bozeman REU Program.

6. Required Safety and Security Information

Safety and security are of paramount importance to our REU program and Montana State University. We are required to ask all applicants the following three questions:

(a) Have you been convicted of a felony? A felony in Montana State law is defined as a crime for which more than one year in prison may be imposed.

(b) Have you been institutionalized for threatening or causing physical or emotional injury to persons or property?

(c) Have you been dismissed and/or suspended from a college for disciplinary reasons?

Suspension is defined as a sanction imposed for disciplinary reasons that results in a student leaving school for a specified time period. Dismissal from a college for disciplinary reasons is defined as permanent separation from an institution of higher education on the basis of conduct or behavior.

By clicking a "Submit" button below, you affirm that your answer to all three questions is "No". If you wish to submit an application, and your answer to any of these questions is "Yes", you must contact us ( prior to submitting your application.