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Welcome to the Santa Fe Institute REU Program Application
The 2019 application process is closed.

deadline for applications was Monday, January 7, 2019, 11:59 pm MST.

The 2020 application process will probably open in October of 2019.

We are so pleased you have decided to apply to the Santa Fe Institute REU program. If you need any help during the application process or have questions about SFI we are happy to help. Please read all the information about our REU program located on our site before you begin the application process. 
The Culture and Community of SFI:
We aim to give our students the intellectual freedom and support that allows them to become the next leaders in science. Students in SFI's REU program get to work one-on-one with some of the top minds in science on some of the biggest questions that face us today. Students become an integral part of the SFI community during their time in Santa Fe.
To learn more about the research that we do at SFI, visit our website and read the profiles of our Resident Faculty and Postdocs.
The Program Format:
The program consists of one-on-one work with an SFI faculty or postdoctoral mentor. Students work on an individual research project crafted together with their mentors. Tutorials are offered to catch students up to speed on some technical and practical skills, including a variety of programming languages, mathematical concepts, and practical skills such as how to give a talk, write a science research paper, write a grant proposal, or apply to graduate school. During the final week of the program, students give short presentations to the SFI community and produce a final paper in collaboration with their mentor. In recent experience, these papers are often publishable in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Begin the Application Process:

Sign in (if you have applied before) or create an account to begin the application process. Please scroll down if you do not see a sign-in box. Once you create an account the application steps will appear on your account page and will guide you through the process.
Meet our Former REUs!
You can watch video interviews with our REU alumni and hear about their experiences at SFI here.
"At the Santa Fe Institute, I made lifelong friends and important research contacts. I spent the summer fully immersed in interdisciplinary research, working on my own project, attending high-level lectures, and discussing new concepts over lunch and tea. It was the most challenging and rewarding research experience I have ever had, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work in such an extraordinary collaborative environment." -Madeleine Daepp, 2012 REU Cohort
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact us at
Santa Fe Institute 

For more information please visit the SFI REU page.

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