Applications Open for the 2018 Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates

Are you interested in exploring research in computer science? Check out the CRA-W Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program.

The DREU program matches students with faculty mentors for summer research experiences at the faculty mentor’s home institution. DREU interns are directly involved in a research project with graduate students and professors. Applications are currently open for both students and mentors.

Apply by December 20, 2017 for the Early Decision Deadline

Apply by February 15, 2018 for the Final Deadline




For Students

Applicants should be students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at an institution in the U.S or its territories. Applicants should be interested in doing research in the computing field. International Students may apply, however, most of the funds for the DREU program are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents, so the number of non-US student participants will be limited. Priority will be given to students who have completed two to three years in a CS or CE major by the program start date, however, all applicants are considered. Target applicants should be women, ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, and students from other underrepresented groups.

For Faculty

Potential mentors should be CS or CE professors at U.S. PhD granting universities with active research programs, into which DREU students may be integrated. Interaction with current graduate students is a feature of the DREU experience; it is necessary that the mentor’s research group include graduate students who will be on campus throughout the summer.

For questions regarding eligibility, please email

Applications Open for the 2018 Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates