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The Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates Application is Now Open!


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DREU is a highly selective program that matches promising undergraduate women and underrepresented groups with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor’s home institution.
DREU interns have the opportunity to be directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for those who are considering graduate school; DREU will provide a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and increase interns’ competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

Faculty mentors will have the opportunity to work on their research project with new students from other institutions and to mentor future graduate students.

The DREU application is currently open for students and mentors, and will close on March 1 at 11:59pm ET!

DREU is a joint project of CRA-W and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), with support from the National Science Foundation.

For Students

Students may identify potential mentors they wish to work with in their application, although this is not a requirement. In addition, students may indicate a preference regarding the gender and/or the ethnicity of their mentor. Students are not paired with professors at their home institution.

For Faculty

Faculty may indicate students they wish to work with who are not from their home institutions.

The Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates Application is Now Open!