How to apply


For the academic-year program the deadline for receiving applications each semester is the last official day of class registration.


Applications can be submitted by fax (936) 857 – 2850
or by mail to:
REU Program
Solar Observatory
Prairie View A&M University
P.O. Box 519, MS 2250
Prairie View, TX 77446

Application package

A complete application must include:

  1. the official application form,
  2. a personal statement letter from the applicant detailing his/her educational background, relevant work and scientific experience, academic and career goals and their perception on how the REU experience will facilitate their plans,
  3. official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and
  4. two letters of recommendation from teachers or others in a position to evaluate the applicant’s ability, experience, and potential.

Download application

Please click below to download the application form in Microsoft Word or PDF format. [ Word | PDF ]

Additional information

For more information about the REU program please contact us by mail at the address above, by telephone at (936) 261-2688, or by email to