Marine Sciences Summer Program

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, this Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers undergraduates in STEM an opportunity to conduct guided research internships in marine science. The summer 2021 program will run for 10 weeks from Monday, June 7 to Friday, August 13. Student support includes a $6,400 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week program.

The application deadline for the 2021 Marine Sciences Summer Program is Friday, February 12. This is a two-step application process; please complete the form below and upload your transcript. After completion of this step, you will be provided further instructions to pass along to faculty who will complete your letter of recommendation. One letter is required to complete the application process. Questions about the program can be directed to Dr. Joanna York at or 1-302-831-7040.

Marine Sciences Summer Application
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If you are not selected for this REU program, we reserve the right to share your application files with other NSF REU programs for consideration. If you DO NOT want to have your application files shared with other NSF REU internship programs, check this box to opt-out

Please respond to the below essay prompts. Please write at least 200 words, and no more than 400 words, for each response.

Career Goals

Describe the research areas in Marine Science that interest you most, your education and career goals and how participating in the Marine Science Summer REU program will help you meet these goals.


The Marine Sciences Summer REU program strives to be an inclusive program that thrives on its diversity in every sense of the word. Please describe how you, based on your personal background and life experiences (including social, cultural, familial, or educational, including opportunities and challenges) will contribute to this mission during and after participation in this REU.


Please submit a current college transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) in PDF format.

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