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NSF BIT SURE Application

Interested in applying to be a part of the NSF BIT SURE REU? Please read about the application process below and review the frequently asked questions (FAQs).  See the flyer for more details.

The last year of the REU was the summer of 2021.

To apply, follow the link below to provide demographic information, your major and GPA, and information about your previous research experience. As part of the application, we request that you submit a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications for the NSF BIT SURE program (500-word limit), upload your resume, and a copy of unofficial transcripts. We also request that you include contact information for two references. Recommendations must be emailed directly to the program BIT SURE ( by referees. Finally, we would like to know about your career goals. 

*We are no longer receiving applications* 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What documents are required for the application?

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for two recommenders. We highly encourage you to contact your recommenders and discuss why you have chosen to apply to the BIT SURE, so that they are able to submit strong letters.

Am I able to return to the application and continue at a later date?

  • Yes, as long as you use the same computer, the link will allow you to return to the form.

What is the time-frame for review of the applications?

  • Decisions will be made mid-March.

Is there a print copy of the application I can view?

  • Yes, you can download a copy here. You may also use this form to apply by email.