Yes, the National Science Foundation requires all REU participants to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

Yes, applicants must be at least 18 years of age so that they can perform laboratory-based research.

No, it is free to apply for this REU program.

Yes, the priority deadline is February 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until March 15th 2023, but application by the priority deadline ensure complete consideration.

Students will be informed of admission starting March 1st , 2023 and will continue to be admitted until April 1st, 2023.

Students at Montana Tech are welcome to apply; however, a majority of those accepted into this program will come from smaller institutions that have a lower level of research activity.

Seniors are welcome to apply; however, preference will be given to students in the earlier stages of their academic training.

No, the program will start on May 29, 2023 with a targeted move-in date of May 26, 2023 for those who will be living on campus.

Participants will be provided with free on-campus housing, in a dormitory that is within walking distance to the research laboratories.

Dining options are available in limited capacity on campus during the summer, with numerous restaurants located within a short walking or driving distance. A meal stipend is provided to give students flexibility to decide where they would like to dine.

It is possible to bring a car with you to campus. A campus parking tag may be required.

You are not required to live on campus, but it is recommended. On campus housing is provided as part of the program, while off campus housing is not eligible for program support.

Please contact the administrators of this program, Prof. Brian St Clair, at with any questions regarding this REU program.