REU in Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange

The application period is closed. The ERIE REU Program is scheduled to run from May 27 to August 7, 2015 (applicants must be available for the full program duration to be eligible).


Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduate students in a college program through fall of the following year. Accepted student are generally at least sophomores and graduating seniors are not eligible. The program does not have a GPA requirement; however, accepted students generally have at least a 3.0 GPA. We also look for students who are the best fit for that summer's research projects (to view tentative 2015 summer research projects click here).

Application Process

Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be fully completed by February 27, 2015 to be eligible for consideration.

  1. Complete the online application form

  2. Transcripts. A copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) must be uploaded in the application form. If you are selected, an offical transcript may be required to finalize your acceptance to the program.

  3. Letters of recommendation. Applicants must provide two (2) letters of recommendation from college/university faculty. You will list your referees in the application form and they will be sent instructions on how to provide letters once you submit your online application.

  4. Brief Resume* and Personal Statement**. These must be uploaded in the application form. Please limit your resume to one page and your personal statement to a maximum of two pages.

*Resumes should include the following information:

  • A list of all post-secondary educational institutions (with corresponding dates) attended;
  • A description of research and teaching experience, or other university or science activities (prior research experience is not a requirement);
  • Any other information that the applicant feels will be relevant to his/her application.

**Personal Statements should describe the applicant's academic and research goals and long-term career objectives. Personal statements can be very helpful in demonstrating an applicant's interest in ecosystem restoration, especially if the applicant cannot demonstrate this via coursework. Applicants should clearly articulate what they hope to get out of the program and how they believe the program will help them reach their short- and long-term goals.


Questions regarding the application process should be submitted to
ugrad-erie at buffalo dot edu


University at Buffalo