November 20, 2023

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs at LEAP Institutions


What is the LEAP Alliance?

The Diversifying Leadership in the Professoriate (LEAP) Alliance is an NSF-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance that aims to diversify future leadership in the computing professoriate at research universities, with a focus on underrepresented communities. The goal is to address the lack of diversity among faculty at research universities. The LEAP Alliance brings together four cohorts of universities, each with common strengths and a shared agenda to increase diversity in the computing professoriate. These cohorts cover undergraduate and graduate students and specifically target African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans/Indigenous Americans, and People with Disabilities. 

The LEAP Alliance’s comprehensive approach includes increasing the diversity of Ph.D. graduates, promoting academic career opportunities, and improving undergraduate student retention. The alliance consists of 29 universities.   

REU Program Opportunities @ LEAP Institutions

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs are designed to enrich undergraduate students with a full-time experience participating in different phases of research. Most REU opportunities include a stipend and other funding such as travel, meals, and housing. Students are also able to have an engaging and exciting experience in a challenging environment while demonstrating research potential and expanding their resumes.  Many of the LEAP institutions host REU programs. The programs and application deadlines are listed below:

REU Programs and Application Deadlines

Below are the program names and application deadlines for the LEAP Alliance institutions:

InstitutionProgram NameApplication Deadline
University of Texas at AustinComputer Science12/15/2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MSRP1/1/2024
California Institute of Technology WAVE Fellows1/9/2024
Columbia UniversitySURE Program1/12/2024
Carnegie Mellon UniversitySCS REU Programs1/15/2024
University of WashingtonSummer 2024 CNT REU Program1/15/2024
University of MichiganSummer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) Program1/20/2024
Princeton UniversityPrinceton Intel Research Experience for Undergraduates1/26/2024
University of WashingtonDUB REU1/26/2024
University of California  BerkeleyUC Berkeley SUPERB1/31/2024
Harvard UniversityHarvard SEAS REU2/1/2024
University of MarylandBRIDGE (Bioinformatics Research In Data Science for Genomics)2/2/2024
Cornell UniversityBURE-Next2/11/2024
University of North Carolina – Chapel HillUNC-Intel REU Program for Undergraduates2/16/2024
University of MarylandResearch Experience for Undergraduates Modern topics in pure and applied mathematics2/16/2024
Texas A&M UniversityMathematics2/18/2024
Universal of Southern California NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site: SURF-I: Safe, Usable, Reliable and Fair Internet2/28/2024
Texas A&M UniversityREU in Applied Computational Robotics2/29/2024
University of MarylandResearch Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Combinatorics, Algorithms, and AI for Real Problems (CAAR)3/1/2024
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignIllinois Computer Science Summer Research Program (SRP)3/29/2024