Summer Undergraduate Research

Students at the Summer 2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Session

What LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research Does in the Summer

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research is a gateway for information related to summer undergraduate research experiences. LAUNCH: UGR provides information to help coordinate programs, but does not run any specific REU or other summer undergraduate research experiences (SURE).

The difference between REU and other summer undergraduate research experiences (SURE):

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REU programs have a specific set of guidelines determined by the NSF and PI’s specific grants. There are many other summer undergraduate research experiences (SURE) at Texas A&M run by individual departments. However, these are not called REUs. Other SURE grants also have individual guidelines. For more information about NSF REU programs, visit

For Faculty & Staff

  • Coordination Meeting in the spring
  • Informational Packet in the spring
  • Updated Campus Policies
Faculty & Staff
If you have summer research opportunities, email with your program name:

For Students

Texas A&M and Non-Texas A&M Students
REU and SURE are open to students in all disciplines and from other institutions. Start looking at the Research Opportunities Database early. Many applications are due in January and February.