Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

REU Application and Eligibility


The application site will open in November.
Applications for Summer 2024 are due on February 1, 2024.

Interested students should complete the Online Application for the Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP).

On the application, you will be asked to select three Leadership Alliance member institutions as your preferred SR-EIP Research Sites.

To indicate your interest in Dynamic Earth in the 21st Century internships and research opportunities, choose Brown University as a Research Site.

The application requires:

  • Biographical and academic information
  • Current resume information
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

The program in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown does not have a specific GPA requirement, although grades will be considered as one component of a holistic review of student accomplishments and goals. 


Applicants should:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing graduate study;
  • Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program;
  • Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident.

The internships are designed for undergraduate students who do not attend Brown University.

Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply, including Black, Latinx/Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students; women; first generation college students; and students with disabilities. Our program welcomes students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, and students from diverse life experiences and academic paths.

We encourage applications from undergraduates with majors across STEM fields, including geoscience/Earth science, environmental science, physics, chemistry, engineering, math, applied math, biology and computer science.