Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Applying to SPMC's REU Program

2015 Program Dates: June 23, 2015 – August 21, 2015

How to Apply

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its possessions and must be enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree. Students who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study will receive preference; students who will have received their degree prior to August 21, 2015 are not eligible.

Applicants are required to submit a letter describing their general background and interests in pursuing a research experience, undergraduate transcripts, and one letter of reference from an individual familiar with the student's academic performance by February 15, 2015.

Application materials may be submitted:


Dr. Suzanne Strom
Shannon Point Marine Center
1900 Shannon Point Road
Anacortes, WA 98221; or


(360) 293-1083; or



Get an Application Form* (Must use Adobe Reader to complete the Application Form)

*IMPORTANT: The application form works best from a desktop or laptop, not a tablet or smartphone. Download the form to the desktop/laptop before completing.

Helpful Hints for Submitting the REU Application Materials
1. Your letter of interest should include your name on the letter. (For example, use a general business letter format with your name, address, date and to whom the letter is addressed.)
2. Official transcripts are preferred; however unofficial transcripts will be considered.
3. The Letter of Recommendation may be sent directly from the person writing the letter to the email address ( or our mailing address. It may sent separately from your other application materials.
4. The Application Form may be sent by email (Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, or other webmail).
Additional helpful hints are available in this document.

Funding for this REU site is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science's located in Arlington, VA. The NSF contact for this program is Lisa Rom, elrom at or 703-292-7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.

All students who are offered a position at this REU Site have until March 15th or later to accept or reject the offer. Any student who is asked to accept or reject an offer prior to March 15th should contact the National Science Foundation.

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Page Updated 12.19.2014