Start your application process here. We use the CISE REU Common Application, which allows you to be considered for other REU Site opportunities (if you elect to do so).

This is Part 2 of the application process: you must also fill out the CISE REU Common Application (Part 1), if you have not done so already. You can revisit this page at any time to upload your application materials, but please only fill out the form one time. Please make sure you press "Upload" after specifying the two files in the form below, prior to pressing the "Submit" button.

Application Part 2 Submission: Note that a Google account is required due to the file upload.


  • January 2023:  Applications open
  • 19 March 2023: Applications due, to guarantee full consideration.
  • 20-27 March 2023: Letters of Recommendation due, to guarantee full consideration
  • 28 March -7 April 2023: Selection process
  • 10 April 2023: Notification deadline
  • June-August 2023: 10-week program

This REU site will support 10 students over the summer. Each student will receive:

  • Stipend of $6,000 over the summer
  • Housing and $600 travel allowance to Tucson, AZ
  • Letters of recommendation from their faculty mentors

Students will participate as researchers for the summer, working side by side with graduate researchers and faculty who are experts in cognitive radio and autonomous ground vehicles. Want to know more about what the REU is like? Check out the videos made by previous CAT Vehicle participants.

REU 2018: Lane detectives showing their pride after successful testing

Are you a faculty member submitting a letter on behalf of an applicant? We will begin reviewing applications one week after the application deadline.

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