REU Program in Space Physics and Astrophysics

Marc Lessard and Naomi Wight work on rocket research.


The UNH Space Science Center hopes to offer eight undergraduate research appointments each summer that are funded through the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Appointments are open to motivated undergraduates who seek research experience in space physics and astrophysics with emphasis given to those students coming from schools that lack programs in these areas. The program runs for ten weeks during the summer when students will be integrated into the research groups of UNH faculty. REU students will work with the faculty, their graduate and undergraduate students, and engineering staff on subjects of currently funded research.

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Details about the 2020 REU Program*

Dates: June 8 - August 14, 2020
Who Should Apply: Undergraduate students 
seeking careers in space physics and astrophysics, with a nonexclusive emphasis on rising juniors and seniors from schools that do not offer research opportunities in these subjects
Financial Information: Students will receive a stipend of $4,000 plus room and board provided by UNH.  Funds to assist in travel to and from the campus are available. 
How To Apply: Applications should include a current course transcript with grades from your undergraduate institution, two letters of reference where at least one must be from a professor at your home institution, and a statement of your academic and professional interests. Applications will be considered starting February 1, 2020.  For full consideration, we recommend that applications be submitted before this date. Send application material to Prof. Charles W. Smith, Morse Hall, Space Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. 03824. 
For More Information:  Please contact Prof. Smith at

*We are currently awaiting final word on funding for this program. Nevertheless, we encourage students to apply to ensure a spot in the program while we await a decision on funding.