REU FAQ

  1. Eligibility: The REU program is open to all undergraduate students (not necessarily from Georgia Tech). Students who are not math majors but want to do mathematical research are also welcome to apply. Some of the funds are restricted to students who are US citizen or permanent residents. Other funds are available for foreign students with a visa allowing them to work for Georgia Tech; obtaining the visa is the student's responsibility.
  2. Stipends: The $5400 stipend is paid evenly over June, July and August, at the end of each month. No travel funds are provided. 

    Direct Deposit: The stipend may be paid via a check. Georgia Tech students may instead have the funds deposited to their bank account. To do so they will need to set up direct deposit with the Bursar's Office. Please note that if you are a Georgia Tech student employee and your paycheck is being direct deposited, you must sign up separately to have the REU stipend direct deposited, as explained on the Bursar's Office website.

    Non-GT students will have to set up a vendor profile with Accounts Payable to receive direct deposit or can pick up their checks from Lea Marzo in the School of Mathematics.

  3. Housing: Students who live off campus receive full stipend, and take care of housing costs themselves.
    On-campus housing: Current GT students must apply for summer housing through the online housing site.
    Non-GT students can live on-campus through the summer Extended Lodging Program ($36.50 person per night/apartment style.  Lodging rate includes single occupancy bedroom in apartment style accommodations.)
    The cost of housing is paid directly by the department but will be deducted from the REU Stipend.
    On-Campus Housing is available from middle of May until end of July.
  4. Transportation: Parking passes are $15/day; $35/week; $105/month. There is a MARTA station within walking distance.
  5. Courses: Concurrent enrollment in one summer school class is acceptable, but enrollment in two or more courses is not permitted.
  6. Upon request REU participants can get library access, and a shared office.
  7. REU participants may take Math 4698 (research assistantship) but NOT required to do so. The advantage is that the course would appear on the transcript. The disadvantage is that if you are a HOPE scholar, they will count the course against your hours and this may reduce your subsequent support from them. The course must be audited, rather than taken for credit.
  8. At the end of the REU, students will be required to provide written reports on their work and can display their research in a poster session that will be held in the Fall.