Online Application Open:
December 15, 2018 - January 25, 2018

Supporting Documents Deadline:
February 1, 2018

Initial Offers Sent: March 1, 2018
*Final decisions will be sent after all positions are filled.

Summer REU/RET Program
May - August, 2018 (10 weeks)

Applicants will need to select three preferences from research areas of Radio Astronomy, Solar System Radar, Atmospheric Science and Engineering to which they wish to apply. Read More


Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Undergraduates must be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program (part-time or full-time; in the US or abroad) during Fall 2018. Teachers must be currently licensed or certified by Puerto Rico Department of Education (part-time or full-time in Puerto Rico). Regardless of citizenship, if you have funding from other sources (e.g. your own college), you can apply using the same form and describe your funding in the comment box provided).

Students who are majoring in astronomy, physics, computer science, engineering, geophysics, space sciences, geology, planetary sciences or related disciplines are invited to apply. Grades are important but so are the student’s enthusiasm, initiative, and future goals. We give emphasis to students with good math and computing backgrounds. Read More


Applications for the REU/RET program should be made via the online form. You will be required to upload supporting documents and to nominate 3 referees if you are applying as an undergraduate or 1 referee if you are applying as a teacher.  Read More

Participants are encouraged to make the best use of the physical facilities, library, cafeteria and the adventure oriented location of the Arecibo Observatory. View More

Please look at the FAQ section for additional information regarding the application process, requirements for supporting documents, topics to include in resume etc.
If your question is not answered there, or if your situation is unique, please feel free to email us at Read More


A bonus of our program is the opportunity to explore the beautiful island of Puerto Rico and its culture. Every year we see how students take advantage of this and complement their research experience with fun outdoor activities. View More