Mote REU Program 2014 Application Form


Please complete this application form in its entirety. To reduce paper consumption and our impact on the environment, we request that application materials be sent via email to In addition to this form, students must submit the following items, preferably in ONE email (excluding recommendation letters):

1. A resume or curriculum vitae describing any relevant jobs, internships, volunteer work, scholarships and/or other activities that you have held or participated in and other skills or accomplishments that you wish to identify.

2. A one- to two-page statement of interest describing your interests and career goals, the reasons you should be selected for the program, how participation in the program will influence your career development, and the top two programs in which you are interested in working and why.

3. A copy of your current college transcript (unofficial transcripts sent via email are preferred; digital, official transcripts - if offered by your school - are accepted as well. Paper submissions sent via fax or mail are strongly discouraged).

4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals capable of commenting on your academic qualifications and, if possible, research skills (college or university faculty or research advisors preferred). Letters of recommendation MUST be sent from the person writing the letter, preferably via email to either as an attachment or within the body of the email, and will not be accepted if sent from the applicant's email.

All items must be received by February 15, 2014, preferably via email at


First name
Last name
Date of birth (MM/DD/YY)
Permanent mailing address
City or town
Zip code
Primary Email Address
Alternate Email (enter "None" if you do not have an alternate email address)
Citizenship Status
Ethnicity (check all that apply)
 African-American  Alaskan Native
 American Indian  Asian
 Hispanic/Latino  Native Pacific Islander
How did you learn about the Mote REU Program?
 Mote website  NSF website
 College faculty or department  College Internship Office
 Internet  Other


College or University currently attending
City or town

Reminder: You cannot have graduated at the time of your summer REU internship. Please indicate below the year of study you will be ENTERING in the fall of 2014:

Year of study
Major field of study
Other colleges or universities attended


Please select your first and second choice mentors and programs for which you want to be considered.  Select "none" for your second choice if you only wish to be considered for one program. You may wish to do some further research before making your selections.

First choice
Second choice


Please provide the names and institutions for individuals providing letters of recommendation below
Travel assistance is offered. If selected for the REU program, will you be driving your personal vehicle to Sarasota (recommended)?


*You will receive a confirmation email once you submit your application that includes application instructions.*

Note: All students who are offered a position at this REU Site have until March 15th or later to accept or reject the offer. This REU Site is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, and the cognizant Program Director for all OCE-funded REU sites is Lisa Rom at or 703-292-7709.

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