REU participants will receive the following financial support:

  • Students receive a $3,600 stipend.
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed directly to the student.
  • Students will be enrolled in a transferable 3-credit course: Undergraduate Research in Earth System Science (ESS 199). The department covers UC Irvine course registration fees.
  • Course materials, including the costs associated with printing research posters, will be covered.
  • ESS will make and pay for housing arrangements for participants during the eight-week REU program. Students will receive an additional $100 per week for meals.