How To Apply and Application Forms

OUR APPLICATION PROCESS HAS RECENTLY CHANGED.  Please review the instructions carefully.  We would prefer applications for the REU program to be prepared on a PC-format computer and submitted as pdf files by email to  Applicants will need to use Adobe Reader (ver. 8+) or Adobe Acrobat (ver. 8+) to complete the application form.  Adobe Acrobat is likely to be available on computers at your home institution but if you have difficulty completing the application process because you do not have access to the software, please contact us for assistance or to arrange for an alternative method of submission at

How to Apply.  A completed application for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Genomics at Konza Prairie Biological Station will consist of four items.  

Application files Application Form
Adobe Acrobat files (pdf) can be edited with Adobe Reader
and submitted by email
Right-click the link to the right to download the application form
Application Form for Summer 2011
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How to Submit your Application. 

Application Tips.  Here are a few tips to assist you in submitting your application.

Deadline.  Completed applications, including the application form, two page essay, unofficial transcripts,  and letters of recommendation, should be received on or before Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  We expect to start making offers of internships to applicants during the week of Monday, March 7, 2011.  Students not receiving initial offers will be wait-listed for opportunities and it usually takes 1-4 weeks to complete our student selection.  Students invited to participate in the REU program must accept or reject the offer within a week.  Questions regarding the application and selections procedures can be directed to Dr. Bruce A. Snyder, REU Program Coordinator, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, e-mail (preferred):, phone (785) 532-2430.  


Last updated: November 2010