2012 REU Program

The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), a division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO), located in La Serena, Chile, offers 10 week Undergraduate Research Assistantships to qualified undergraduates as part of the National Science Foundation funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program is run during the Chilean summer, January through March, both to offer students an alternative to the more common northern summer programs, and to encourage interaction with Chilean students visiting and working at CTIO throughout these months.

We do not offer the REU program during the northern summer months of June through August. Students interested in programs during this period should investigate the opportunities provided at other REU sites and on the listings of summer programs maintained by the American Astronomical Society and the American Physical Society.

More information can be found in the application instructions. The deadline for the 2012 REU program is October 1, 2011.

If you have any questions about the CTIO REU Program, please send email to ctioreu@noao.edu, or click on the contact tab above.


CTIO REU & PIA Programs Publication List