Online Application

When you submit this application, you will be considered for all our undergraduate research programs,
including SPUR, UO-REU, R25-SRP, and OURS programs.
Please apply to just one program, and your application will be considered for all of them.

Application Deadline

Rolling admission begins in late January.

Please note: All Applications are closed at this time (as of April 2017). Please apply again in the Fall.

We will begin making offers of acceptance in January, and we will continue to review applications until all slots are filled, usually in mid-March. We take great care to match applicants to the most suitable faculty and mentors, so you may hear from us later than March. Selection is based not only on personal qualifications, but also depends on the suitability of an applicant's interests for participating laboratories, and the availability of positions in those laboratories. Please note that space is very limited.

Letters of Recommendation

We receive numerous letters asking what recommendation letters should include. Here is our Note to Referees.

Difficulty submitting

If you have difficulty submitting this application online, please contact us at or (541) 346-5862 and complete the SPUR application form, either in MS Word format found here or text format found here. Fill it out, save it to your computer, and then email it as an attachment to

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Please arrange for two letters of reference to support your application. Prior and/or current research mentors are are particularly suitable as references. Faculty at your home institution are also preferred recommenders. Recommenders can either (i) upload letters via our faculty LOR upload application or (ii) email to
Who will submit recommendation letters for you?
(see "Letters of Recommendation", above)

Please select this box so that we can send an email to your letter writers, giving them a link to a secure page where they can upload your letters. If you do not select this box, you will have to contact your recommenders personally, and your application may be delayed in processing.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity, equity, inclusion, and compliance with the American Disabilities Act