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.

Applications for the 2018 cycle are now closed

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 or need special accommodations, please contact us at or (541) 346-5862. We recommend completing the SPUR application form in a separate word document found here as answers cannot be saved in the online form as a draft. Due to the volume of applications we are unable to manually input individual applications.

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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? (for guidance, see Letters of Recommendation)

(Current UO undergraduates applying to the OURS program: request ONE letter from your sponsoring professor and NO second letter).

*(Current UO undergraduates applying to the OURS program: request ONE letter from your sponsoring professor and NO second letter).

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.

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