Posted: January 7, 2022

Application deadline is January 18, 2022.

The Rained Agriculture Innovation Network - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

This program is designed to provide future engineers and scientists with the skills and perspective necessary to address some of the world’s future food and fiber needs. Ten selected students each year will be paired with a faculty advisor and a graduate student mentor at the team institutions. The students will perform research on adaptive management, attend seminars on topics related to sustainability and professional development, and work on a project related to water-limited crop and animal production systems. Summer 2022 REU research projects are listed here.

Participants will receive:

  • $9000 stipend (inclusive of travel and room and board), paid in several installments over the summer
  • Hands-on research experience in a transdisciplinary team
  • Mentorship by a RAIN team faculty member


  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants should have a 2.5 or greater undergraduate GPA.
  • Graduating seniors are not eligible for the program.

Additional Required Materials:

  • Attached to application
    • Unofficial transcripts from your university coursework
    • A one page resume of academic and working experience
  • A letter of reference or recommendation (Emailed to with the subject "REU Reference for FIRSTNAME LASTNAME" )