Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects

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specifically designed for the REU program.

This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research:
(1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research.

REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme.

Proposals with an international dimension are welcome.

(2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U. S. citizens, U. S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities.

Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements.

To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at
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Estimated Funding: $68,400,000

Who's Eligible

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*Who May Serve as PI: For REU Site proposals, a single individual maybe designated as the Principal Investigator.

This individual will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the award.

However, one additional person may be designated as Co-Principal Investigator if developing and operating the REU Site would involve such shared responsibility.

Other anticipated research supervisors should be listed as Non-Co-PI Senior Personnel.

After a proposal is awarded,some NSF units may allow the addition of more Co-PIs if an exceptional case can be made for why the management of the REU Site must be distributed.

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