Proposals due Aug 18: become a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program site

Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in order to establish a program site where undergraduates conduct research during the summer.

The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects 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 on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.

Undergraduate student participants in the REU program must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Instead, they apply directly to REU sites, and should consult the directory of active REU sites on the web at:

For more information about this proposal, visit the following website:

For additional questions, contact Kenneth H. Shapiro, CALS Associate Dean of International Programs, at or 2-1271.