Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF 05-592)
Supplements and Sites
research participation by undergraduate students
1700 to 1800 awards
are to be awarded. This estimate includes
approximately 150 new Site awards and 1,600 new Supplement awards each
Approximately $33,000,000 will be available in FY2006. This estimate
both Sites and Supplements, pending availability of funds.
REU Sites --
September 7, 2005; August 17, 2006
REU Supplements -- Varies with the research program
The goal of the REU
program is to provide appropriate and valuable educational
experiences for undergraduate students through research participation.
projects feature high quality interaction of students with faculty
research mentors and access to appropriate facilities and professional
development opportunities. Projects may be carried out during the
months, during the academic year, or both. NSF is particularly
increasing participation in research of women, underrepresented
persons with disabilities. Undergraduate student participants supported
funds in either Supplements or Sites must be US citizens or permanent
REU Supplements may
be included in proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or
cooperative agreements or as supplements to an existing NSF award.
is provided for one or two undergraduate students; however,
Centers or large research efforts may request support for a number of
commensurate with the size and nature of the project. Exceptions may
made for training additional qualified students who are members of
underrepresented groups. For guidance concerning REU Supplements,
with the NSF Program Director of the particular research program.
REU Sites are based
on independent proposals to initiate and conduct
undergraduate research participation projects for a number of students.
REU Sites projects
must have a well-defined common focus that enables a cohort
experience for students. Projects may be based in a single discipline
academic department or be based on interdisciplinary or
multi-departmentresearch opportunities with a strong intellectual
focus. REU Sites are>encouraged to involve students in research
who might not otherwise have the
opportunity, particularly those from institutions where research
limited. As a result, a significant fraction of the student
come from outside the host institution.