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Funding for Research

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

  • supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • involve students in ongoing research programs or in research projects specially designed for the purpose.

An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

Search of REU sites: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm

NSF Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)

  • Create learning materials and strategies
  • Implement new instructional strategies
  • Develop faculty expertise
  • Assess and evaluate student achievement
  • Conduct research on Undergraduate STEM Education

NSF STEM Scholarships

Provides scholarships for academically talented but financially needy students with STEM research

Deadline August 2009

STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

  • Supports Undergraduate Research¬† & Bridge Programs
  • Student Financial Incentives