Last week, National Science Foundation announced this year’s call for
proposals for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
program. In this program NSF funds activities at institutions that
engage and encourage undergraduates in hands-on research projects. REU
Sites, as these activities are called, can focus on one discipline or
cross multiple disciplines. Interested students should apply directly
to the REU Sites–a list of REU Sites is on the NSF Web site–not NSF itself.
second part of the REU program, called REU Supplements, provides funds
for undergraduate researchers to participate in current NSF funded
projects. Students participating in either REU Sites or Supplements
must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. GrantsNet has an overview of the announcement, while the NSF Web site has the full text.