Opportunities to Fund Undergraduate Research

Individual Faculty Grants

Please consider adding requests for funding in your grants to support stipends for undergraduates or cover travel for undergraduates to present their research at conferences. This can be accomplished through REU or undergraduate diversity research supplements for an NSF or NIH research grants, respectively

Please consider adding requests for funding in your grants to support stipends for undergraduates or cover travel for undergraduates to present their research at conferences. This can be accomplished through REU or undergraduate diversity research supplements for an NSF or NIH research grants, respectively

  • NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-322.html
    • As part of this supplement program, undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in or desire to pursue research training in health-related sciences, may participate in a research project during the summer months and/or the academic year. This experience is separate from any requirement of the regular academic program. The student may be affiliated with either the applicant institution or another academic institution. Any eligible undergraduate student interested in health-related research is encouraged to participate in this program.

  • NSF REU for Faculty: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/faculty.jsp
    • Investigators with an active NSF research award may request an REU Supplement through the Supplemental Funding Request module in FastLane; or investigators preparing a research proposal may include an REU Supplement request as a component of the proposal. Both methods are described in the solicitation. An REU Supplement request is handled by the NSF program officer for the underlying research grant, and investigators should contact that program officer before submitting the request.

NSF-REU

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 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 http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm.

HHMI Programs for Universities:

HHMI awards four-year grants to research institutions to support science education at the undergraduate and pre-K to 12th-grade levels.