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. The new REU program solicitation has been published: http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf04584. The most significant change is the new deadline for REU Sites proposals which is Tuesday, August 17, 2004. For additional information please see the website at http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/start.htm or feel free to contact Michelle Costanzo (703-292-7323) or Bonney Sheahan (703-292-7291) with your questions.
The NSF Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology program – www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sdest – supports research on ethical and value dimensions in the interactions of science, technology and society, and research on policy, science and technology. It would like to encourage faculty who do research in these areas to consider submitting a proposal to the REU program for a summer REU site project. REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct undergraduate research participation projects for a number of students. The projects may be based in a single discipline or academic department or be based on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a strong intellectual focus. Undergraduate student participants in Sites must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. REU Sites are encouraged to involve students in research who might not otherwise have the opportunity, particularly those from institutions where research programs are limited. Thus, a significant fraction of the student participants should come from outside the host institution.