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NSF REU Research Funding Information

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students and supports active research participation by undergraduates 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.  This type of summer experience is important if you plan to pursue graduate studies.  It can greatly strengthen your resume.

Each student accepted in an REU program is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends to cover living expenses and, in many cases, are provided assistance with housing and travel. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

By using NSF’s web page, Search for an REU Site, you can find opportunities across the U.S., in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you can search by keywords to identify sites by a particular research topic or with certain features, such as a particular location.

For information and application materials, contact the individual funded sites. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

If you are interested in applying to an active REU site within SUNY, please review the information and links below. We’ve included an REU site from NY Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center as well. 

InstitutionSite NameResearch Topics/Keywords
University at BuffaloEnvironmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution PreventionEnvironmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Sustainability, Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution, Water Pollution
University at BuffaloREU site: Data-driven Materials DesignMaterials Research, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Materials Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Broadening Undergraduate Research Participation in Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook UniversityPhysics, Astronomy, Experiment, Theory, Computational Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Accelerator, Nuclear, High Energy Physics, AMO, Theoretical Cosmology and the Laser Teaching Center.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site: Data + Computing = DiscoveryComputational and Data Science, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Neurobiology, Chemistry, Physics, Digital Arts, Linguistics.
Stony Brook UniversityREU Site:  Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the EnvironmentNanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
SUNY College at OswegoCollaborative Research: REU Site: Training Diverse Undergraduate Teams of Veterans and non-Veterans to Conduct Trauma Research with VeteransPublic Health Trauma Research
NY Department of Health, Wadsworth CenterREU Site: Networked Projects in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Wadsworth CenterBiosciences, collaborative research, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, computational biology, bioinformatics

NSF REU Site Areas

 Good luck, and please let us know if you have any questions.