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NSF REU

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Undergraduate research opportunities in the sciences, engineering disciplines, computer science and IT, psychology, social sciences, STEM education and economics


NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program.

REU recipients spend 6-8 weeks working on a research project with faculty and other researchers at an REU site.  Reseach areas include the sciences, engineering disciplines, computer science and IT, psychology, social sciences, STEM education and economics. The summer program may also include professional development activities and social events.

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. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

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

Students may apply to more than one site. 

UNH students interested in the program should contact Dr. Nancy Ortins Savage for more information (nsavage@newhaven.edu).

For more information, please visit the NSF REU website.

  1. Faculty Representative

    Dr. Nancy Ortins Savage 
    Associate Professor and Chemistry Program Coordinator
    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    203.932.7154