Do you enjoy providing meaningful research experiences for undergraduates? Do you want to enhance your graduate recruitment efforts and diversify your applicant pool through training the next generations of scholars? The National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program might be for you.  

Current REU PIs will participate in an informational session on these awards on Friday, November 15 at 10-11am in 2520-D University Capitol Centre.

Panelists will highlight their experiences developing REU grant proposals, implementing the programs, and the lessons learned from these experiences. In addition, representatives from the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates and the Research Development Office will discuss campus assistance available for REU proposals and programs.

What is the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program?

The REU programs aim to engage a diverse pool of undergraduates in paid summer research experiences. There are two mechanisms for funding.  The primary route is independent proposals that bring a small collection of students (10-12) together to conduct guided research in a single area of study.  This could be tied to a specific department or a field of study cutting across departments or colleges.  The other route is as a supplement to a new or current NSF funded research project. 

Session Presenters

The current session will focus on the independent proposal funding mechanism.  The following individuals will take part:


Registration is requested at

Sponsored by:
Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates and the Research Development Office