Funding Opportunities: Notice of Grants, Awards & Scholarships Duke University
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This information is compiled and published solely as an informational service to Duke researchers, scholars, and staff.

National Science Foundation - Chemistry Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Synopsis:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) accepts application for the Chemistry Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. 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 NSF Division of Chemistry funds about 20-25 REU Sites a year (depending on the availability of funds) as part of the NSF-wide REU activity. Projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

The REU program 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 on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas.
  2. REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.

Undergraduate student participants in either Sites or Supplements must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

Students may not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm.

For more detailed information on the NSF-wide REU program, please see the REU program solicitation:  NSF 09-598.

Deadlines:

Two due dates are listed for REU Site proposals each year. The June deadline applies only to REU Site proposals that require access to Antarctica, which must be submitted to one of the Antarctic Sciences Division (ANT) research programs in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP). The fall deadline (which is October 22 in 2009, and the fourth Wednesday in August in 2010 and beyond) applies to all other REU Site proposals.

  • Deadline: Aug. 24, 2011 (REU Site proposals).
  • Deadline for REU Site proposals to the Antarctic Program: Jun. 4, 2010; First Friday in June, Annually thereafter
  • Deadline for REU Supplement requests: Varies with the research program. Contact the cognizant program officer for the award or proposal that would be supplemented.

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency's website:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503210

Disciplinary Category:
Curriculum Development; Environmental & Life Sciences; Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Award Amount:

An REU activity may be funded as a standard or continuing grant (for REU Sites), as a supplement to an existing award, or as a component of a new or renewal grant or cooperative agreement. REU Sites and Supplements are funded by various disciplinary and education research programs throughout NSF, and the number of awards made varies across the Foundation from year to year, as does the amount of funds invested.

In FY2008, NSF anticipates investing approximately $57 million (pending availability of funds) in approximately 150 new Site awards and 1,600 new Supplement awards. REU Site awards have durations of one to five years, with a three-year duration being typical in most NSF directorates. The term of REU Supplements may not exceed that of the underlying research project.

A grantee may pay stipends as either scholarships or wages, as it determines appropriate. In either case, funding received by individuals may be taxable income under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and may also be subject to state or local taxes. Please consult the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for additional information. Students might find the IRS's "Tax Information for Students" Website (http://www.irs.gov/individuals/students/) to be particularly helpful.


Numerical value: No fixed limit

Deadlines:
External Deadline: 8/24/2011

Note: For Duke researchers, scholars, and staff.
Duke University is served by two pre-award offices. The Office of Research Support assists Campus Schools and Centers. The Office of Research Administration supports the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing in Duke University Medical Center.
The Office of Research Administration -
For School of Medicine and School of Nursing
The Office of Research Support -
For Campus Schools and Centers
The Office of Research Administration must review all Duke University Medical Center applications for the School of Medicine and School of Nursing prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORA offices seven (7) business days in advance of the sponsor deadline. The Office of Research Support must review all Duke University applications for Campus Schools and Centers prior to submission to the sponsor. Business proposals are due at the ORS offices five (5) business days in advance of sponsor the deadline.
The Office of Research Administration
Duke University Medical Center
Suite 802, Erwin Square
2200 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919.684.5175
Web: research.som.duke.edu
Email: gcmail@mc.duke.edu
The Office of Research Support
Duke University
Suite 710 Erwin Square
2200 West. Main Street
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919.684.3030
Web: www.ors.duke.edu
Email: fundopps@duke.edu

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Last updated 5/25/2011