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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement Announcement

CISE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement processing for fiscal year 2013 will occur later in the cycle than it has in previous years. We anticipate supporting these requests at similar levels and in similar numbers as in previous years. CISE will provide more information regarding this funding opportunity no later than March 1, 2013. The target date for receiving REU Supplement requests will be moved to April 1 rather than March 1.

For single investigator projects, CISE REU supplemental funding requests should typically be for no more than two students per year. Research teams funded through multi-investigator projects may request support for a larger number of students, commensurate with the size and nature of their projects. For example, for projects involving four principal investigators, REU supplemental funding support is typically requested for about four undergraduates per year.

In these trying economic times, REU stipend support is one way to retain talented students in undergraduate education, while providing meaningful research experiences. The participation of students from groups underrepresented in computing - underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities - is strongly encouraged. Other factors influencing the funding decision include the status of the project and the number of REU requests submitted by any one principal investigator across all of her/his CISE grants.