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REU Sites: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

APPLICATIONS: Students must contact the individual sites for application information and materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants.

ELIGIBILITY: Individual sites may have specific eligibility requirements (e.g., number of undergraduate years completed) for applicants in addition to those described here. Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled and students who have already received their bachelor's degrees generally are not eligible.

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REU Sites
Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Tucson, Arizona
Primary: Karen Schollmeyer
(520) 882-6946
New York, New York
Primary: Charles Scherbaum
(646) 312-3807
Secondary: Daniele Artistico
Research Topics/Keywords: Psychology, Data analysis, Research
REU Site: Training in Basic and Applied Psychological ScienceAbstract of Award
Bloomington, Indiana
Primary: Laura Hurley
Secondary: CISAB
(812) 855-9663
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, animal behavior, psychology, anthropology, genetics, neuroscience
Comments: Point of contact: CISAB (812) 855-9663
REU Site in Animal Behavior: mechanisms, cognition, and evolutionAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Ethics and Values Studies
Charlotte, North Carolina
Primary: Philip Otienoburu
(704) 378-1150
Research Topics/Keywords: Social Inequalities, Issues of Access, Social Entrepreneurship, Public Humanities, Public Outreach
Collaborative REU Site: Examing the Intersection of Food, Housing and HealthcareAbstract of Award
Greenvale, New York
Primary: IsabelleBarriere
Research Topics/Keywords: Linguistics, Language, Culture, Research Ethics, Speech-Language-Communication-Hearing Sciences
REU Site: The Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and CultureAbstract of Award
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Primary: Neil Harvey
Research Topics/Keywords: immigration policy, scientific and societal benefits, social science research methods for US Mexico border issues, Community Based Participatory Research
REU Site: Collaborative Research: Undergraduate Research in Immigration PolicyAbstract of Award
Northern Arizona University
NSF Summer REU Program on Psychological Sciences
Psychological Sciences
Flagstaff, Arizona
Primary: Chad Woodruff
Research Topics/Keywords: Undergraduate Research into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion, Research Internship in Hojooba' bee la' hooniil
NSF Summer REU Program on Psychological SciencesAbstract of Award
Northern Kentucky University
REU Site: The Parker Academy: Investigating the Intersection of Freedom, Social Justice, Archaeology, History, and Geography
Newport, Kentucky
Primary: William Landon
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
Research Topics/Keywords: Research and Language Communications, Ethics of Human Subjects Research, Language Sciences, Linguistics, Speech-Language Pathology
NSF REU Site: The Science of Language and the Language of ScienceAbstract of Award
Athens, Ohio
Primary: Frances Wymbs
Research Topics/Keywords: psychology, social work, biology, pre-med, hypothesis formulation, integration and analysis of scientific literature, research design, data collection, data analysis
NSF REU Site: Treatment-Related Research for Youth with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral ProblemsAbstract of Award
Rochester, New York
Primary: Brian Tomaszewski
Secondary: David Schwartz
Research Topics/Keywords: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), disaster resilience, spatial thinking, disaster management, Information Technology (IT), game development, social science
REU Site: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Resilience Spatial ThinkingAbstract of Award
Smithsonian Institution
REU Site: Natural History Research Experiences
National Museum of Natural History(NMNH)
Washington, DC, District Of Columbia
Primary: Virginia Power
(202) 633-1055
Research Topics/Keywords: Ocean Science, Meteoritics, Volcanology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Paleobiology, Conservation, Biodiversity, Systematics, Genomics, Anthropology, Archeology, Ethnology, Botany, Entomology, Zoology
REU Site: Natural History Research ExperiencesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
NSF REU Site: Exploring Evidence of the Anthropocene
Edwardsville, Illinois
Primary: Carol Colaninno
Research Topics/Keywords: Archaeology, Ecology, Interdisciplinary Research, Anthropocene
NSF REU Site: Exploring Evidence of the AnthropoceneAbstract of Award
Stanford, California
Primary: Michael Frank
Research Topics/Keywords: cognitive science, social computing, assistive technologies, psychology, linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence
REU Site: Language, Cognition and ComputationAbstract of Award
Syracuse, New York
Primary: Brooks Gump
New York
Primary: Brooks Gump
Research Topics/Keywords: Trauma-related research, Scientific and societal benefits, PTSD treatment and prevention, Veteran participation
Collaborative Research: REU: Training Diverse Undergraduate Teams of Veterans and Non-Veterans to Conduct Trauma Research with VeteransAbstract of Award
College Station, Texas
Primary: Mary Campbell
Research Topics/Keywords: Health disparities, Residential segregation, Education disparities, Disparities in housing and neighborhoods, Disparities in criminal justice outcomes
NSF REU Site: Research Institute in Sociology and Social InequalityAbstract of Award
San Marcos, Texas
Primary: Dr. Todd Ahlman
(512) 245-2724
Secondary: Dr. Ashley McKeown
(512) 245-4964
Research Topics/Keywords: Anthropological and Forensic Archaeology, Human Skeletal Biology
NSF REU Site: Exploring Globalization Through ArchaeologyAbstract of Award
Santa Barbara, California
Primary: Anne Charity-Hudley
Secondary: Mary Bucholtz
Research Topics/Keywords: Linguistic Sciences, Minority-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Role of Language in Social Mobility, Sociology
NSF REU Site: Increasing Diversity In the Linguistic Sciences Through Research on Language and Social MobilityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Orlando, Florida
Primary: Dr. Timothy Hawthorne
Research Topics/Keywords: Geographic Information Systems, GIS, Citizen Science, geospatial technologies, geography, geosciences, sociology, education, community development, public health, land use planning
NSF REU Site: Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community Geographic Information Systems and Citizen Science in Orlando and BelizeAbstract of Award
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Kirk Dombrowski
Research Topics/Keywords: Health Disparities, minority health, social network analysis
NSF REU Site: Social Network Analysis for Solving Minority Health DisparitiesAbstract of Award
Reno, Nevada
Primary: Michael Collopy
Research Topics/Keywords: climate change, water resources, water quality, socioeconomic research, environmental research, watersheds
REU Site: The Value of Snow: Summer Research Experiences in Natural Resource Issues in the Sierra Nevada Great Basin RegionAbstract of Award
Charlotte, North Carolina
Primary: Michael Turner
Research Topics/Keywords: analytics,innovative research,interdisciplinary research, data-mining,quantitative modeling, machine learning, crime mapping,quantitative modeling,data visualization
REU Site: UNCC Crime Analytics - Research Experiences for UndergraduatesAbstract of Award
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Paul Brenner
Research Topics/Keywords: Advanced computational applications, Computational social science research, Cyberinfrastructure Tools, personality analysis (psychology), interpersonal networks (sociology), family savings (economics)
NSF REU Site: Computational Social ScienceAbstract of Award
Mobile, Alabama
Primary: Lesley Gregoricka
Secondary: Jaime Ullinger
Research Topics/Keywords: bioarchaeological research, ancient human skeletal remains, data collection, analysis, public outreach, publication
REU Site: Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Social SystemsAbstract of Award
Primary: Jennifer Collins
(570) 594-1932
Research Topics/Keywords: Weather,Climate,Society,Interdisciplinary,REU
Weather, Climate and Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach Integrating Physical and Social SciencesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
University of Texas at Austin
REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Race, Ethnicity and Family Demography
Austin, Texas
Primary: Shannon Cavanagh
Secondary: Cynthia Osborne
Research Topics/Keywords: race, ethnicity, family demography
REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Race, Ethnicity and Family DemographyAbstract of Award
Tacoma, Washington
Primary: Jim Thatcher
Secondary: Courtney Thatcher
Research Topics/Keywords: spatial models, electoral districting, cutting-edge computational and mathematical techniques training
REU Site: Spatial Models and Electoral DistrictingAbstract of Award
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Primary: Nels Paulson
Research Topics/Keywords: Water, Phosphorus, Sustainability, Sociology, Economics, Microbiology, Geology, Anthropology, Mathematics, Communications
REU Site: Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability (LAKES)Abstract of Award
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Primary: David Ferguson
Research Topics/Keywords: Phosphorous Pollution, Phosphorous Remediation Strategies, Sedimentology, Environmental Sustainability, Economic Impacts, Quantitative System Modeling
REU Site: RUI: Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability (LAKES)Abstract of Award
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