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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
Research Topics/Keywords: Anthropology, Archaeology
REU Site: Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field SchoolAbstract of Award
California State University, Long Beach
Tracking Land Change (TLC) at River Ridge Ranch, California
Long Beach, California
Primary: Paul Laris
(562) 234-6651
Secondary: Scott Winslow
Research Topics/Keywords: Conservation, Restoration Ecology, Geospatial Technology, Remote Sensing, Conservation Drones, Carbon Sequestration, Working Lands, Oak Woodlands, Grasslands, California, Sequoia National Forest
Comments: We currently have a template posted on the web-site, but are in the process of revising it. Our first cohort will not be until May of 2022 and recruiting will begin in fall of 2021.
Tracking Land Change (TLC) at River Ridge Ranch, CaliforniaAbstract of Award
New York, New York
Primary: Luo Cassie Xu
(646) 884-0156
Secondary: Joshua Fisher
(212) 854-6851
Research Topics/Keywords: data science, science communication, climate impacts and inequities, sustainability
REU Site: Beyond Basic Science – Connecting Climate to CommunitiesAbstract of Award
New York, New York
Primary: Charles Scherbaum
(646) 312-3807
Secondary: Daniele Artistico
Research Topics/Keywords: Psychology, Data analysis, Research, Applied Psychological Science
REU Site: Training in Basic and Applied Psychological ScienceAbstract of Award
New York
Primary: Laura Rabin
(718) 951-5622
North Carolina
Primary: Joseph Ewoodzie
(704) 894-3094
North Carolina
Primary: Makeba Wilbourn
(919) 660-5795
Research Topics/Keywords: Psychology and Neuroscience
REU Site: Lifespan Approaches to Diverse Psychological ScienceAbstract of Award
District Of Columbia
Primary: David Braun
(908) 251-4523
Indiana University
REU Site: Animal Behavior in Context
Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior
Bloomington, Indiana
Primary: Laura Hurley
(812) 856-1991
Secondary: Cara Wellman
(812) 855-4922
Research Topics/Keywords: biosciences, behavior, neuroscience, ecology. endocrinology, genomics
Comments: Coordinator: Linda Summers/812.855.9663
REU Site: Animal Behavior in ContextAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Ethics and Values Studies
Charlotte, North Carolina
Primary: Ronda Bibbs
(704) 378-1006
language science, linguistics, cognition, science museum, public outreach
The Language of Science and the Science of Language
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: Nikole Patson
(740) 725-6244
Secondary: Laura Wagner
Research Topics/Keywords: language science, linguistics, cognition, science museum, public outreach
The Language of Science and the Science of LanguageAbstract of Award
New Mexico State University and University of Texas-El Paso
Collaborative Site Program on Immigration Policy and US-Mexico Border Communities
Department of Government, New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Primary: Dr. Neil Harvey
(575) 646-4935
Secondary: Dr. Jeremy Slack
(915) 747-6530
Research Topics/Keywords: immigration policy; US-Mexico border policy; social science research methods; community-based participatory research; asylum
Collaborative Site Program on Immigration Policy and US-Mexico Border CommunitiesAbstract of Award
Athens, Ohio
Primary: Dr. Frances Wymbs
(716) 983-9485
Secondary: Dr. Brian Wymbs
(716) 697-0811
Research Topics/Keywords: treatment-related research; social, emotional, and behavior problems; children
Comments: Here is the abstract that we submitted as our project summary. We'd love for it to be displayed on the Directory of REU Sites, or we are happy to revise what we had before in 2017-2020. New abstract is below: Intellectual Merit. The proposed REU site is a well-structured program for a cohort of nine students each year who are interested in treatment-related research for children with social
REU Site: Treatment-Related Research for Children with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral ProblemsAbstract of Award
Primary: Yusuke Yamani
(757) 683-4293
Primary: Asher Rosinger
(814) 865-5220
Regents of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
NSF REU Site: Michigan Summer Program in Cognition and Early Development
Department of Psychology
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Felix Warneken
(734) 647-2663
Secondary: Ioulia Kovelman
(734) 764-7247
Research Topics/Keywords: Child Psychology, Cognition, Language, Theory-of-Mind, Neuroscience
NSF REU Site: Michigan Summer Program in Cognition and Early DevelopmentAbstract 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
Primary: A. Nayena Blankson
(404) 270-5658
New York
Primary: Karen Wolford
(315) 312-4013
College Station, Texas
Primary: Mary Campbell
(979) 845-6549
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
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The Scope and Consequences of Hate Crime Victimization in the South
School of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Little Rock, Arkansas
Primary: Tusty ten Bensel
(501) 916-6637
Secondary: Robert Lytle
(501) 961-6634
Research Topics/Keywords: Hate crime; victimization; qualitative research; survey research; criminal justice; criminology
The Scope and Consequences of Hate Crime Victimization in the SouthAbstract of Award
Santa Barbara, California
Primary: Anne Charity-Hudley
(804) 304-3493
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
Memphis, Tennessee
Primary: Helen J. K. Sable, PhD
(901) 678-4343
Secondary: Deranda B. Lester, PhD
(901) 678-4213
Research Topics/Keywords: neuroscience, voltammetry, electrophysiology, optogenetics, behavior, emotional regulation, addiction, executive function
REU Site: Memphis Neuroscience Techniques and Research Training Program for Undergraduates (NeuroSTART)Abstract of Award
Primary: Stephen Engel
(612) 625-5571
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
REU Site: Community-Engaged Research for Advancing Health Equity
Department of Psychology, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Minority Health Disparities Initiative
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Arthur "Trey" Andrews
(402) 472-7008
Research Topics/Keywords: Health equity; health disparities; community-engaged
REU Site: Community-Engaged Research for Advancing Health EquityAbstract of Award
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Digital Legal Research Lab
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Dr. Katrina Jagodinsky
(402) 472-2414
Research Topics/Keywords: Law and Science; Legal Mobilization; Legal Data Encoding and Analysis; History; Political Science
Digital Legal Research LabAbstract of Award
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
REU Site: Data Science and Crime Analytics
North Carolina
Primary: Michael Turner
(704) 687-1888
Research Topics/Keywords: Data Science and Crime Analytics
REU Site: Data Science and Crime AnalyticsAbstract of Award
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Paul Brenner
(574) 631-7432
Research Topics/Keywords: Advanced computational applications, Computational social science research, Cyberinfrastructure Tools, personality analysis (psychology), interpersonal networks (sociology)
NSF REU Site: Computational Social ScienceAbstract of Award
Eugene, Oregon
Primary: Gabriela Perez Baez
(347) 232-2191
Secondary: Melissa Baese-Berk
Research Topics/Keywords: linguistics, fieldwork, language revitalization, experimental linguistics, speech perception and production, academic development, career in STEM, community engagement
Comments: Alternative title of REU Site: Increasing American Indian/Alaska Native Perspectives in Field and Experimental Linguistics
REU Sites: Increasing Native American Perspectives in Field and Experimental LinguisticsAbstract of Award
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Primary: Florian Schwarz
(215) 898-8183
Secondary: Joseph Kable
(215) 573-1111
Research Topics/Keywords: mind, brain, behavior, biology, neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computer science
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Abstract of Award
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