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CMMI Guidelines for REU Supplements


November 2, 2018

CMMI participates in the support of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplements as outlined in NSF 13-542 with the following conditions specific to CMMI: 

  • REU supplement proposals submitted to CMMI programs are accepted only between October 1 and March 31 each fiscal year and should be submitted at least three months before the desired start of the proposed activity.
  • CMMI provides support for one REU student per active award in an amount up to $8,000, with the exception that an additional $8,000 in support may be provided for a second student if that student is a pre-selected woman, minority or disabled student.
  • If the REU student is pre-selected, the student's CV must be provided as a Supplementary Document. If the REU student is not pre-selected, the recruitment process and selection criteria must be outlined.
  • The $8,000 usually covers the student's stipend, but a small portion of the funds can be used for other related purposes, for example, student travel to a conference. All student costs should be entered as Participant Support Costs on the budget. Note that indirect costs (F&A) are not allowed on participant support costs in REU Supplement budgets.
  • Requests for REU supplements must be made on an annual basis, and expiring awards may not receive a no-cost extension only to enable the principal investigator to submit an REU supplement request.  

CMMI does not accept proposals for REU sites.

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