Travel Funds for REU Students

REU students may receive up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement to attend and present their research at a scientific meeting. Additional funds may be available on a case-by- case basis.

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BIO REU Leadership Committee Members Receive 2015 Presidential Awards

Two BIO REU Leadership Committee Members Receive 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM): John Matsui, University of California, Berkeley, and Julio Soto, San Jose State University


IBP Webinar: "Paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates"

IBP Webinar: "Paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates"

November 19th, 7pm Eastern

- What is summer research and how does it work?
- The benefits of a summer research experience
- How to find a summer research program
- Tips on applying

To register, please visit:

Closed captioning for the hearing impaired is available for all attendees!

For more information, contact:

Chris Cash,Director of Student Assistance Programs
Institute for Broadening Participation

Just-in-Time Review System

We are delighted to announce a new resource available to BIO REU students! The Just-in-Time review system provides REU students quick turn around review, by graduate students, of their research abstracts, papers, poster presentations and other materials associated with their research. By providing another "set of eyes" the Just-in-Time review system gives not only editorial and content feedback to REU students but also provides real-time chat sessions for REU students to discuss their review with the graduate assistant.

One-stop research ethics shop is open for business

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) has emerged as the latest catchphrase to burden US researchers who are already up to their ears in funding agency bureaucracy. Now a $1.5 million initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is promising to help them out. The Ethics CORE web site has had a soft launch over the past year, quietly building up to 1638 registered users on a beta version of its web site, but sent out an official launch announcement late on 20 September.

2012 BIO REU Common Assessment Tool Instructions

The 2012 BIO REU Common Assessment Tool Instructions have been posted in the Assessment and Evaluation page.

2012 BIO REU Workshop Registration Open

Registration for the 2012 BIO REU Workshop is now open.

Visit the meetings section of this website for more information on workshop registration, hotel, abstract submission, and more.

Save the Date - 2012 PI Workshop

2012 PI Workshop - Save the Date - April 12-14, Rosslyn VA Holiday Inn

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Please share information about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) with your REU students. REU students are often competitive for this award because of the independent research they conduct at the undergraduate level and their strong interest in pursuing graduate studies. The GRFP provides 3 years of Fellowship support to our nation’s best future scientists and engineers who seek research-based masters or PhD degrees in the science and engineering fields supported by NSF.

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