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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Competition Details

NSF REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

Goes By: NSF REUs

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

These programs offer students the chance to complete research in a range of STEM fields at campuses across the US over the summer.

The NSF funds REUs across the U.S. Students apply to each program individually. This link is to the list of options, updated annually by NSF.

Most opportunities are in the STEM fields, but there are a handful of Social Science programs available.

Be sure to read through eligibility and preferences for each program of interest. Some are geared towards students with little to no research experience, others are looking for students with relevant background work.

Deadlines vary by program, but typically are in December-February.

Hear more about this fellowship by checking out our podcast, Engage in the Process!

Award Value

Varies, but typically includes travel, room and board, as well as stipend.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: May 7, 2024

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