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Thank you for your interest in nominating a REU undergraduate student researcher for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium (REUS).  This symposium is an opportunity to have a student, or group of students working on collaborative research, present their research in poster format to NSF program officers, fellow REU students, and faculty mentors and PIs from other REU sites.  The symposium will also feature a keynote speaker and professional development sessions.

Student Eligibility:

  • Participated in an NSF REU Site Program during the 2017 Summer (or prior academic year)
  • Are a current undergraduate during the 2017 Fall Semester
  • Completed a research project and will be available to present a poster at the REUS at the end of October in Arlington, VA
  • Nominated by the REU Site Principal Investigator

Nominator Information:

  • Nomination of a student (or a team of students) must be completed online by the NSF REU Site Principal Investigator
  • The nominator need not have served as the student’s REU project mentor but should secure approval from the student’s REU mentor before submitting a nomination.
  • The nominator need not attend the Symposium (but are encouraged to do so!). The student’s faculty research mentor is also are invited to attend.
  • If the student is selected, the nominator is responsible for securing funds for the student’s expenses (travel, registration, lodging).
  • Only one nomination per NSF REU Site is permitted.
  • Nominations of students supported through other NSF programs or other funding are not permitted for this Symposium (please consider encouraging students to apply for NCUR).

Before begining the form, we recommend gathering the necessary information in a word processing file.

Be sure to save your form often, so no information is lost.


Nominations Due:  August 31, 2017

Students Notified of Selection: September 20, 2017

REUS dates: October 22-23, 2017, Arlington, VA

If you have questions regarding this nomination form, please contact Lindsey Thomas at lthomas@cur.org or 202-783-4810 x210. 

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