CMMI guidelines for REU supplements

May 13, 2021

CMMI participates in the support of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplements as outlined in NSF 19-582 with the following conditions specific to CMMI: 

  • REU supplement proposals submitted to CMMI programs are accepted only between October 1 and May 1 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. Additional funding may be available for a second student. REU projects offer an opportunity to tap the Nation’s diverse student talent pool and broaden participation in science and engineering. REU projects are strongly encouraged to involve students who are members of underrepresented groups as well as veteran and first-generation college students.
  • 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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