Online Submission Form: 2022 OK NSF EPSCoR Research Experience for Undergraduates

Summer 2022 Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
Online Proposal Submission Form

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  WED., NOVEMBER 17, 2021 (11:59 PM)
 

OKLAHOMA NSF EPSCoR REU awards provide opportunities for undergraduate students from regional universities and colleges across the state to perform research in collaboration with Oklahoma’s comprehensive research campuses (OU, OSU, TU, NRI) during the summer months. The goal of the program is to enhance pursuit of graduate degrees by students at regional undergraduate institutions and strengthen network collaborations across all higher education institutions in Oklahoma. Students benefit from hands-on research experiences in STEM fields and one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors. A 2019 Council on Undergraduate Research study found that students who perform research as undergrads are more than 30% more likely to graduate than their peers and as much as 48% more likely to pursue STEM-related doctoral degrees. Proposals will be awarded via a competitive review process based on proposal integrity and the engagement of a diversity of students from regional institutions.

Access the solicitation 

TYPES OF RESEARCH FUNDED

Proposals in all areas of STEM research (excluding medical) may be submitted. However, award preference will be given to proposals that address S3OK RESEARCH topics, i.e. understanding subseasonal to seasonal weather, improving water reuse technologies, understanding terrestrial carbon and water dynamics, and improving water/energy/transportation infrastructure resiliency, and understanding the social dynamics related to these focus areas. Medical research does not qualify for funding. Current NSF REU funding is NOT required.

BUDGET

  • Maximum allowable budget is $5,000
  • No IDC allowed
  • Budget must be used for the benefit of the student’s research (i.e., student stipend, total lab supplies, travel, etc.)
  • No more than 5 REUs are expected to be awarded
  • Medical research does not qualify for funding

WHO CAN APPLY

Key goals of the OK NSF EPSCoR REU program are to enhance inter-university collaboration and to increase students’ pursuit of graduate degrees. To that end, the proposal must interface between a regional college/university and a research-intensive institution. This may be accomplished in one of two ways:

  1. A regional university student is hosted by a research-intensive campus faculty researcher (serving as PI)
  2. A regional university student is hosted by a regional university faculty member from that same institution (serving as PI), with collaboration taking place with a faculty researcher from a research-intensive institution

If both the PI and the student are from a regional university, it will be at the PI’s discretion what form and level of interface with the research-intensive institution are included in the proposal; consideration of enhancing inter-university collaboration and the student’s pursuit of a higher degree should be considered. In this instance, a letter of commitment and CV from the participating research-intensive institution faculty member should be included with the proposal, in addition to the PI’s documents.

Applications must be submitted by a university faculty member or grant's office staff; students may not submit proposals. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Researchers from Oklahoma colleges and universities may apply to host an REU per the instructions below. 

Important: Applications must be approved prior to submission by the appropriate grants office (i.e. the office processing the award if funded).

The following items must be uploaded and submitted online with your proposal package:

  1. Brief description of the research project (2 pages max.)
  2. Budget summary (i.e., student stipend, total lab supplies, travel, etc.; no IDC allowed)
  3. Faculty mentor's biographical sketch or CV (2 pages max.)

 

TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL:
> Have your proposal reviewed/approved by the appropriate grants office, then
> Complete all form fields below, including
> Uploading all required documents (see items 1-3 above) 
> Click "submit" at the bottom of the page

Questions? Email Gina Miller at gmiller@okepscor.org or call 405-744-9964.
 

ALL MATERIALS AND FIELDS IDENTIFIED BELOW ARE REQUIRED
All proposal elements must be provided via this form at the time of submission; all form fields below are required. Please note: This form cannot be saved and must be submitted once started. Submitters are encouraged to ensure all fields have been completed prior to clicking the "submit" button. Your uploaded files will be removed if any fields are missing and you will have to upload them again when inputting the missing information.

PROJECT INFORMATION
REQUIRED FILE UPLOADS

Instructions: Submit a brief description of the proposed research project; 2 pages maximum, PDF or MS Word files only.

Instructions: Upload your proposed budget summary (i.e. student stipend, total lab supplies, etc.; IDC IS NOT ALLOWED)

Instructions: Upload the faculty mentor's CV or biographical sketch, 2 pages maximum.

FACULTY MENTOR INFORMATION
STUDENT RESEARCHER INFORMATION
GRANTS OFFICE APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION

THE PERSON SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION ACKNOWLEDGES AND CONFIRMS THAT THE GRANTS OFFICE PERSONNEL NAMED BELOW HAS APPROVED THIS REU PROPOSAL PACKAGE FOR FUNDING CONSIDERATION BY OK NSF EPSCoR.

Applications must be approved for submission by the appropriate institutional grants office (i.e. the office processing the award if funded).

SUBMITTOR INFORMATION

Finish and Click Submit Below

! IMPORTANT !

After clicking the SUBMIT button, a confirmation page will appear on your screen.
If you don't receive the confirmation screen
email gmiller@okepscor.org
to verify that your submission was received.