Submission Deadline: REU and ROA Summer Research Proposals

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 5:00pm

REU and ROA Summer Research Opportunities
Submission Deadline:  April 1, 2011

Oklahoma EPSCoR is now accepting applications for two summer programs that provide students and faculty members with unique opportunities to experience lab research at research-intensive institutions in Oklahoma.  Proposals must be submitted by April 1, 2011 for consideration.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides research opportunities for undergraduate students, so they may benefit from hands-on research experiences in STEM fields and one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors at one of the state's comprehensive research campuses, which include: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma Norman campus, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Maximum allowable budget of individual awards is $5,000.

Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) provide faculty members from regional Oklahoma universities with summer research experiences in the labs of faculty sponsors from Oklahoma's research-intensive institutions (OU, OUHSC, OSU, TU, SRNF and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation).  Maximum allowable budget of individual awards is $10,000.  Funds may be used for summer salary support of the applicant and lab supplies of the sponsoring institution.

Current NSF REU/ROA grant funding IS NOT required for bioenergy research mentors. Faculty on existing NSF REU/ROA grants in other STEM disciplines may also apply.  Please note that award preference will be given to research proposals in the bioenergy field.  However, laboratory research in all STEM fields may be supported through the program.

Application materials should be submitted electronically by the authorized organizational official to Gina Miller, EPSCoR outreach coordinator, at  Complete application packages must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011.

For detailed program information on either of these programs, click the respective links below.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) for Faculty

Questions?  Contact Gina Miller at 405.744.7645 or