Online Submission Form: 2023 OK NSF EPSCoR Research Experience for Undergraduates

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Submission Deadline: 2/28/2023
Funding Notifications: Anticipated by 3/31/2023


OKLAHOMA NSF EPSCoR REU awards provide opportunities for undergraduate students from across the state to perform research at an Oklahoma institution of higher learning during the summer months. Students gain improved science identity through one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors and increased STEM skills and knowledge via hands-on research experiences. The program is designed to increase students' pursuit of and success in STEM majors. Students from non-Ph.D. granting institutions, women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The ultimate goal of the REU is to engage and train a diverse, skilled workforce to help fill Oklahoma's STEM careers.  


Proposals in all areas of STEM research (excluding medical) may be submitted. However, research in S3OK* focus areas will receive special consideration. Current NSF REU funding is NOT required. 

* S3OK research focus area topics include: understanding subseasonal to seasonal weather; improving water reuse technologies; understanding terrestrial carbon and water dynamics; improving water/energy/transportation infrastructure resiliency; and understanding the social dynamics related to these focus areas.


  • 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


  • Faculty researchers from all Oklahoma colleges and universities may apply to host an REU per the instructions below; one proposal may be submitted per faculty member
  • Student must be an Oklahoma resident
  • Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at an Oklahoma institution of higher learning at the time of proposal submission and throughout their participation in the REU
  • Applications must be submitted by a university faculty member or grant's office staff; students may not submit proposals


The participating student must be identified in your submission.

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 (3 pages max.)
  4. Student's letter of commitment (1 page max.)  


  1. Have your proposal reviewed/approved by the appropriate grants office, then
  2. Complete all form fields below, including
  3. Upload all required documents 
  4. Click "submit" at the bottom of the page

 Questions? Email Gina Miller at or call 405-744-9964. 

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. You will receive a confirmation page when you submit your form. If you do not receive the confirmation, contact to ensure that your application was received.

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