Monday, January 23, 2012

Thinking of Grad School? Undergraduate Research Grants

"Undergraduate Training Programs and Resources

REU Site Summer Institute 2012: Immigration, Geography, and Race/Ethnicity in the United States

Each year the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, hosts the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. This eight-week summer program, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, offers eight very selective upper-division undergraduate students from both UT-Austin and from around the country the opportunity to study social demography through course work and a mentored research experience with senior PRC graduate students. The program pays for tuition, room and board, and computer expenses. Students also receive a stipend for participation in the program, which allows the selected students to fully concentrate on their REU experience over the 2-month program. Students register for a 3-hour summer course during the first half of the summer, then dedicate the second half of the summer to their own projects in collaboration with their graduate student mentor and under the overall guidance of the faculty co-directors. Student papers are then presented at the annual fall meeting of the Southern Demographic Association. This program is specifically geared toward students with junior standing who are seriously thinking about attending graduate school in the social sciences and, particularly, in sociology and demography.

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2012 REU program. The deadline for applications is February 17, 2012. Undergraduate student participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Click here for application information and instructions.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SMA-1004809."


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