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Department of Computer Science

Research Opportunities for Students

NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship Program for U.S. Graduate Students in Science & Engineering (Instruction)

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements.

Review the 70 active REU sites in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)

Fresno State CSCI participants: Adam Cardenas (BS'12 from Fresno State, currently a Ph.D. student at University of Colorado Boulder)

Benefits of NSF REU includes:

  • Working with leading experts and researchers on a specific cutting edge area;
  • Learn and build solid capability for doing active research;
  • Work and interact with several other talented students from various US institutions;
  • Prepare for a stronger application for top Computer Science graduate programs (including Ph.D.)
  • Finally, you get paid ($400-$500 per week) while doing research.

If you need more information, please email Dr. Ming Li at