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NSF REU: "Hands-On, Minds-On" Understanding & Preventing Societal Violence


Applications for the 2014 Program have closed. Those selected for the program have already been notified. Due to a high volume of applications we cannot send out notice to those who were not selected.


The "Hands-On, Minds-On" research experience for undergraduates (REU) brings together faculty and staff from a variety of different disciplines, departments, and offices at Virginia Tech. Ten students will be selected from national four-year colleges and universities and within the Virginia Community College System to participate in a 10-week National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.

Participants will:

  • Have both a "hands-on" as well as a "minds-on" set of experiences, designed to immerse students in a variety of engaging ways in the research process and the begin the development of a research identity.
  • Develop a strong understanding of interdisciplinary research
  • Become part of a collaborative research community
  • Receive $5,000 stipend, free housing (with three meals per day) on campus and travel support to/from Virginia Tech
  • Have access to the library, computers, and recreational facilities


2014 Program dates: Tues May 27th - Fri Aug 1st, 2014

Deadline to Apply: Monday January 27th, 2014

Applications consist of submitting biographical data, answering essay questions, submitting an unofficial transcript, and a letter of recommendation - all online. No paper applications or supporting materials will be accepted.

Application Has Closed

Selected applicants will be notified in March of their acceptance to this program. Due to a high volume of program applications, we cannot contact each individual to update them of the status of their application. Only those selected from the program will be notified. Questions may be directed to: Rob Jacks, REU Program Coordinator.


For more information on what to expect in this REU Program, see: Frequently Asked Questions &: A Typical Program Day

For more information about the REU projects, see: Individual Project Descriptions & Student Involvement


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1156624. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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