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An Analysis of Funding for the NSF REU Site Program in Biology from 1987 to 2014

Keywords: biology funding REU Sites National Science Foundation


Author: Christopher C. Barney
Institution: Hope College
Issue and Volume: SPUR fall 2017, vol 1, no 1

Description: Using data available at the NSF Search Awards site, Biology REU Site awards made from 1987 to 2014 were analyzed. During this time, there was an average of 30.8 new REU Site awards per year with an average duration of three years. Total funding for Biology REU Site awards increased for each four-year period analyzed since 1995–1998 in actual dollars but has not increased substantially in inflation-adjusted dollars since 2003–2006.