Learning Through Research

REU Nomination Information

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

Information Required for Nomination Form

Student Eligibility:
  • Have participated in an NSF REU Site Program during the 2018 Summer (or prior academic year)
  • Be a current undergraduate during the 2018 Fall Semester
  • Completed a research project and be able to present a poster at the REUS at the end of October in Alexandria, VA
  • Be nominated by the REU Site Principal Investigator
Nominator Information:
  • Nomination of a student must be completed online by the NSF REU Site Principal Investigator
  • The nominator need not have served as the student’s REU project mentor, but should secure approval from the student’s REU mentor before submitting a nomination.
  • The nominator need not attend the Symposium (but are encouraged to!)  The student’s faculty research mentor is not required to attend, but also are invited to.
  • If the student is selected, the nominator is responsible for securing funds for the student’s expenses (travel, registration, lodging).
  • Only one nomination per NSF REU Site is permitted.
  • Nominations of students supported through other NSF programs or other funding are not permitted for this Symposium (please consider encouraging students to apply for NCUR (www.ncur.org).
We recommend gathering the following information in a word processing file prior to starting the online form.
1) Contact Information for each nominated student presenter
a. Full Name
b. Email
c. Phone
d. Address
e. Home Institution
f. Please note, these individuals should be designated as a Presenter on the application.
2) Contact Information for Nominator (PI)
a. Full Name
b. Title
c. Email
d. Phone
e. Address
f. Institution
g. Department
h. Please note, these individuals should be designated as an Advisor on the application
Title of Student Poster:
Student-written Abstract of Poster: 250 words maximum
PI Nomination Letter: 500 words maximum. If nominating a collaborative team of students, address the abilities of all students in one letter. 
Select Division of NSF through which your REU Site is funded.
Title of REU Program
REU Site Institution/Organization
NSF Award #: Only include 7-digit award number
NSF Program Officer for REU Site
NSF Program Officer Email:
REU faculty mentor, if not the PI
Does the faculty mentor or PI plan to attend REUS, if the nominated student or team is selected?

Cancellation Policy

In general the cancellation deadline is thirty days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted.  Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the National Office.

CUR always suggests that their registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only will this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation but will also cover the registration cost for the meeting you were to attend.