NSF REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Race, Ethnicity and Family Demography

The Population Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and with funding from the National Science Foundation, is pleased to announce the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The REU program offers talented undergraduates the opportunity for classroom training and hands-on research experience during an 8-week session on The University of Texas at Austin campus. This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation SMA-1852556.

Students will have the opportunity to work directly with faculty, policy analysts, and senior graduate students on issues related to race, ethnicity, and American families. Students will also participate in coursework, data analysis, training experiences in the ‘real’ world and the academy.
  • Opportunity to study social demography through course work and mentored research experience with PRC faculty and senior graduate students
  • Program pays for room and board, and computing and research-related expenses
  • REU students receive a $4,000 stipend for participation in the 8 week program
  • Students collaborate with demographers working outside the academy, in state and local research institutes
  • Second half of the program focuses on individual projects in collaboration with graduate student mentors and PRC faculty
  • Student papers are presented in the fall at a professional conference or as policy briefs to local stakeholders
  • 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 or demography
  • Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply

APPLICATION IS CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2019. Please check again December 2019.


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