Students take a break from crash test dummy research.
In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia accepts applications for the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which offers 10-week paid summer research internships for undergraduate students. CIRP is a leading multidisciplinary center engaged in collaborative cross-discipline research implementing real world applications.
The REU program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, provides underrepresented students with mentorship and hands-on research experience in the fields of engineering, behavioral science, education, population science and statistics as applied to pediatric injury science (i.e., prevention of injury, post-injury/traumatic stress, and secondary prevention). Each REU student works closely with a CIRP mentor or mentors on an assigned project or projects and also attends formal workshops, meetings, field trips, seminars, and social events.
NOTE: Please identify your top two projects from this list and indicate the project number and title on the REU Application Cover Sheet.
Student Eligibility for the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program:
Students must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program:
- 3.0 GPA
- 1 math and 1 science course completed
- 1 year college completed
- Anticipated graduation: After August 8, 2014
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Financial Support Provided by the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program:
- Stipend: Each student will be paid a stipend of $4,800 for the 10 week program.
- Travel: Each student will be able to request up to $300 in reimbursement for travel to and from Philadelphia for the program or to a conference to present his or her research. Contingent upon funding.
- Housing: Some housing scholarships may be available. These scholarships are contingent upon funding. Housing (as arranged by CIRP) is in dorms on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Housing provided is within walking distance of CIRP.
- Research Competition: An additional award will be set aside for a research competition. The winning student(s) will be provided money toward conference travel to present research findings.
Important Deadlines for the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program:
- Accepting Applications: January 1 - January 31, 2014
- Application Review and Interview Process (by phone only): February – March 2014
- Applicants Notified of Selection for the Program: April 2014. Notification may occur earlier for some projects.
- Program Dates: June 2 – August 8, 2014