Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Announces 2019 Program

November 27, 2018
Injury Science REU 2018 Class
The Injury Science REU Class of 2018 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Now in its seventh year, the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students a unique learning experience while training them to be the next generation of injury scientists.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and held at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the 10-week summer research internship provides students with:

  • one-on-one mentorship from leading scientists
  • participation in a unique, multidisciplinary research approach
  • hands-on research experience
  • a generous stipend and contribution toward travel expenses
  • free housing

CIRP shares NSF's interest in broadening participation of those underrepresented in undergraduate science research opportunities. Encouraged to apply are students from academic institutions where research opportunities are limited (including two-year colleges), students of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.

The cornerstone of the program is dedicated quality one-to-one mentorship, including peer mentorship. Embraced by CIRP scientists who recognize the transformative impact of strong mentoring, this rigorous internship gives hard-working undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in fundamental research on the causes and consequences of child and adolescent injury.

Students work across the fields of engineering, behavioral science, education, population science, and statistics and apply this scientific foundation to assist in developing evidence-based prevention products, programs, policies, and interventions. CIRP is looking for students who are excited about research and are interested in pursuing advanced degrees in their field of study.

In addition to hands-on experiences, the Injury Science REU program provides participants with seminars, workshops, and field trips that are specifically designed to enhance their knowledge of multidisciplinary injury science research and increase their skills in conducting that research.  

The CIRP team looks forward to tapping the nation’s diverse student pool and encourages undergraduates who want to work hard and make an impact to apply. Applications will be accepted for the Summer 2019 program from December 17, 2018 to January 31, 2019.

Learn more about the Injury Science REU program.

Read about the application process.

Read student stories about their experiences at CIRP.

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