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NSF Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students in Biological Sciences (REPS)

NSF BIO invites Principal Investigators (PI) of active awards to submit a supplemental funding request to support the research training of post-baccalaureate students. For the purposes of this DCL, a post-baccalaureate student is defined as an individual who has a bachelor's degree but is not currently enrolled in another degree program. The Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students (REPS) DCL encourages requests for supplemental funding to existing awards for the purpose of supporting research experiences for post-baccalaureate students who desire to engage in research or who want to pursue a career in STEM but were unable to have the opportunity to begin or complete a research experience as an undergraduate student due to pandemic-related interruptions. We expect that PIs will provide the REPS participants with an independent but guided research project and professional development to better prepare them for graduate education or entry into the workforce. Ideally, the REPS participants will be involved in the development of their research project. PIs are encouraged to use the resources available at their own institution or at BIO REU to design a program that aims to develop further the participants' competency as a research scholar. At a minimum, PIs are expected to provide training in ethics and the responsible conduct of research and to inform participants of institutional policies or code of conduct on sexual harassment.

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Last Updated: 5/25/21