Research Experiences for Undergraduate Faculty (REUF) encourages and supports involvement in research with undergraduates by faculty at colleges and universities that emphasize undergraduate education. Each annual cycle includes a week-long REUF workshop during the summer and additional activities for participants afterwards to support continuation of research engagement sparked by the workshop. In addition, participants become members of the long-term REUF community. The REUF program actively recruits faculty from colleges and universities that serve large numbers of underrepresented minority students, students with disabilities, and/or first generation college students, as well as faculty who are members of underrepresented minorities.
The goals of REUF are:
- To provide faculty participants with a research experience investigating open questions in the mathematical sciences
- To equip participants to engage in research with undergraduate students at their home institutions
- To foster long-term research collaborations among some of the faculty participants
- To establish a network of faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions together with faculty at
research universities who support collaboration and undergraduate research