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NSF REU Site: Research Institute in Sociology and Social Inequality

The Texas A&M Sociology Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) offers summer fellowships to do world class research.

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #1757813.

Research Projects and Activities: At a Glance

REU Participants

Nationally known faculty will involve students in on-going research projects in areas such as:

  • Residential segregation
  • Disparities in education
  • Disparities in housing and neighborhoods
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of disparities
  • Mapping and other visualization of disparities
  • Communicating social science research
  • Disparities in criminal justice outcomes and familial impacts
  • Immigration and migration
  • Measurement of racial and ethnic categories

Program Activities

  • Participation in research project working with faculty supervisor/mentor
  • Participation in advanced undergraduate seminar in research methods
  • Mentoring and guest speakers focusing on graduate training and careers in social science research
  • Preparing for and completing the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Presenting research findings at end-of-program Research Symposium and at a professional conference


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


  • Dates: June and July, 2021
  • Stipend, room, board, and program travel provided

2020 Cohort Application

  • Eligible students can apply directly by completing the instructions on the Applications page of our website. The application is due February 15, 2021.


NSF program guidelines stipulate that students must be US Citizens or permanent residents and be working toward a four-year degree (graduating December 2021 or later). In addition, our program requires that students have the support and endorsement of a home campus faculty mentor.

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