The GEAR Research Experiences for Graduate Students (REGS) program provides support for graduate students at any network node to participate in summer research projects supervised by network members at any other node.
Node members can propose projects and invite students to apply, or students can contact members and ask them to propose a project.
Students: Click here to apply for a summer REGS.
- Applications should be submitted no later than 3 months before the start of the project. Failure to meet this deadline may make it impossible to arrange appropriate reimbursement of expenses or payment of the stipend.
- GEAR will provide travel funds and reimburse housing and per diem expenses not exceeding $750 per week up to a maximum of $6,000.
- A GEAR REGS project should ideally entail research leading to a publication, but any reasonable proposal will be considered.
- The projects can be, but do not have to be, related to student’s thesis work.
- Individually supervised projects as well as projects suitable for groups of students can be supported.
- Projects can be supervised at your home institution or at any location where you and the student will both be in residence during the summer.
- Network members at more than one node may wish to to offer thematically coordinated REGS projects. Such activities may begin with a short mini-course to get students up to speed. Resources can be provided for teleconferencing of lectures.
Please note that the regulations of the National Science Foundation impose the following restrictions on funding by GEAR:
- Foreign participants at nodes outside the U.S. are eligible for funding to travel to U.S. nodes but NOT to nodes outside the U.S.
- Foreign participants at US nodes are eligible for funding to travel to any node.
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents at any node are eligible for funding to travel to any other node.
[A foreign participant is one who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.]