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HMCSE Research Experience Away Program (REAP)

The Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) Research Experience Away Program (REAP) is an initiative to help students participate in research experiences away from the University of West Florida.


About REAP

Students in the STEM disciplines must have hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom setting, and research experiences should be an essential part of the educational experiences for CSE students. Research experiences at other institutions should broaden student opportunities as well as make them more competitive for best STEM jobs and graduate programs in the country.

The CSE Research Experience Away Program (REAP) will provide UWF students majoring in an academic degree housed in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering with up to $7500 to help offset the expenses associated with the experience. Eligible expenses include airfare and other travel expenses, food and lodging, and other non-research related expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A 3.0 or higher GPA in a CSE degree program
  • At least one semester of research experience at UWF
  • Documented acceptance into a research program or laboratory at another research university, research center or other similar institution
  • Continue as a UWF student for at least one additional semester after the research away experience

Application Information & Process

Your application must include an up-to-date resume/CV and two letters of recommendation: one from your intended UWF faculty research mentor plus one additional letter from a faculty member in CSE.

Interested students must identify one or more potential faculty members that have agreed to serve as the mentor for this research project.  Each application must include a description of the proposed research project.  The project description should be developed in conjunction with your faculty mentor, and should be no longer than one page and include a project title. Documentation of acceptance into a research program or laboratory at another university, research center or other similar institution is required.

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