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Participant Benefits

Student Support

Each REU participant will receive a $2000 scholarship, with $1000 paid to the student in advance of the trip and the other $1000 paid after the student completes all assignments and is approved by the mentor and program coordinators of the Program. Travel, housing, and research related expenses will be covered. ​


  • REU participants will be housed in the AAMU campus dormitories the first three days of the program prior to flying to China; they will be housed in dormitories on the NFU campus while in China, approximately seven weeks; and again in the AAMU campus dormitories for about a week to complete the program.


  • At NFU, students will share a three bedroom apartment, each student with his/her own private room, with shared living and kitchen areas. 


  • All rooms air conditioned and are equipped with a microwave. Laundering facilities are available in the dormitory area.


  • Local telephone and Internet services will be provided by AAMU while at AAMU, and partially at NFU. 


  • While on the NFU campus, REU participants and mentors will be provided an ID card, which will allow them to access some of the campus facilities including: athletic, library, and health and computer facilities, pending on availability.


  • Meal allowances will be deposited on the NFU student ID card (via AAMU) to allow REU participants to eat at one of four dining halls on the NFU campus (which provides both Chinese and select western dishes).



The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is funded through the National Science Foundatio​n​  (grant #  1063101).   ​​



The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant No. 2009-51160-05462 and No. 2013-38821-21250)