National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site (Research Experience for Undergrad)  consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions