oklahoma population institute (OPI)


Undergraduate Research Experience
at the University of Texas
Summer 2009

The Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin is soliciting applications for a summer Undergraduate Research Experience (REU). The experience involves a two month training program in which students receive instruction in the field of social demography at the University of Texas campus. In addition to taking a three credit course, students will be given training in statistical computing and research ethics. The program is very selective and targets undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents, and who have completed requirements for sophomore or junior standing (ideally those with junior standing who are rising seniors), but who have not yet graduated. Preferences are given to those with statistical/methodological training, whose declared major is sociology. The summer program dates are June 3, 2009 to August 7, 2009. Students selected into the program live, work, and dine over the summer in a UT dormitory in Austin. The program pays for tuition, computer expenses, and books. Students also receive a $3,000 summer stipend. Students participating in the program are expected to develop a research paper on a topic of their choice, which they must present at the Southern Demographic Association Conference in the Fall. An additional $1,000 stipend is paid after the paper is presented at the Fall 2009 conference. Students with excellent grades and a serious interest in pursuing a graduate degree in a social science discipline are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 27th, 2009. More information about the program, as well as an application package and detailed application instructions, can be found at the following URLs: