About the Program

Recruiting Veterans (and a limited number of non-Veterans) who are undergraduates to participate in this program sponsored by the National Science Foundation; participating students will earn a $3,370 stipend.

The Undergraduate Trauma Research Training program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. The program is directed by Brooks B. Gump, Ph.D., M.P.H., Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health at Syracuse University, and co-directed by Karen Wolford, Ph.D., Professor Department of Psychology and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Trauma Studies at SUNY Oswego and includes other outstanding faculty from these institutions as well as SUNY Upstate Medical University.

This program for undergraduates is designed to improve access to research experiences for groups typically underrepresented in research (namely, veterans) through the creation of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site.

The program is purposefully structured to span one full year. First, students will have a 2-week online orientation followed by an intensive six-week summer program on site at the Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY campus involving coursework, mentored student-faculty interactions, and the development of a research project. This program will take place May 20th – June 27th, 2019. Participating students receive a $3,370 stipend for attending this summer session. Room and board are provided free of charge, as needed. Out-of-state participants are also eligible for some assistance in travel costs to and from Syracuse – please inquire as needed. Please contact us regarding the potential for bringing family to stay with you as well.

Second, students are expected to continue their research, from their home institution, under the mentorship of REU faculty during the Fall semester.

Finally, students are expected to present their research at a national or international conference in Spring, 2020. The travel and registration expense for the conference is provided to the student through this program.

This program is designed to bring together veterans and non-veterans in a safe environment as we pursue trauma research activities.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1852104. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.