NSF-REU Site Program

Welcome! The NSF-REU Collaborative Site Program on Immigration Policy and US-Mexico Border Communities is designed to provide undergraduate students with training in research methods and opportunities to conduct collaborative projects with community partners on the nature and impacts of US immigration policy in the Paso del Norte borderlands region of Las Cruces-El Paso-Ciudad Juárez.

The program has been supported since September 2017 by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program (Award # 1659195). 30 undergraduate students from NMSU, UTEP and around the United States have participated in our 10-week summer programs. Our approach is rooted in the principles of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and we are fortunate to work with the committed staff and volunteers of community organizations in the Paso del Norte region.

We are happy to announce that the program has been renewed by the National Science Foundation with Award #2149449. Summer programs will be held in 2023, 2024, and 2025.

The window for applications for the Summer 2023 program has now closed. The call for applications for the Summer 2024 program will be announced in November 2023. See the Application Process tab for details.