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  • Robotics Institute Summer Scholars and Robotics & Intelligent Systems National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

  • NSF REU Grant Acknowledgement
  • We gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program (Grant # CNS 1263266). RISS is an NSF CISE REU site.
  • RI Summer Scholars (RISS) Working Papers Journal - Fall 2014
  • RI Summer Scholars (RISS) Working Papers Journal - Fall 2013
  • RI Summer Scholars Program
  • Apply from December 1 through January 31

    The Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) Program is an intensive summer research program for talented undergraduate students. Summer Scholars have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art research projects, interact with a diverse research team, and to be mentored by leading faculty and technical staff. The program introduces aspiring students to dynamic research resources and methods, RI graduate education programs and research projects. The Summer Scholars program lasts 11 weeks and begins June 2nd and runs until August 15th. Only scholars who are available for the entirety of that time will be considered.

    Undergraduate students from both US and international institutions are eligible to apply by completing an online application with attachments (including resume, transcripts, recommendations, and personal statement) from December 1 through January 31 to the RI Summer Scholars Program.

  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems REU
  • The Robotics and Intelligent Systems REU part of the RISS program provides funded high-quality robotics summer undergraduate research experiences, offers robust student-development programming, and provides gateways to graduate studies and career opportunities in robotics. Join us for this eleven-week program. Experience hands-on robotics research with cutting edge technologies and innovative projects!

    PDFs from the RISS Poster Session can be found here.

    Submissions are only accepted during the period noted above.

    Thank you 2015 applicants!

    Applications for RISS are accepted from December 1 to January 31. The application period has ended, if you missed the deadline, we encourage you to apply next year.

    RISS Online Application and Review Process Information Sessions If you submitted an application and have questions, please join us for one of the Q&A sessions. During the Q&A sessions we will discuss the review process, timing, and answer general questions.

    • * Tuesday, February 10, 9-10 am (EST)
    • * Thursday, February 26, 11:30-12:30 pm (EST)

    Note: Most admission offers will be extended by March 31st, 2015.

    Please see our FAQ section or email:

    Program Manager
    Ms. Rachel Burcin

    Program Director
    Dr. Drew Bagnell