Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrative and Evolutionary Biology
- Applications are closed for 2018. All applicants will be notified about the selection by late March 2018.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
This program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to:
- Carry out an independent research project in biology.
- Work closely with a faculty advisor and research group.
- Develop laboratory skills.
- Explore issues related to research such as science ethics and communication.
- Exchange ideas with students and faculty at weekly seminars.
- Participate in field trips in and around Boston.
- Participate in a retreat at our field station on Nantucket Island.
This program runs from June 4 to August 10, 2018.
The campus is south of downtown Boston on a peninsula extending into scenic Boston Harbor.
Participants receive $8,100 for the 10-week period, which includes a stipend of $5,500, plus a room and board allowance of $2,600. Students can also apply for reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Boston.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must be enrolling in college for the fall of 2018. Students who will graduate by June 2018 are not eligible to apply. Applicants should have completed at least one semester of college-level biology. Students who are from minority groups underrepresented in science and students from undergraduate colleges are specially encouraged to apply.
Application due date: Feb 1, 2018
- Bacterial cell cycle and symbiosis
- Cell signaling
- Marine ecology
- Control of cellular organization
- Genome organization and molecular evolution
- Molecular microbial ecology
- Developmental genetics in Zebrafish
- Biodiversity and ecoinformatics
- Organ regeneration in amphibians
- Computational and systems biology
- Probiotics and amphibian disease ecology
- Animal evolutionary ecology
- DNA damage repair
- Neurobiology of color vision
For more information or to apply to REU, click here.