Aerial of the UMass Boston campus shows the setting for this biology research experience for undergraduates

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:

Important Information

Program Dates

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

Research Topics

For more information or to apply to REU, click here.