Program Information

Application Open: October 21st, 2017

Program Dates: June 4 to August 10, 2018 (Arrive in Boston on 6/3; leave Boston on 8/11)

Research Topics: Coastal Bio-, Geo-, and Biogeo-chemistry, Coastal Geology and Earth Systems Science, Coastal Ecology and Molecular Ecology, and Coastal Social, Behavioral, Economic, and Sustainability Sciences

Location: UMass Boston campus is south of downtown Boston located on Columbia Point peninsula

Financial Package: Participants will receive 1) a $5000 stipend, 2) 1 round trip airfare to and from Boston, 3) transportation to and from Boston (Logan International) airport, 4) and housing in a same gender apartment (2 bedroom apartment with 2 roommates per room) for the 10 week program period.

Eligibility: Applicants must 1) be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, 2) must be enrolled in college for the fall 2018 (i.e. students who will graduate by June 2018 are not eligible to apply), 3) have successfully completed an introductory course/course sequence major (e.g. biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, policy, economics, and management), 4) be willing to live in group (same gender) housing of 4 person apartments, and 4) be able to participate in the program full time, including weekends doing field and laboratory work.
Students that are minorities underrepresented in the sciences, veterans, disabled, or are early (rising sophomores or juniors) in their undergraduate coursework are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018 or until positions are filled 

How to Apply:

Contact for Questions: Dr. Alan D. Christian, CREST-REU Director and Principle Investigator
Phone: 617-287-6639 or email:

Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 USA