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Undergraduate Research in Marine Sciences – Maryland Sea Grant REU

Applications due: February 15, 2016

Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science.  http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


– Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/1icIKEw

– 12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016.

– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution

– Applications due: February 15, 2016

– Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.

Best Regards,

Mike Allen

Summer Research Opportunity: REU at Mount Rainier National Park

Con­tact Name: Elli Theobald

Con­tact Email: ellij[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Biology


An NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates summer fellowship is available to study the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. The undergraduate researcher will work in Dr. HilleRisLambers lab (University of Washington, Seattle), with field work conducted at Mt. Rainier National Park.

Broad research topics in the lab include the relationship between plant performance and climate, the determinants of range limits, plant-pollinator interactions as mediated by phenology, and the effects of climate and soil conditions on high elevation plants. The REU will contribute to this ongoing NSF funded research as well as execute in an independent research project on the roles of plant traits, pollinator visitation, and climate in determining the performance of several focal subalpine wildflowers.

A stipend of $2000/month will be provided, as well as travel, housing and food while in the field. Dates: mid-June to mid-September (some flexibility). To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

To apply, please 1) fill out an informational survey on the following website (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ellij/228811), where you will be asked several questions relating to your interest in and qualifications for this position and asked to list two references; and 2) send a CV/resume and unofficial transcript to ellij@uw.edu with the words “2014 Mt. Rainier REU position” in the subject line. For more information on research conducted in the lab, please see the following website:http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html and for more information related to the REU project see the website: https://sites.google.com/site/ellijtheobald/

Review of applications will start April 1st, and decisions will be made by early May.

Please email ellij@uw.edu with questions.



To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

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