New Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

The Marine Biological Laboratory invites undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences to apply to the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program. We seek ten highly motivated rising sophomore and junior students to participate in this National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduate (NSF REU) program. Each undergraduate student will be placed in the laboratory of an MBL research scientist and fully participate in all laboratory exercises and activities. The program will provide a stipend of approximately $4000 to each student, and room and board for 10 weeks. The program will run from June 13 through August 21. For priority consideration, applications are due by April 1 and students will begin to be notified by April 15 by rolling admission.

Program details, eligility, and application instructions.

From the NSF REU program solicitation:

"REU Sites are encouraged to involve students in research who might not otherwise have the opportunity, particularly those from academic institutions where research programs are limited. Thus, a significant fraction of the student participants should come from outside the host institution or organization... NSF is particularly interested in increasing the numbers of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities in research. REU projects are strongly encouraged to involve students who are members of these groups"
Robert Paul Malchow, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Coordinator, Neurobiology Group, Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences & Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

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