REU and Independent Research
Our program has two tracks which target students at different points in their education. The two tracks differ in the degree of independence students experience when conducting research. We encourage students of all backgrounds and with varying levels of experience to apply to each of the tracks. We review applications, choose a group of students that comprises a diverse mix, and place students in the program that best fits their experience. Fifteen to twenty students will be in each track. Each of our programs has a ten-week session running June 9-August 16 in 2013.
Advanced Independent Research (with Senior Thesis Option) - 10 credits.
This program targets students who wish to conduct a full-time independent research project in field biology. Applicants may be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduates of an undergraduate program, or may be early in their graduate career. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists.
Independent Research and Course - 8 credits for independent research and 2 credits for the course.
This program targets students who are relatively new to field biology as well as those who wish to receive additional background training in a particular area. Students conduct independent research under the supervision of RMBL scientists (75-80% time) while taking one of three field courses (20-25% time). Class size is limited to 12 students/course. There are a substantial number of full and partial scholarships, so financial need should not stop students from applying. Students will receive various levels of support, depending upon the strength of the application and financial need. Courses offered during summer 2013:
This summer, approximately 10 students will be accepted with REU Awards. Students receiving an REU award may participate in either track described above. Students accepted through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program receive a $5,000 stipend, free room, board and travel. REU awards are restricted to students who are not only citizens or permanent residents of the United States, but also have not graduated from college before the dates of the program. Minorities underrepresented in the biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mentors: A list of potential mentors and projects can be viewed here