February 15, 2013: REU Application Deadline
March 4, 2013: RMBL Financial Aid and Scholarship Deadline
June 1: Final Applicaion Deadline
All applications require the submission of two Recommendations via our online Recommendation Form. It is the responsibility of applicants to give this link to their recommenders and make sure that they have plenty of time before the deadline to complete the form.
The cost of this program is $5,100 for research assistance, room, and board. Some students will pay the $5,100 fee, some will receive partial or full scholarships from RMBL or their home institution, and ten students will be funded by a National Science Foundation REU grant, pending grant renewal this winter. An REU award pays $400 toward travel costs, pays a $5,000 stipend, and covers expenses at RMBL including station fees, room, and board. Students requiring assistance applying for funding from their home institution should contact the Science Director at email@example.com
We will judge the applications and make awards based in part on financial need and on student motivation. We encourage participation by minorities currently underrepresented in biology (defined by the National Science Foundation as Native Americans (including American Indians and Alaskan Natives), African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Pacific Islanders.
At least one year of college biology is recommended. Any student interested in a career in field biology is eligible to apply to this program. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive RMBL full and partial scholarships. However, 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. The REU awards are for students who must work in the summer to pay for their education. We have offered this program since 1994, and it has been highly competitive, with more than 125 applicants annually for approximately ten REU positions. This year approximately 10 students will receive REU awards, pending funding. RMBL also has a large selection of full and partial scholarships. All students applying for Financial Aid must complete the Financial Aid Form.
RMBL provides equal opportunities in science and education without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or sexual preference.