23 December 2008

Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research REU

The institution: University of New Mexico Sevilleta Field Station

The program: This interdisciplinary program will train in independent research under the guidance of UNM faculty in Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences. Students will conduct independent research at the Sevilleta, and present results at the annual research symposium. They will also attend a weekly seminar and journal club, and interact with visiting speakers. The program includes faculty in ecology, the geosciences, and meteorology. The summer program includes a seminar series, a journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, ethics training, and fieldtrips.

  • 1 June - 14 August 2009

  • $4,500 stipend for 11 weeks

  • Lodging and laboratory space provided at no cost

  • Travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta Field Station up to $500 refunded


  • Maintain undergraduate degree through Summer 2009

  • Interest in conservation biology and ecology

  • U.S. Citizen

Application deadline: 20 March 2009

More information: http://sev.lternet.edu/reu

22 December 2008

Minority Health Disparities Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The institution: The University of Arizona

The program: Each student is paired with a faculty mentor who conducts research in the biomedical sciences (particularly pulmonary, heart and vascular, and blood diseases and disorders). Students participate in weekly seminars offered by UA faculty on health issues disproportionately affecting minority populations, attend weekly workshops on graduate school preparation and presentation skill development, attend a GRE Prep Workshop, and present their work at the University of Arizona's end of summer research symposium.

  • A financial award of $4,000 for 10 weeks of research and other activities

  • Round-trip airfare to Tucson from anywhere within the United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

  • Six units of transferable research course credit

  • Housing will be available at the University of Arizona residence halls

Eligibility: Students between their junior and senior year, or students who have completed their baccalaureate degree but not yet been accepted into a graduate program.

  • African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Major in fields leading to biomedical careers

  • Upper-division undergraduate standing

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Aspire to obtain a Ph.D. in a biomedical field

Application deadline: 1 February 2009

More information: http://grad.arizona.edu/imsd/undergraduate-summer

05 December 2008

Opportunities in Genomics Research Undergraduate Scholars

Washington UniversityThe institution: Washington University-School of Medicine

The program:

  • Students conduct research with investigators in the department of genetics or with other investigators

  • Eight-week summer program

  • Housing

  • Travel to St. Louis

  • "Nice" stipend

  • GRE prep

  • Career workshops

  • Seminars

  • Journal club


  • "Competitive" GPA

  • US citizen or permanent resident

  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics major (some exceptions)

  • Sophomore of higher student in a 4-year institution

Application deadline: 2 February 2009 (early decision); 23 March 2009 (late decision)

More information: http://genome.wustl.edu/outreach.cgi.

04 December 2008

Research program in ecology

The institution: Harvard Forest

The program: Each student will participate in an on‑going study with senior researchers from Harvard University, Marine Biological Lab-Ecosystems Center, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts and other collaborators. Responsibilities generally include field and laboratory studies, data analysis and scientific writing. In addition, students attend weekly seminars given by nationally known scientists about their research and workshops on ethics and career and graduate school planning. At the end of the summer, students will develop their research results and present their findings at a student research symposium.

  • 12 week program running from 26 May to 14 August 2009.

  • $5,400 stipend.

  • On-site housing.

  • Full meal plan.

  • Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest.


  • Demonstrated interest in ecology.

Application deadline: 6 February 2009

More information: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu/reu.html

Amgen Scholars Program

The institution: California Institute of Technology (a.k.a. CalTech)

The program: geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

  • $5,500 award.

  • Round-trip air transportation.

  • Generous housing allowance.

  • Food allowance.


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • 3.2 GPA or better.

  • Sophomore through to non-graduating senior.

Application deadline: 15 February 2009

More information: http://www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu

MURF undergraduate research fellowships

The institution: California Institute of Technology (a.k.a. CalTech)

The program:

  • Ten-week program.

  • $6,000 award.

  • Additional housing and travel support may be provided.


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • 3.0 GPA or better.

  • Sophomore through to non-graduating senior.

Application deadline: 12 January 2009

More information: http://www.murf.caltech.edu