08 January 2009

Ecology in Context: Independent Research in Ecology for Undergraduates

The institution: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York

The program: Ten undergraduate students will join the Cary Institute research community in 2009 to complete a research project of their own design; be a part of an exciting research community; work closely with leading ecologists; exchange ideas with a diverse group of students, scientists and educators; have access to state of the art facilities; explore ecology career options and rewards; see how ecological research has an impact on our society.

The program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise, fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips.

  • 26 May - 14 August 2009

  • $5,100 stipend, plus $600 allowance for food and free housing in Bacon Flats Lodge

  • Some assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well.


  • Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors.

  • U.S. Citizen

Application deadline: 1 February 2009

More information: http://www.ecostudies.org/reu.html

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