NSF - Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrative Marine Biology

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Integrative Marine Biology for the 21st Century (IMBio21)

Would you like to study marine biology at a University renowned for its marine science research? UMass Dartmouth, located on the beautiful south coast of Massachusetts, is offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in integrative marine biology, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Marine biology research draws on many disciplines and integrates that knowledge to help make scientific progress. The UMass Dartmouth REU provides you with a stipend, free housing, a food allowance, and travel funds.

Join us for this 10-week program from June 3 to August 11, 2018

  • Be mentored by a faculty researcher in biology or marine science
  • Receive guidance in professional and career development in weekly workshops
  • Visit the port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, to experience the historical, economic, and cultural aspects of marine biology
  • Present your research in a poster symposium at the end of the summer
  • Write about the importance of your research for a general audience

Select your marine biology research project area

  • Animal physiology
  • Behavior of marine organisms
  • Development of marine organisms
  • Ecology of organisms; from bacteria to eels
  • Fisheries science and management
  • Genetics and genomics

Who is eligible

  • You must currently be enrolled in a community college or four-year college or university and have completed at least one year of coursework, including basic courses in math and biology.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions.
  • If you are the first in your family to attend college, a member of a group under-represented in science, or a veteran, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applying for the program

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit your resume and unofficial transcripts
  • Submit a personal statement indicating career interests and preparation
  • Provide names of two faculty who can supply letters of recommendation

Application deadline: February 15, 2018