Summer 2017 REU in Botany and Conservation Biology
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO will be offering an
NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program
in 2017. Ten students will be chosen to participate in a ten-week
program involving full-time work on an independent research project,
with the guidance of a staff mentor, in addition to educational seminars,
discussion sessions and field trips. Available research projects deal
with subjects including taxonomy, population genetics and speciation,
conservation biology, restoration ecology, biodiversity modeling,
and crop development. Students will receive a weekly stipend as well
as housing, food, transportation, and funding for research supplies.
Eligible students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will
be returning to school in the fall semester after the REU program.
Students from schools with limited research infrastructure and from
underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Review of
applications will begin on March 20, 2017. Further information on the
program, available mentors and projects, and how to apply can be obtained
from the website: www.mobot.org/reu.