University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm has some wonderful fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs during summer 2018. The opportunities are open to applicants from any college or university.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU):
The program emphasizes experimental ecology and evolutionary biology including a wide variety of topics such as plant-animal interactions, pollinator behavior and ecology, insect population ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Successful applicants will receive a $5775 stipend, additional money for food, and free housing. Each student picks a research mentor from our pool of faculty members and graduate students and then conducts an independent research project. The students will gain experience in experimental design, data collection, analytical techniques, and written and oral presentation of findings. REU students also benefit from several professional development workshops.
This is a wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student contemplating a future in science. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.
To apply: https://sites.google.com/site/blandyreu/
Graduate and Postdoc Research Fellowships:
Are you a graduate student or postdoc in need of a field station? Summer stipends ($6000 per summer), free on-site housing, and funds for research
($800 per summer) are available for individuals proposing original research that uses our resources and facilities and contributes to the ongoing science program at the station.
Interested students/postdocs should contact a Blandy faculty member to discuss conducting your research at Blandy. You can direct your inquiries based on the faculty member (see below) with the closest match to your research interests; however, we are open to people working in all fields of environmental, ecological, and evolutionary research.
Keep in mind this is not a complete fellowship package, rather it provides summer financial support and access to our facilities to supplement existing support from your home institution.
Dr. Kyle Haynes (population and landscape ecology, forest insect dynamics) Dr. David Carr (plant reproductive ecology, inbreeding and genetic
Dr. T’ai Roulston (pollination, plant-animal interactions, bee biology)
For more information about the station: