REU Program, The University of Kansas

The Models in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at The University of Kansas is now accepting applications.  The NSF-funded program will occur over ten weeks this summer (May 20-July 26, 2018) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  In the program, students will participate in mentored, independent research.  Students will receive a stipend, room and board, and course credit.
Projects available include, but are not limited to, theoretical disease ecology, biogeography of social spiders, butterfly genomics, lizard speciation, soil ecology, prairie communities, systematics of tapeworms, and insect behavior.
Applications are encouraged from biology majors and mathematics (or computer science) majors with an interest in biology.  Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled at a community college, college or university.  Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Students must be United States citizens or permanent residents.  More information, including available projects, and an online application form are available at and inquiries should be directed to The application deadline is February 15, 2018, but late applications will be considered. 
Drs. Jennifer Gleason and Deborah Smith, Program directors
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas