Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunity at Konza Prairie

Spend the summer at the beautiful Konza Prairie in Manhattan, KS. The REU program is a competitive and prestigious national program for undergraduates to get experience conducting scientific research. Konza Prairie is a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site and is home to a wide-array of world-class research on grasslands. This position is to work with a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University, University of Wyoming, The Smithsonian, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and Kansas State University. The project is focused on studying plant traits across several long-term nutrient addition experiments. There will also be several opportunities to work on additional long-term ecological research projects studying drought, grazing, and fire. The salary is $6600 for the summer, with an extra $1400 for research supplies. The student will be responsible for their own housing — affordable options are available (see below).

Start date is anytime from May 28 – June 4th and runs for 8 weeks.

Additional information: Housing on Konza Prairie costs $21 a night, ~ $1200 for the 8 weeks. It is also possible to live in Manhattan KS instead. Konza is a 20-minute ride from downtown Manhattan. Having your own car will make the experience easier but is not necessary. Transportation to and from Kansas will be paid for.

If you are interested contact Dr. Meghan Avolio ( by April 17th and include your resume.