Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)


The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bios.edu%2Feducation%2Freu%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ce4b26796bfbd4671138108d6cd4d40fd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636922129030032864&sdata=FtFuTnAzSxBWyfWV3LDrjCt%2Fx1bBlbN%2FBPpz8%2Bj8ry8%3D&reserved=0) to support internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during fall 2019 (students will arrive August 25 and depart November 16).

An REU internship at BIOS is an ideal way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in oceanography and the marine and atmospheric sciences. REU interns will carry out an independent research project under the expert supervision of BIOS scientists and undertake training in scientific communication, research methods and ethics, and career development. You will give presentations about your research to your peers and colleagues at BIOS. Our program offers the opportunity to take part in various field excursions to learn about Bermuda’s natural history, and all students will have the opportunity to participate in an oceanographic research cruise aboard our research vessel R/V Atlantic Explorer.

Funding includes return air travel to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend.

This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects – under faculty supervision and mentorship, within several research areas including:

•    Biology, chemistry, and physics of the open ocean

•    Biology, physiology, and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems

•    Molecular biology of marine organisms

•    Environmental chemistry of Bermuda’s atmosphere and inshore waters

•    Effects and consequences of global environmental change

Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bios.edu%2Feducation%2Freu%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ce4b26796bfbd4671138108d6cd4d40fd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636922129030032864&sdata=FtFuTnAzSxBWyfWV3LDrjCt%2Fx1bBlbN%2FBPpz8%2Bj8ry8%3D&reserved=0 including eligibility, application instructions, online application form, past student testimonials and details of the potential projects that students may apply to work on in 2019.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Completed at least one year of undergraduate study

Will still be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2019

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The application deadline is May 31st, 2019.

We urge all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions.

Underrepresented groups, and students attending colleges or universities where research opportunities in STEM are limited, are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are ineligible if they have participated in a prior NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences

Questions? Please contact us at education@bios.edu