Summer research experiences

The Consortium for Plant Invasion Genomics (CPING; is seeking applicants for twenty-four
(24) in-person undergraduate research positions for Summer 2021.

Each student will be paired with a CPING mentor and will gain experience in
field collection, use of herbarium specimens, genomics, and bioinformatics.
Specific projects will vary by CPING mentor, but students will form an
interactive cohort that will receive training in career development,
research best practices, and scientific communication.

The CREU session will run from June 1st ¡V August 12th, 2021, which
concludes with a professional conference at which students can present
their work. Research sites span 20 mentor labs across 14 U.S. states.
Undergraduates in their second year and beyond (including graduating
seniors) with interests in invasive species, botany, and/or genomics are
encouraged to contact individual CPING mentors prior to application. List
of mentors can be found here: (
Students are encouraged to contact potential mentors prior to applying.

Due to funding restrictions, students must be U.S. citizens or
permanent residents, but students who come from underrepresented
groups in STEM, have limited research opportunities at
their home institutions, and/or live or study in EPSCoR states (
are encouraged to apply!

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $4,000, another $2000 for
travel and living expenses, $1000 in research funds and full travel funds
to the CPING annual conference in August 2021. Applications are due
February 28th, 2021.

Brittany Sutherland <>