Bees and Microbes – Paid Summer Undergrad Research Opportunities

The BeeMORE program at NC State is an eight week summer research experience funded by the USDA – NIFA Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowships Program that focuses on building awareness and fundamental skills in the areas of microbiology and bee biology. Our program will give eight undergraduates the opportunity to investigate diverse topics that highlight the importance of bees as pollinators, the role of pollinators in crop productivity, the importance of microbes in earth ecology, and the specific role of microbes in bee health and disease.

Students will receive stipends of $500 per week during the program, lodging in the Wolf Village student apartments, and a daily food allowance. There are limited travel funds available for participants from outside the state, with preference given to those traveling the farthest. The dates for the 2023 program are May 26th to August 1st.

The BeeMORE program is open to all rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students enrolled in a university program leading to a baccalaureate degree. Applicants should have an interest in interdisciplinary research of importance to agriculture and STEM disciplines, preferably with future plans for graduate school or industry careers. Students from institutions other than NCSU are encouraged to apply, though there will be some slots available for NCSU students. Members of demographic groups that are underrepresented in sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Jan 31.