Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute REU
Sunday, March 09, 2014 09:10 AM

STRI-REU Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama
Research Experience for Undergraduates 2014

Program Dates: Jun. 9-Aug. 15
Application deadline: March 30

We are currently recruiting applicants for the Research Experience For Undergraduates in Integrative Biology (REU-STRI) program 2014. This 10-week summer program is directed to 3rd or 4th year undergraduates enrolled in the traditional life science departments (e.g. biology, ecology, botany, etc.), as well as, engineering, mathematics, and computer science departments. We also encourage applications from groups under-represented in the sciences. Applicants must be US or Latin American citizens or permanent residents.

Built on three themes: (1) Adaptation and Resilience, (2) Species Interactions, and (3) Drivers of Ecosystem Change, the program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to explore how biological systems can be integrated to address questions of the origins, maintenance and preservation of biodiversity. Students will learn about the various tools needed to work with the data types that are transforming science across the three themes.

This unique internship opportunity offers airfare, housing, food allowance, and a $5,000 USD stipend. If you would like to apply, you should first browse through the list of potential mentors and project descriptions and identify up to three distinct projects/mentors that align with your own scientific interests. There is no need to contact the mentor before submitting you application.

All application materials, with the exception of the recommendation letters, must be compiled into a single electronic pdf file.

The file should be named as follows: SURNAME_FIRST INITIAL_REU.pdf and sent to strireu@si.edu For further questions about the application process please contact us: strireu@si.edu or check our website.