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High School Students


Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

(Ithaca, NY)
• Plant Genome Research REU
Undergraduate and high school summer internships at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity ... read more


Cornell University

(Ithaca, NY)
• Plant Genome Research REU
Undergraduate and high school summer internships at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity ... read more


Tuskegee University

(Tuskegee, AL)
• AgDiscovery Summer Program
The AgDiscovery Summer Program is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in agriculture and related sciences, including animal scien ... read more
an IBP member program

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

(Amherst, MA)
• UMass Summer Programs Funding and Scholarships
UMass Amherst Summer Programs invites motivated high school students to participate in academic and research-based STEM programs for the summer 2018! ... read more
an IBP member program

University of New Hampshire

(Durham, NH)
• Northern New England JSHS
The major activities of the NNE JSHS are to conduct a program in which selected high school students can present the results of their original researc ... read more


Undergraduate Students


Alabama State University

(Montgomery, AL)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

Boston University

(Boston, MA)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

(Ithaca, NY)
• Plant Genome Research REU
Undergraduate and high school summer internships at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity ... read more


Bryn Mawr College

(Bryn Mawr, PA)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

California Academy of Sciences

(San Francisco, CA)
• Summer Systematics Institute (SSI) REU
SSI is an 8-week paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. This world renowned ... read more


California Conservation Corps

(Sacramento, CA)
• Watershed Stewards Program
Join a team of 48 committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration proje ... read more


California Sea Grant

(La Jolla, CA)
• Watershed Stewards Program
Join a team of 48 committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration proje ... read more


Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

(Millbrook, NY)
• Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Translational Ecology
The Translational Ecology for Undergraduates program provides 10 students with hands-on research experience in ecology during 12 weeks in the summer. ... read more


Chicago Botanic Garden

(Chicago, IL)
• Plant Biology and Conservation
Offered jointly by Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Plant Biology and Conservation Program offers Master's and PhD degrees ... read more

• REU Summer Internships at the Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden, with colleagues from partner institutions, hosts a 10-week summer research experience. This program offers undergraduate p ... read more


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

(Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
• CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in modern Biology in Cancer, Neuroscience, Plant biology, Molecular biology, and Genetics
CSHL’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while ... read more

• Summer Research in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
The excitement for biological research in the 21st century is palpable. Technological advances have opened up a whole new realm of questions that can ... read more


College of Saint Mary

(Omaha, NE)
• Marie Curie Scholarship Program
Are you a woman seeking a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or math? If so you might be eligible for a scholarship package of up to $20,000 per ... read more


Cornell University

(Ithaca, NY)
• Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend
This weekend is different from typical recruitment weekends, because it brings in students from underrepresented backgrounds to visit before they appl ... read more

• Plant Genome Research REU
Undergraduate and high school summer internships at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity ... read more


Dartmouth College

(Hanover, NH)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Life Sciences
Dartmouth's Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) provides summer research experience to undergraduates. Focusing on academic res ... read more


Don Danforth Plant Science Center

(St. Louis, MO)
• REU at the Danford Plant Science Center
Laboratory Research Internships at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in molecular biology, biochemistry, and related fields. ... read more


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

(New York, NY)
• Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of California Santa Cruz
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.edu) at the University of California Santa Cruz is currently accepting applica ... read more


Ecological Society of America (ESA)

(Washington, DC)
• ESA-SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The SPUR Fellowship is the highest honor in the SEEDS program, and fellows are encouraged to be the outstanding leaders in the future of ESA. The awar ... read more

• SEEDS - ESA Annual Meeting Travel Awards for Undergraduate Students and SEEDS Alumni
The Strategies for Education in Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) Program offers travel awards for Undergraduate Students and SEEDS Alumni ... read more


Howard University

(Washington, DC)
• Blandy Experimental Farm REU
Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in t ... read more


Kansas State University

(Manhattan, KS)
• Undergraduate Research in the Ecology and Evolution of Changing Environments: Mechanisms to Responses
The K-State Biology REU program provides opportunities for independent research for students that may not have these opportunities at their home insti ... read more


Marquette University

(Milwaukee, WI)
• Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Summer Research in Biology
This is a 10-week, paid summer research experience. Participants choose a mentor in a diverse selection of fields ranging from microbial ecology to p ... read more


Michigan State University

(East Lansing, MI)
• Kellogg Biological Station summer research for undergraduates to participate in Ecological Research
KBS faculty have received grants from several different federal agencies to involve undergraduates in their research. These positions give you a chanc ... read more

• Plant Genomics @ MSU
: Over twenty plant genomics researchers at Michigan State University collaborate on this NSF funded summer training program for students enrolled in ... read more


Missouri Botanical Garden

(St. Louis, MO)
• REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and Ethnobotany
The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program that will provide research opportunities ... read more


NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

(Edwards, CA)
• NASA Student Airborne Research Program
The NASA Airborne Science Program announces the opportunity for highly motivated rising senior undergraduates to participate in an 8-week summer inter ... read more


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

(Washington, DC)
• Watershed Stewards Program
Join a team of 48 committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration proje ... read more


National Science Foundation (NSF)

(Arlington, VA)
• Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions
Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions (biosphere2.org/education/research-experiences-for-undergraduates) is a 10-week summer ... read more
an IBP member program
• Rutgers-Camden REU: Computational Biology Summer Program
The Computational Biology Summer Program provides meaningful summer research experiences to 10 undergraduate students and combines experimental, theor ... read more
an IBP member program

New Jersey Institute of Technology

(Newark, NJ)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

North Carolina State University

(Raleigh, NC)
• Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity
The North Carolina State Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program ... read more

• Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Plant Molecular Biology
The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology welcome applications for the Integrative Molecular Plant Systems Undergraduate Research Experience. NCSU ... read more

• Plant Pathology REU - Kelman Scholars
The Kelman Scholars Program offers both a summer research internship and research internships during the academic year to undergraduate students inter ... read more


Northeastern University

(Boston, MA)
• DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership ... read more


Northwestern University

(Evanston, IL)
• Plant Biology and Conservation
Offered jointly by Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Plant Biology and Conservation Program offers Master's and PhD degrees ... read more

• REU Summer Internships at the Chicago Botanic Garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden, with colleagues from partner institutions, hosts a 10-week summer research experience. This program offers undergraduate p ... read more


Ohio State University

(Columbus, OH)
• Stone Lab Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program
Stone Lab's Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program brings together students from across the country to learn how to conduct real, ... read more


Oregon State University

(Corvallis, OR)
• NSF Eco-informatics Summer Institute
If you are considering graduate study or a professional career in environmental science, computer science, or mathematics, you should be aware of the ... read more


Parkland College

(Champaign, IL)
• Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students (PRECS)
PRECS: Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students is an opportunity for 10 community college students to conduct researc ... read more


Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

(Crested Butte, CO)
• Advanced Independent Research/REU (with Senior Thesis Option)
This program is an excellent way to decide if a career in field biology is right for you. Independent Research offers intensive mountain field work a ... read more


Rowan University

(Glassboro, NJ)
• Blandy Experimental Farm REU
Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in t ... read more


Rutgers University, Camden

(Camden, NJ)
• Rutgers-Camden REU: Computational Biology Summer Program
The Computational Biology Summer Program provides meaningful summer research experiences to 10 undergraduate students and combines experimental, theor ... read more
an IBP member program

Texas A&M University

(College Station, TX)
• Summer Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The goal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to develop essential skills in d ... read more


The Morton Arboretum

(Lisle, IL)
• Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Students in the Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend 10 weeks at The Morton Arboretum under the mentorshi ... read more


Universidad de Puerto Rico, Bayamón

(Bayamon, PR)
• Blandy Experimental Farm REU
Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in t ... read more


Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

(Mayagüez, PR)
• Blandy Experimental Farm REU
Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in t ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
• Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions
Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions (biosphere2.org/education/research-experiences-for-undergraduates) is a 10-week summer ... read more
an IBP member program

University of California, Berkeley

(Berkeley, CA)
• Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This p ... read more


University of California, Irvine

(Irvine, CA)
• NASA Student Airborne Research Program
The NASA Airborne Science Program announces the opportunity for highly motivated rising senior undergraduates to participate in an 8-week summer inter ... read more


University of California, Santa Cruz

(Santa Cruz, CA)
• Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of California Santa Cruz
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.edu) at the University of California Santa Cruz is currently accepting applica ... read more


University of Chicago

(Chicago, IL)
• REU Program in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
An intensive 10 week program for undergraduates who are considering PhD programs in the biological sciences, and want more experience in a PhD-level r ... read more


University of Colorado, Boulder

(Boulder, CO)
• Research Experience for Community College Students in Critical Zone Science
RECCS (Research Experience for Community College Students in Critical Zone Science) is a summer research internship available to community college stu ... read more


University of Delaware

(Newark, DE)
• College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Summer Institute
The University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers a 10-week Summer Institute for UD and non-UD undergraduate students w ... read more


University of Florida

(Gainesville, FL)
• Grassy Waters Preserve: Environmental Education Internship
Grassy Waters Preserve is dedicated to creating dynamic environmental education experiences that connect residents with the pristine natural environme ... read more

• Summer research position in Plant Disease Ecology as part of an REU
The Flory Lab at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, FL is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate for a Research Experience for Undergrad ... read more


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

(Urbana, IL)
• Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students (PRECS)
PRECS: Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students is an opportunity for 10 community college students to conduct researc ... read more


University of Kansas

(Lawrence, KS)
• REU Site Program: Models in Evolution, Ecology and Systematics
Our 10-week, NSF funded program brings biology, math and computer science majors to the University of Kansas to engage in mentored, independent resear ... read more


University of Michigan

(Ann Arbor, MI)
• REU in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Hydrosphere Interactions in a Changing Global Environment
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is a competitive program funded by t ... read more


University of Missouri, Columbia

(Columbia, MO)
• Plant Genomics Internships and Opportunities
The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is a nationally recognized center for plant genetics research and has been awarded more than 10 grants from t ... read more


University of Nebraska, Lincoln

(Lincoln, NE)
• Redox Biology Center REU: Training in Redox Biology
The Redox Biology Center Summer REU Training Program at the University of Nebraska was established in 2006 by the National Science Foundation to carry ... read more


University of Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

University of Texas, Austin

(Austin, TX)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

University of Virginia

(Charlottesville, VA)
• Blandy Experimental Farm REU
Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in t ... read more


University of Washington

(Seattle, WA)
• GenOM Project ALVA Summer Program
The GenOM Project's Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA), is a summer residential outreach program for incoming Uni ... read more


University of Wisconsin, Madison

(Madison, WI)
• Biosciences Graduate Preview Weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Qualified students will be introduced to bioscience PhD programs offered at UW-Madison and the breadth of research opportunities available on campus.< ... read more
an IBP member programupcoming deadline
• Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program
The Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites undergraduate studen ... read more


Washington State University

(Pullman, WA)
• Research Experience Opportunity for Native American Students
Undergraduate native students from any university in the U.S. are invited to apply for this flexible, 9.5-week research experience opportunity at Wash ... read more


Washington University

(St. Louis, MO)
• Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity t ... read more
an IBP member program

Washington University School of Medicine

(St. Louis, MO)
• Amgen Scholars Program
The Amgen Scholars Program is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 1 ... read more

• Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)
The BioMedRAP is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week labora ... read more


Woods Hole Research Center

(Falmouth, MA)
• The Polaris Project
The Polaris Project brings students to the Arctic to study the effects of climate change first-hand. During the two-week intensive field expedition to ... read more


Post-Baccalaureate


California Conservation Corps

(Sacramento, CA)
• Watershed Stewards Program
Join a team of 48 committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration proje ... read more


California Sea Grant

(La Jolla, CA)
• Watershed Stewards Program
Join a team of 48 committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration proje ... read more


Cornell University

(Ithaca, NY)
• Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend
This weekend is different from typical recruitment weekends, because it brings in students from underrepresented backgrounds to visit before they appl ... read more


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

(Washington, DC)
• Watershed Stewards Program
Join a team of 48 committed individuals throughout California engaged in watershed protection, community outreach and education, and restoration proje ... read more


Northeastern University

(Boston, MA)
• DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership ... read more


Ohio State University

(Columbus, OH)
• SiGuE: Success in Graduate Education
Historically underrepresented groups in basic sciences. SiGuE provides an opportunity to enhance the research experience of post-baccalaureate student ... read more


University of Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA)
• Hot Metal Bridge Program
The University of Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Bridge Program (HMBP) is a two-semester training program to help bridge the gap between completion of an unde ... read more


University of Wisconsin, Madison

(Madison, WI)
• Biosciences Graduate Preview Weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Qualified students will be introduced to bioscience PhD programs offered at UW-Madison and the breadth of research opportunities available on campus.< ... read more
an IBP member programupcoming deadline

Woods Hole Research Center

(Falmouth, MA)
• The Polaris Project
The Polaris Project brings students to the Arctic to study the effects of climate change first-hand. During the two-week intensive field expedition to ... read more


Postdoc & Early Career


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

(Bethesday, MD)
• Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement (IMAGE) Grant Writing Workshop
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks nominations for assistant professors and senior postdoctoral researchers who are tra ... read more


Chicago Botanic Garden

(Chicago, IL)
• Plant Biology and Conservation
Offered jointly by Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Plant Biology and Conservation Program offers Master's and PhD degrees ... read more


Northwestern University

(Evanston, IL)
• Plant Biology and Conservation
Offered jointly by Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Plant Biology and Conservation Program offers Master's and PhD degrees ... read more


Smithsonian Institution

(Washington, DC)
• 3-Year Tupper PostDoctoral Fellowship
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper three-year postdoctoral fellowship. We strongly encoura ... read more
upcoming deadline

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

(Washington, DC)
• 3-Year Tupper PostDoctoral Fellowship
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper three-year postdoctoral fellowship. We strongly encoura ... read more
upcoming deadline

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

(Washington, DC)
• Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: NIFA Fellowships Grant Program
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), established by Congress in the 2008 Farm Bill, is the nation’s premier peer reviewed competitive ... read more


Woods Hole Research Center

(Falmouth, MA)
• The Polaris Project
The Polaris Project brings students to the Arctic to study the effects of climate change first-hand. During the two-week intensive field expedition to ... read more


Faculty & Administrators


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

(Bethesday, MD)
• Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement (IMAGE) Grant Writing Workshop
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks nominations for assistant professors and senior postdoctoral researchers who are tra ... read more


Northeastern University

(Boston, MA)
• DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership ... read more


University of Florida

(Gainesville, FL)
• Grassy Waters Preserve: Environmental Education Internship
Grassy Waters Preserve is dedicated to creating dynamic environmental education experiences that connect residents with the pristine natural environme ... read more


Woods Hole Research Center

(Falmouth, MA)
• The Polaris Project
The Polaris Project brings students to the Arctic to study the effects of climate change first-hand. During the two-week intensive field expedition to ... read more


Research Centers


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

(Bethesday, MD)
• Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement (IMAGE) Grant Writing Workshop
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks nominations for assistant professors and senior postdoctoral researchers who are tra ... read more

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