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USDA NIFA AFRI Rainfed Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN) REU Program

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

This program is designed to provide future engineers and scientists with the skills and perspective necessary to address some of the world's future food and fiber needs. Ten selected students each year will be paired with a faculty advisor and a graduate student mentor at the team institutions. The students will perform research on adaptive management, attend seminars on topics related to sustainability and professional development, and work on a project related to water-limited crop and animal production systems.

Participants will receive:

$9000 stipend (inclusive of travel and room and board), paid in several installments over the summer.

Hands-on research experience in a transdisciplinary team Mentorship by a RAIN team faculty member


Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants should have a 2.5 or greater undergraduate GPA.

Graduating seniors are not eligible for the program.

Participating Institution(s):
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Kansas State University (Lead)
Oklahoma State University
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Agricultural Ecology
Agriculture Economics
Biomass Conversion
Climate Modeling
Nitrogen Cycling
Soil Science
Weather Extremes

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

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