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KBS REU Site- Understanding biological responses to global change in a field station community

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduate Students

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

World renowned for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology, Kellogg Biological Station is a premier site for field experimental research that takes advantage of the diverse managed and unmanaged ecosystems. The varied habitats of KBS includes forests, old fields, streams, wetlands, lakes, and agricultural lands. These positions give you a chance to conduct full-time research in a close-knit community of welcoming, dedicated researchers.

This program is 10 weeks long.


-$6000 stipend plus FREE room and board

-Up to $600 to cover transportation to and from KBS

-Up to $250 for research expenses

What are the benefits of an REU at KBS?

-Join a dynamic group of students and faculty for an authentic field research experience

-Learn the process of research: reading the literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, collecting and analyzing the data, and presenting the results as a paper, poster, and/or talk.

-Explore if a career in research is a good choice for you

-Build references for your application to graduate school or other program

-Participate in seminars and research discussions, and (if your schedule allows) field classes

How do you apply?

Please visit the website and read over the full project descriptions before you apply! You can find the project descriptions by clicking on the project titles that are listed. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen with undergraduate status to participate in these programs.

Participating Institution(s):
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Michigan State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences

Microbial Ecology

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

Page last updated 2/2/2024
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