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Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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an IBP member program

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.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Experience careers that explore solutions for climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resources management, and urban life through the Center for Tree Science REU Program, Tree Science in the Anthropocene, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Current undergraduate students may apply for this nationally competitive fellowship. Participate in a paid, intensive 10-week summer program to conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a PhD-level mentor. Research areas include: evolutionary biology, ecosystems ecology, conservation biology, urban forestry and tree care, computer modeling, and engineering solutions.

Gain direct experience on all aspects of a research project, from reading the primary literature, experimental design, collecting and analyzing data, to presenting the results at a final symposium. Develop critical thinking, independence, self-confidence, perseverance, and collaborative skills. Interact with REUs from other Chicago institutions, and benefit from workshops on science communication, ethics, and professional development. Learn skills you can apply anywhere. The Center for Tree Science also offers opportunities to return to continue your work.

Successful applicants receive a $6,000 stipend, housing, travel assistance, and research budget.

Participating Institution(s):
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Morton Arboretum (Lead)

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

Ecological Modeling
Forest Ecology
Natural Resoruces
Plant Genetics
Soil Science
Statistical Modelling
Tropical Ecology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/16/2023
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