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InSTInCT: Inclusive Student Training in Collections and field-based Topics (InSTInCT) REU Program

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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.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Inclusive Student Training in Collections and field-based Topics REU Program is an 8-week summer research program that provides undergraduates an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge scientific research on the diversity of life and organisms in their natural environment. Students are matched with a faculty mentor based on research interests and are given access and exposure to the wealth of resources and facilities that UT Austin has to offer. Participants receive a $4,000 summer stipend, a travel voucher, and room and board at UT Austin.

A central theme of InSTInCT is to broaden the participation of historically excluded groups in the natural sciences. Program participants partake in an inclusive professional development curriculum that highlights careers in the biodiversity sciences, applying to graduate school, and thriving as a scientist.

InSTInCT students will have multiple opportunities to engage with the broader community of field- and collections-based researchers at UT through weekly socials, grad student mentors, facility tours, and field trips. The program will culminate in a research symposium where InSTInCT students will present their summer research to the UT community.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Texas, Austin (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography


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

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