The Guppy Group in the Dept. of Biology at Colorado State University is seeking applicants for an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
(REU) position in summer 2015 to study the effects of gene flow on guppy behavior. The successful applicant will work closely with Drs. Lisa Angeloni and Chris Funk and PhD students John Kronenberger and Dale Broder to develop an independent research project centered around our ongoing gene flow experiment. The primary objective will be to assess how our experimental treatments differentially affect behavior and how this, in turn, impacts fitness. This REU will provide invaluable experience in study design, behavioral assays, molecular genetic techniques, data analysis, and dissemination of results, and will thereby prepare the student for graduate school and/or a career in inquiry-based scientific research. This position lasts for 12 weeks (beginning mid- to late-May) and allows for two weeks off if the student so desires. A stipend of $2,000/month will be provided to cover housing and other expenses, and additional funds are available for travel to a scientific conference.
The student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and should be enrolled as an undergraduate in Fall 2015. Applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged. To apply, please email the following application materials as PDFs to John Kronenberger (email@example.com) by Friday, March 20th:
1) A cover letter including the following:
– Why you are interested in this position?
– What previous experience do you have that is relevant for this position?
– When are you available to start and end this position?
– What are your future plans?
2) A resume including contact information for at least two references
3) A transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
For more information about the experiment referred to above, please visit: http://johnkronenberger.weebly.com/
Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition- Travel to the British Virgin Islands to help the Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis)
The Fort Worth Zoo is seeking participants to provide support for its Anegada iguana conservation project. All participants will play a direct role in conservation research and gain valuable skills in field methods.
Session 1: May 17-25
Session 2: May 26-June 3
Session 3: July 12-20
Session 4: July 21-29
Cost: $1,450 for one person (flight and cab fares not included).
Cooperative Education & Internship Program – USDA STEC CAP Internship Program
New Mexico State University Career Services in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture is assisting with providing information on the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Internship Program for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture STEC CAP grant. This grant supports understanding and controlling “Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli” (STEC) throughout the beef and veal system The long-term goal of the STEC CAP is to reduce the occurrence and public health risks due to STEC in beef and veal using a quantitative microbial risk assessment platform.
MSI-based undergraduate and graduate students can apply for summer or fall 2015 research internships at any of the 12 core STEC CAP institutions, or to work with the principal investigators at the two MSI schools funded under the current request for proposal. These internships provide students great experiential learning related to food safety and the beef/veal system, and our experts (approximately 50 associated researchers) will mentor each intern in the intricacies associated with sound scientific research to prepare each student for future graduate program responsibilities and/or industry-based employment.
This is a great opportunity for students who are majoring in Biology. For additional program information and the internship application please visit: http://www.stecbeefsafety.org/msi-program
The information is also posted on NMSU AggieCAREER Manager – job #43170. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information or have any questions.
Lake Erie Center, University of Toledo, OH
Join our Land-Lake Ecology Team This Summer!
Paid NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Lake Erie Center, The University of Toledo, OH
$5000 Stipend, 9 weeks, June 1 – July 31, plus paid dorm, roundtrip transportation & research expenses
- Fun, Exciting, Meaningful Field & Lab Research
- Build the skills for your dream career
- Fields: Environmental Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geography, GIS
- Develop life-long connections with top scientists, faculty, engineers, grad students & agencies
- Study and help combat environmental problems:
- Harmful Algal Blooms
- Water Quality
- Use & Apply Top Technology: Sensor networks, water quality, environmental DNA, next-gen sequencing, Geographic Information Systems, ROVs, drones, etc.
- Field trips: canoeing, lake sampling, wetlands
- Social: Cedar Point, Mudhens baseball, concerts, kayaking
Rising college Juniors & Seniors preferred (rising Sophomores ok). Must be U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
Apply by Friday, March 27: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/lec/reu.html
Undergraduate Field Research June 21-July 15, 2015 in Cameroon, Africa
Drexel University and the Central African Biodiversity Alliance (www.CABAlliance.org) are offering an undergraduate field research
course in Cameroon from June 21 – July 15, 2015. This 3.5 week course will pair US students with African students in
field-based research projects focused on a suite of diverse taxa to inform conservation practice under climate change in central Africa.
The course will be team-taught, including lectures and field-instruction by professors from Drexel, UCLA, U. Hong Kong, U.
Halle Wittenberg (Germany), U. Buea (Cameroon), The Higher Institute of Environmental Sciences (Cameroon) and the National University of Equatorial Guinea. Lectures will take place in Yaounde, the capitol of Cameroon. Students will carry out field research projects at Mbam & Djerem National Park and Ebo Forest, both with excellent opportunities for viewing some of Africas most iconic wildlife. Detailed information about the course is available at www.CABAlliance.org. The course is heavily subsidized by an NSF-PIRE award. Space is very limited, and spots are filling quickly. All US students should apply through Drexel Study Abroad
Applications from US students will be accepted through March 15, 2015. African students should apply for the course by contacting Dr. Eric Fokam (email@example.com), a professor at the University of Buea, Cameroon. Please contact Katy Gonder (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Mitchell (email@example.com) for more information.
REU Opportunity Summer 2015: “Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity”
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Biological
Sciences invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience
for Undergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity. This is a
10 week summer program. The goal of this program is to provide
undergraduate students with experience in hypothesis-driven
collaborative research utilizing field based and/or laboratory methods
and fully engage students in projects associated with the ecology and
evolution influencing Chihuahuan Desert biodiversity.
The program provides:
- High quality research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology
in the field and/or lab
- Research opportunities at the Indio Mountains Research Station
(IMRS), a 40,000 acre facility controlled by UTEP
- One-on-one and group mentoring from active research faculty in
- Training in bioethics and other relevant professional skills
The program includes:
- $5000 stipend for 10 weeks
- Housing in shared apartments and field station
- Travel reimbursement of up to $600. For more information on the program, research projects or to apply please visit: http://cossrvfile00.utep.edu/cdb-reu/
Sepela Field Programs will be offering four field courses this year:
- Field Photography
- Animal-Plant Interactions
- Primate Veterinary Care
- Field Primatology
Summer or Postbaccalaureate Research Program at The Genome Institute at Washington University
Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular Molecular Biology
The BCMB Department at UT-Knoxville will once again offer a special REU program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience. The broad focus is on Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems. The team of REU faculty represent multiple modern scientific disciplines including cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and computational biology.
We especially encourage rising sophomores and rising junior undergraduate science majors to apply.
Underrepresented minorities, women, and first generation college students are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
More information and on-line applications are available at our web site, http://bcmb.utk.edu/undergraduate-studies/reu/
Undergraduate Research in Evolution and Systematics at AMNH (American Museum of National History)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, offers paid summer internships for qualified undergraduate students to conduct research projects with AMNH scientists in evolutionary biology and systematics, linked to specific individual research projects. Included in the program are a general orientation to the Museum and a series of weekly meetings at which students discuss their research, present informal progress reports, and participate in discussions and seminars as well as graduate and research career opportunities. At the conclusion of the internships, students deliver oral presentations of their work and prepare publication quality research papers. Successful applicants will receive a stipend and dormitory housing on a nearby university campus, or an equivalent housing stipend, will be provided together with a subsistence allowance. Based on need, travel costs to and from New York City are also covered.
The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program is now accepting applications for 2015
Please apply online at www.clminternship.org/applying
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Maximum awards are $20,000 for the Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates) and $30,000 for the Boren Fellowships (for graduate students). In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at www.borenaward.org
NIH IRTA (for undergrads at graduation)
No deadline but sooner is better
Health Communications Internship program (all levels)
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