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Undergraduate Program: Research Opportunities

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program)

Apply: Online application form
Deadline: The final deadline for REU Program applications is March 15, 2019. However, decisions are typically made on a rolling basis, so we encourage applicants to apply early. Final decisions will be made by late March/early April.
Summer Research Experience: May 28-August 5, 2019

The Department of Biology at Tufts University offers a NSF funded summer research program entitled "Integrative approaches to studying recognition systems in cells, organisms, and populations" in which 12 students will work closely on a collaborative, interdisciplinary project. Students in this 10-week program will receive a stipend of $575 per week, a $100 allotment for food, and on-campus housing ($6,750 total).

Our department has a long-standing commitment to mentoring undergraduates in research, as well as a strong track record of highly productive interdisciplinary research. Science is a collaborative enterprise, requiring the combined expertise of researchers from diverse fields. The goals of this summer program are: to increase students’ proficiency in biological research and collaborative skills, to educate and inspire students toward future research careers, and to develop students' ability to effectively communicate scientific results. In addition to research, students will participate in weekly discussions, seminars, field trips, and symposia.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an accredited institution. Candidates should have a strong academic record. We especially encourage applications from first generation students, veterans, students from historically underrepresented groups, as well as students from community colleges and other institutions that do not traditionally offer research opportunities.

Contact Us for More Information:

Please send an email to REU@tufts.edu or by mail:

Tufts REU Summer Program
Department of Biology
Tufts University
Robinson Hall Room 369
200 College Ave
Medford MA 02155