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Undergraduate Program: Research Opportunities

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program)

Application Deadline: The REU application deadline for Summer 2018 is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this year. Please check back in January 2019, for Summer 2019.
Decisions: will begin on March 23, 2018
Summer Research Experience: May 29-August 6, 2018

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 10 students will work closely on a collaborative, interdisciplinary project. Students in this 10-week program will receive a stipend of $520 per week, a $100 allotment for food, and on-campus housing ($6,200 total).

The Department of Biology has a long-standing commitment to mentoring undergraduates in research, as well as a strong track record of highly productive interdisciplinary research collaborations. 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 a symposium.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an accredited institution. Candidates should have a strong academic record. We especially encourage applications from women and minorities, 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