Chicago Botanic Garden REU: From Genes to Ecosystems

Title 
Chicago Botanic Garden REU: From Genes to Ecosystems
Institution 
The Chicago Botanic Garden with partner institutions including Northwestern University Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation
Institution Type 
Botanic Garden and Research University
City 
Glencoe
State 
IL
Field 
Rare Plant Conservation, Restoration Ecology, Genetics, Population Biology, Pollination Biology, Reproductive Biology, Genomics, Evolution and Systematics, Soil & Fungal Biology and related fields
Start Date 
6/11/18
End Date 
8/17/18
Stipend 
$5500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
. The application deadline is midnight Thursday February 1, 2018.
Description 
Projects typically involve both field and laboratory work to provide interns a breadth of experience. Excellent laboratories in the new Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center will provide REU participants access to resources for research in ecology, soil science, genetics, reproductive biology, GIS, microscopy, population biology, geochemistry, isotopic analysis, and other areas of investigation. Applications now open for the Chicago Botanic Garden summer 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: From Genes to Ecosystems! Learn more about our program at http://www.cbgreu.org which has information on program background, application process, and contact information. Interns work with a mentor to conduct an independent research project, participate in training and professional development programs, and present their results at a public symposium. Participants should be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled as an undergraduate in fall 2018. They will receive a stipend of $5,500 in addition to assistance travelling to Chicago. Room and board is provided in downtown Chicago. The application deadline is midnight Thursday February 1, 2018. The 10-week program starts June 11, 2018 and runs through August 17, 2018. We encourage applications from students at non-PhD granting universities and people that are under-represented in biological fields. Students can find more information and apply at http://www.cbgreu.org, and questions can be directed to info@cbgreu.org. Thank You and we look forward to reviewing your application! Chicago Botanic Garden REU Program team info@cbgreu.org
Qualifications 
NSF-supported REU participants must be current undergraduate students (enrolled fall 2018) and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Graduating seniors or recent graduates are not eligible to apply. We encourage applications from students at non-PhD granting universities and people that are under-represented in biological fields.
Contact 
Hilary Noble
URL 
http://cbgreu.org
Email 
info@cbgreu.org
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Housing Cost 
Yes, at The University Center in Downtown Chicago
Subsistence Provided 
yes
Subsistence Cost 
The program provides free accommodation and one meal a day at the University Center but cannot pay for alternative setups.