The Field Museum REU Program

Title 
The Field Museum REU Program
Institution 
The Field Museum
Institution Type 
Museum
City 
Chicago
State 
IL
Field 
Evolutionary biology, botany, ornithology, zoology
Start Date 
6/11/18
End Date 
8/17/18
Stipend 
$525/week
Hrs / Week 
35
Deadline 
2/5/18
Description 
The Field Museum REU program will train a cohort of at least eight students in biodiversity-related research in a 10-week summer program. Each participant will undertake an independent research project supervised by a museum scientist in a discipline such as taxonomy and systematics, phylo/biogeography, paleontology, molecular phylogenetics, or conservation. Students will experience biological diversity through the use of the museum’s collections in their research, and will be trained in project-relevant techniques and equipment such as the scanning electron microscope, various light microscopy set-ups, and equipment in the Pritzker DNA lab. A six-week course in phylogenetic systematics run concurrently with intern projects will provide a common theoretical framework for their research. At the conclusion of the summer students will present their research results to their peers and museum scientists at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Providing equal opportunity in biodiversity-related research is an important goal of the program.
Qualifications 
Students must be US citizens or permanent residents. Graduating seniors and recent graduates may not apply.
Contact 
Emily Hallock
URL 
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers/research-scholarships-and-grants/research-experiences-undergraduates-reu
Email 
ehallock@fieldmuseum.org
Number of Participants 
8
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes