Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Animal Behavior

Title 
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Animal Behavior
Institution 
Indiana University
Institution Type 
undergrad, comprehensive, graduate research
City 
Bloomington
State 
Indiana
Field 
biology, neuroscience, cognition, and evolution
Start Date 
May 23, 2016
End Date 
July 30, 2016
Stipend 
$5500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 8, 2016
Description 
Funded by the National Science Foundation, our program offers a unique opportunity for talented undergraduates to do state-of-the-art research and gain valuable skills while exploring career opportunities in the sciences. During the first two weeks, interns divide their time between group training activities and their home laboratories. The group training activities include research seminar presentations, hands-on training in field and laboratory techniques, a trip behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo, and a workshop on research ethics. For the remainder of the summer, students conduct individual research projects under the guidance of their mentors and prepare final presentations of the results. We also offer brief workshops on taking the GRE, applying to graduate school, and designing professional presentations in Power Point.
Qualifications 
Program participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Those who will have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree before June 2016 are NOT eligible to apply. The program is very competitive and receives approximately 500 applications for 10 summer internships. A 3.0 and above GPA and demonstrated interest in the sciences is highly recommended.
Contact 
Dr. Laura Hurley or Linda Summers
URL 
http://www.indiana.edu/~animal/reu/
Email 
cisab@indiana.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes

Free/single dorm room, travel, and a meal plan provided by program