Chicago Botanic Garden REU-Interns
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:51 AM

This summer, the Chicago Botanic Garden and partner institutions will host 10 NSF-REU interns (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) conducting research under the broad theme of plant biology and conservation, from genetic to ecosystem levels of inquiry.

Potential projects include work in systematics, conservation biology, restoration ecology, biogeochemistry, and related fields. Students will gain laboratory and field experience, participate in professional development activities, help mentor high-school student researchers, and enjoy a fun social environment.

Participation is restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be enrolled as undergraduates after summer 2014. Interns will receive a stipend of $4,750 and room and board in downtown Chicago. Costs of travel to and from Chicago will be covered.

We encourage applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences and students who have limited research opportunities at their home institutions.

The application deadline is January 31, 2014, and the 10-week program will run from June 9-August 15, 2014. For more information or to apply, visit