Monday, January 22, 2018

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at Mountain Lake Biological Station

The focus of scientific research at MLBS, and therefore of the REU program, is population biology at the intersection of field-based studies of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Student researchers work closely with researcher mentors in compatible areas of interest. Students take leadership roles in all aspects of the study; they design the study and prepare the proposal, collect data and perform analysis, and finally they interpret the results and prepare a written and oral presentation. Compared to many other REU programs, ours offers a high degree of independence in project choice and design. 

Mountain Lake is also special in its exciting, diverse, and friendly academic community. This atmosphere fosters collaboration at all levels, and promotes the constant exchange of ideas with fellow students and scientists. Many projects are submitted for publication in leading biological journals. Students also participate in a weekly seminar about the conduct of biological research. REU participants have access to state-of-the-art facilities and are granted full use of all Station scientific and computer equipment. English is used throughout the program.

The MLBS REU program provides participants with take home a stipend of $5,500. It also covers all room and board expenses and has a project and travel budget. UVA's "Campers Accidental Coverage" provides limited health insurance coverage. 

Application deadline is February 20th. 
Program dates: May 28 - August 3
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