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REU Program

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is a competitive program funded by the National Science Foundation. Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region (Award No. TBD) provides a truly interdisciplinary and hands-on experience with field-based projects combining ecology, atmospheric sciences, and/or hydrological sciences. Whatever the project focus, students engage with all phases of research, from hypothesis formulation and data gathering to analysis, interpretation, and communication of scientific findings. During this nine-week program, students will:

  • Work closely with a research mentor on a project of mutual interest.
  • Design, conduct, analyze, and report on their research project, with guidance from the mentor and the two program co-directors.
  • Participate in workshops and group discussions designed to provide the background knowledge and technical tools needed to carry out interdisciplinary scientific research.
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge that can help address many of Earth's most important environmental challenges.


REU runs for nine weeks (June 20 - August 19, 2017) at the UM Biological Station, pending funding. 


REU is funded by the National Science Foundation. REU students receive a stipend of $5,000, travel and research supplies allowance, and room and board expenses at UMBS.


REU students must be of at least sophomore status by the fall term following their REU participation. Seniors with a graduation date before August are not eligible.

Participants also must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.


The deadline to apply is March 1.