Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Agency: Botany and Conservation Biology Research at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Location: St. Louis, MO
Closing Date: February 28, 2021
Contact: Dr. Monica Carlsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
What- The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2021 Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) program, which will provide research training for 10 students for 10 weeks
during the summer. Students will work on independent mentored projects in botany and conservation
biology. Subjects of available projects include taxonomy of tropical plants, population genetics and
speciation, biodiversity modeling, conservation biology, restoration ecology, and crop development.
Where- The Missouri Botanical Garden occupies 79 acres in St. Louis. Students will have access to a
herbarium of 6.5 million specimens, an excellent botanical library, rich garden collections, a laboratory
with facilities for plant anatomy, microscopy, digital imaging, SEM, and DNA analysis, and the Shaw
Nature Reserve – a 2,400+ acre ecological preserve featuring prairie, forest, glades, wetlands, and 14
miles of hiking trails.
Who- Undergraduates returning to their program in the fall following the REU. You must be a U.S.
citizen or permanent resident. Students from schools with limited research infrastructure and from
underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Selection will be based on
demonstrated interest, ability to work independently, relevant coursework and experience, and
potential for continuing onward to a career in science.
Benefits: Weekly stipend of $600, housing and food allowances, transportation, and supplies for
research are provided
See the complete announcement and apply here.