The University of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, AR, will support the training of ~10 degree-seeking undergraduate students for 10 weeks during the summer of 2022 (May 31 to August 5, 2022). Room and board will be provided as well as a $6000 stipend during the program.
This opportunity specifically welcomes Native American undergraduates from Native-serving two-year colleges, four-year universities, and research universities as well as students from other under-represented groups in STEM. However, all undergraduates are welcome and encouraged to apply. Students will participate in structured lectures combined with laboratory and field research, and cultural enrichment activities that emphasize the process of science, the ethic of sustainability, sustainability of food, water, and energy systems, and the cultural connections of ecology with tribal traditions. Students will develop and complete an independent research project with the aid of their mentor(s), attend and present at a professional meeting, and complete a manuscript. Students will participate in responsible conduct of research training and ethics modules interspersed throughout the program.
TO APPLY please submit an online application. We use the REU common application. It allows you to apply for multiple REU programs and, thus, requires a short general personal statement that can be used to evaluate you by multiple programs. We require you to provide an additional short (5000 characters or less) personal statement that specifically addresses why you want to participate in EcoREU. There will also be a space to submit an unofficial college transcript, a resume, and two reference email contacts. The system will contact your references directly. Women, minority, and disabled students are strongly encouraged to apply.
More information about the program is available by visiting http://ecoreu.uark.edu, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Apply by March 25, 2022 to receive first consideration. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
If you can't travel for on campus REU experience due to health concerns or primary caregiver responsibilities, we will consider the request to participate remotely. Please contact Dr. Kusum Naithani <email@example.com> before applying for remote REU.