Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – New York

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Title: REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)


Description: The Translational Ecology for Undergraduates program gives 10 students an intensive summer research experience in ecology. Students work with mentors on cutting edge topics of their choice while developing autonomy. They also engage in enrichment activities designed to foster critical reflection about science and its linkages to society. Examples of projects include: Ecosystem regulation of mosquitoes and disease risk, Hudson River habitats in a changing world, Ecological change in the Sky Lakes on the Shawangunk Ridge, Nitrogen fixation in forest ecosystems. Check our website for a full description of opportunities for summer 2020.

Location: Millbrook, NY

Start and End dates: 05/20/2020 – 08/9/2020

Fellowship positions available: 1

Are the dates flexible? Yes

Eligibility and Requirements:Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate during the summer of 2020.  Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Summer Stipend: $550.00/week; $6,600 total. Students will be staying in a rustic lodge on the Cary property, which includes a kitchen area. Cookware is provided. Students also receive a $900 food stipend.

Other services provided: Housing is provided. Airfare/ mileage is provided. Ground transportation on site is provided if needed. Research materials or equipment are provided. There are other weekly educational opportunities on-site for students e.g. seminars. We have career development / awareness activities in place.