The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO will be offering an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program in 2017. Ten students will be chosen to participate in a ten-week program involving full-time work on an independent research project, with the guidance of a staff mentor, in addition to educational seminars, discussion sessions and field trips. Available research projects deal with subjects including taxonomy, population genetics and speciation, conservation biology, restoration ecology, biodiversity modeling, and crop development. Students will receive a weekly stipend as well as housing, food, transportation, and funding for research supplies. Eligible students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be returning to school in the fall semester after the REU program. Students from schools with limited research infrastructure and from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2017. Further information on the program, available mentors and projects, and how to apply can be obtained from the website: www.mobot.org/reu.