The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO will be offering an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program in 2019. 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. The most important purpose of the Garden’s research is to support plant conservation and sustainability. Available projects deal with subjects including plant taxonomy, restoration ecology, conservation biology, plant morphology, and emerging crops.
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 underrepresented groups and from schools with limited research infrastructure are particularly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 28, 2019. Further information on the program, available mentors and projects, and how to apply can be obtained from the website: www.mobot.org/reu. If the website does not answer your questions, please email Monica Carlsen.