Undergraduate Fellowships

This year’s REU program will run from June 1 to August 6, 2021. 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), offers paid summer internships for qualified undergraduate students to conduct research projects with AMNH scientists in either evolutionary biology or physical sciences. Students receive a generous stipend and living and transportation expenses; housing is provided at nearby Columbia University. In addition to hands-on research, students participate in a series of weekly meetings at which they discuss their research, present informal progress reports, and engage in discussions and seminars regarding scientific research, graduate school, and research career opportunities. At the conclusion, they deliver oral presentations of their work and prepare publication quality research papers.

All REU students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.  Students must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program following this summer internship. As part of the National Science Foundation’s commitment to broadening participation in STEM fields, we especially encourage students who come from community colleges, undergraduate-only institutions, and minority-serving institutions to apply.  Please read instructions before applying.  For assistance with application process, contact [email protected]

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Program Name Next Deadline Instructions Link to Application Projects
Biology
Applications will be accepted from January 1-January 31, 2021
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Physical Sciences
Applications will be accepted from January 1-January 31, 2021
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