Undergraduate Fellowships


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 International House. 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 Application  Summer 2024 Projects
Biology Applications will typically be accepted between January 1-31, 2024 Closed 2024 Bio Projects
Physical Sciences Applications will typically be accepted between January 1-February 4, 2024 Closed 2024 PS Project 

The Museum expresses its utmost appreciation to the late Richard Gilder, a steadfast and most generous benefactor and friend whose visionary philanthropy enabled the Museum to establish the Gilder Graduate School. 

The RGGS Graduate Research Fellowship Program is supported by the National Science Foundation.

The RGGS Research Experiences for Undergraduate programs are supported by the National Science Foundation. 

Additional support for the Richard Gilder Graduate School has been generously provided by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Gerstner Family Foundation; the National Science Foundation; the Annette Kade Charitable Trust; and the Maxwell | Hanrahan Foundation.