Additional Information on Our REU FellowshipsREU Fellows are undergraduates who are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF, pending grant renewal) (See Undergraduate Applications for general requirements) The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory’s REU program aims to engage students in scientific explorations in the Laboratory’s focus area, Comparative Regenerative Biology, while providing them with opportunities to build skills important to successful careers in the biological sciences. For 10 weeks, each REU student will conduct independent research under the close guidance of a productive research scientist. Students will have access to state-of-the-art research laboratories and core facilities, support staff, and our inspirational coastal setting where research in the developmental and regenerative biology of marine organisms has taken place for over a century. Students will join in MDI Biological Laboratory’s active scientific community as they learn about scientific research.
- Open to US citizen undergraduates anywhere in the United States and U.S. Territories who do not have prior undergraduate degrees and are eligible for fellowships.
- Students from underserved populations are encouraged to apply.
- All REU Fellows will carry out their research onsite at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
- Students must be aiming for careers in research.
- Students enrolled in non-research-intensive colleges, universities, and community colleges are highly encouraged to apply.
- All REU fellows participate in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and ethics training.
- REU Fellows receive some travel assistance, housing, meal plans, and stipends.
- Competitive applicants will have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.