Wednesday, March 1, 2017

University of North Florida

REU Program in Coastal and Marine Biology

Applications due – 3/20/17

The UNF REU Program offers paid research training experiences in Coastal Biology to 10 undergraduate students during a 10-week period from early June-late July.  REU participants are paired with Coastal Biologists at UNF and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) and conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor’s expertise.  Prior to this, students will complete a 1-week orientation on performing research in Coastal Biology to prepare them for their directed research projects.  Students will also gain experience in science communication by presenting the results of their project at a departmental-wide research poster mini-symposium.  Participants will attend research seminars and workshops on career skills in science.  Students may also have the opportunity to present their research findings at professional conferences.

The 2017 program will take place over 10 weeks during the summer, from May 22 - July 28, 2017. Dates are subject to change. Students must be available for the entire duration of the program.

CLICK HERE to meet the 2017 UNF REU mentors and learn about their programs.

To be eligible for the 2017 UNF REU Program, students must be: 
  • U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions 
  • Enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree.
  • Available for the full duration of the program, from May 22rd to July 28th (some exceptions possible) 

Freshman- and Sophomore-level science students and students from minority groups underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply!

Students participating in the UNF REU Program receive:
  • $5,000 stipend over the 10-week period
  • Free dormitory housing and meals
  • Support for travel expenses between UNF and their home institution

UNF REU APPLICATION  The online application form must be submitted by March 20, 2017.

Questions?  Email your questions to with the subject heading “UNF REU Program”.