Biological Discovery in Woods Hole
Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research


Department of Education
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole MA 02543

Program Dates: June 11 – August 18, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program. The application deadline has passed and the directors anticipate all decisions being made no later than April 1st. The program will again be offered in 2018 and online applications will be available in Mid December of 2017.

The Marine Biological Laboratory invites undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences to apply to the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program. Faculty with expertise in molecular and cell biology, neurobiology & behavior, physiology, developmental biology, and evolutionary biology will guide ten highly motivated undergraduate students in this National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. Each undergraduate student will be placed in the laboratory of an MBL research scientist and fully participate in all laboratory exercises and activities. The program will provide a stipend of approximately $5000 to each student, and room and board for the duration of the program. For priority consideration, applications are due by February 15, 2017 with a final deadline of March 10, 2017 with students notified by the end of March, 2017. Please use above links to read the program details and FAQ prior to contacting the program about questions.

For examples of undergraduate research projects, please review the abstracts listed below.

MBL Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstracts: (pdf format)

Videos of presentations given at MBL Undergraduate Research Symposium