NSF REU Biological Discovery in Woods Hole

Course date:
Jun 15, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022
Application due date:
Mar 10, 2020

We are entering the program’s 11th summer! 

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 summer program. Due to the overwhelming number of applications received, we unfortunately will not be accepting any more new applications. All completed applications are currently being reviewed. Students that have submitted applications that are not yet complete are encouraged to complete them as soon as possible.

If you were unable to apply, please consider applying in 2023.  Applications will open early to mid-December 2022.

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) invites undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences to apply to the NSF REU 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 (NSFREU) 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 and room and board for the duration of the program. Students from small colleges or from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  

Please read the entire Program Details and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before contacting MBL with questions. Any questions not covered in the Program Details and/or FAQs must be sent to NSFREU@MBL.EDU. Please do not contact the education office at MBL as that will only delay any response. Please Note: All application materials must be uploaded electronically.