Biological Discovery in Woods Hole
Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research


Department of Education
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole MA 02543

Program Dates: June 12 – August 16, 2019

2019 Application

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 $550 per week plus room and board for the duration of the program. For priority consideration, applications are due by February 15, 2019. If needed, applications may be reviewed up to the final deadline of March 10, 2019. However, applications may close before March 10, 2019 if all spots are filled with accepted students being notified by the end of March, 2019. Please use the links below to read the Program Details and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) prior to contacting the program with questions. A list of mentors and the projects they pursue can be found in the Program Details document.

Details | FAQ

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