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** For the full posting, see https://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/undergraduate-program/kbs-lter-reu/. **

REU Fellowship Description: This REU fellowship opportunity is funded through the Kellogg Biological Station’s Long-Term Ecological Research (KBS LTER) site, but will be based primarily at the University of Michigan. There are three total REU positions available for summer 2023. The ideal candidate will have a general enthusiasm for agroecology field crop research – see the individual lab descriptions below for a range of project topics in a variety of settings. Applicants should be generally comfortable working outside under different weather conditions. Field work requires appropriate dress for working in dense vegetation, as well as tolerance of sun. As summer fieldwork is weather dependent, flexibility is critical for these REU positions.

The summer 2023 KBS LTER REU opportunity will allow you to learn the process of research: reading literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, writing a research proposal, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting your results. Interest in conveying research findings to a general audience is important. We will provide numerous opportunities for learning in the laboratory, greenhouse, and outdoors. A collaborative and team-oriented lab group of grad students and technicians will provide research support and feedback when necessary and expose the student to a diverse range of projects. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional development activities in addition to their research project.

The program will run for 10 weeks, from May 21st- July 29th and will be based at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, with multiple trips to Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI planned throughout the summer. Student housing is available, room and board costs are covered by the program. The student will work on average 40 hours a week and receive a stipend of $6,000. The stipend will be paid in two payments, one at the start of the program and one at the midpoint of the program. Travel for field research to KBS, presentations, or academic meetings off campus will be covered by the research mentor’s lab, and additional funding for REU research supplies is available.

Additional funds may be made available for the REU to attend and present their research at a scientific meeting.

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