Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Summer 2021 Opportunities

University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s (GCRL) Summer Field Program

Since 1947, the Summer Field Program has provided undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain hands-on field and laboratory experience from coastal-science courses focused on experiential learning.  Our courses are geared toward students in the natural/biological/marine/coastal sciences, but are open to students in any major.  
All Field Program courses are offered through the USM Division of Coastal Sciences and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  
The current brochure featuring our summer 2021 course offerings can be found here: https://gcrl.usm.edu/summer_field/docs/2021%20SFP%20Brochure.web.pdf

Applications are currently being accepted for summer 2021.


University of Iowa Summer 2021 Research Experience

The University of Iowa is offering ten NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) positions during the summer of 2021. Research projects span a range of topics, including evolution of behavior, origin of species, cancer evolution, evolution of sex, Evo-Devo, and paleontology. REU students will work on a specific project with one faculty mentor, but through interactions with their cohort they receive a broad exposure to evolutionary science. As part of the program, students: are trained in research best practices, participate in career workshops, create a digital exhibit based on their research for the University of Iowa Natural History Museum, and make formal research presentations based on their work. Free housing, a meal allowance, a $6000 stipend, and a travel allowance will be provided to all participants. 

The REU program website and application form can be found here: https://biology.uiowa.edu/reu. Note that while it is subject to change depending on status of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently planning for the REU to be an in-person experience.

If you have questions, please direct them to Andrew Forbes (andrew-forbes@uiowa.edu) or Maurine Neiman (maurine-neiman@uiowa.edu).