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--Summer 2015 positions and applications will be available in January!--

To get a better idea of what it's like to be a REU check out this BLOG POST!


KBS faculty have received grants from several different federal agencies to involve undergraduates in their research. These positions give you a chance to conduct full-time research under the supervision of faculty.happy reu student

This program is 12 weeks long (Late-May to early August).


  • $4500 stipend plus FREE room and board
  • Up to $400 to cover transportation to and from KBS
  • Up to $500 for research expenses

What are the benefits of an REU at KBS?

  • Join a dynamic group of students and faculty for an authentic field research experience
  • Learn the process of research: reading the literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, collecting and analyzing the data, and presenting the results as a paper, poster, and/or talk.
  • Explore if a career in research is a good choice for you
  • Build references for your application to graduate school or other program
  • Participate in seminars and research discussions, and (if your schedule allows) field classes

How do you apply?

Please read over the full project descriptions before you apply! You can find the project descriptions by clicking on the project titles listed below.

We invite applications from highly motivated individuals, and encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen with undergraduate status to participate in these programs.

To get a better idea of what it's like to be a REU check out this BLOG POST from a 2014 REU!

Applications for 2015 will be available in January!

Summer 2014 Projects

Plant Eco-physiology

Restoration ecology

Plant Mating System Evolution

Using soil tests to survey farmer attitudes about soil health

Effects of genetic diversity on plants and insects

Algal adaptation to temperature and nutrients

Are mutualists important for plant adaptation to environments?


If you have questions about the application process, please email KBSsummer@kbs.msu.edu.

If you have questions about the REU itself, please email the mentor or program coordinator for the project you are interested in.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 19:58