Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Bermuda (BM)
$500 weekly stipend x 12 weeks + return U.S. airfare + accommodation + meals
May 05, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
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2021 Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS): Collaborative Marine Research 


The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has funding from the National Science Foundation, (NSF Award number OCE-2050858), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program to support nine x 12-week internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during fall 2021 (starts August 30, ends November 19). 

An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in oceanography and the marine and atmospheric sciences.  

Students will conduct individual research projects in a collaborative team environment under the expert mentorship of BIOS faculty and staff. This year's REU research projects will be based around the following broad research themes:  

  • Coral Reef Systems Ecology  
  • Plastics in the Marine Environment  
  • Biological Production and Exports: Assessing the Biological Carbon Pump in the Sargasso Sea  
  • Throughout the semester, REU students will give presentations that outline their research topic, methods, and results, including a final presentation to BIOS faculty, staff, and visiting students. REU students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, flora and fauna. We also offer a program of career development workshops and seminars hosted by BIOS faculty. 

    Funding includes return air travel from the U.S. to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend. (Medical/travel insurance is the responsibility of the student).

    Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here http://www.bios.edu/education/reu/ including a link to the online application form, past student testimonials and details of potential projects. 

    To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, over 18 years of age and enrolled in a program of undergraduate study immediately before and after the program dates.   

    We urge all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions. 

    Underrepresented groups, and students attending colleges or universities where research opportunities in STEM are limited, are especially encouraged to apply. 

    Applicants are ineligible if they have participated in a prior NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences. 

    Application deadline is May 31, 2021

    Questions? Contact us at education@bios.edu