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

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Bermuda (BM)
$500 weekly stipend x 12 weeks + roundtrip airfare (from and to the U.S.) + accommodation + meals
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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2022 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 2022 (starts August 29, ends November 18). 

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

This life-changing 12-week program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct intensive, hands-on 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:  

  • Measuring Coral Reef Community Light-Use Efficiency  
  • Coral Reef Function: Environmental Drivers of Organism and Community Scale Metabolism 
  • Coral Larval Settlement and Recruitment Dynamics

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 round trip air fare (from and to the U.S.) campus accommodation and all 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 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 particularly encouraged to apply. 

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

Application deadline is May 31, 2022

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The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Inc. (BIOS) is uniquely situated and excellently equipped for highly productive marine field research. Only 700 miles (about two hours flying time) from the East Coast of the U.S., Bermuda is located on some of the world's northernmost coral reefs and surrounded by deep ocean. Significant research opportunities are presented by Bermuda's diversity of ecological communities: from limestone caves and mangroves to coral reefs and the Sargasso Sea. Our mission is to transform the fields of oceanography, marine science, and ocean health through a blend of cutting edge research, comprehensive educational experiences and a commitment to share our knowledge internationally.

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