Archive | December, 2016

Compiling a list of REU opportunities for my students

3 Dec

I started looking into opportunities for undergrad students who are interested in biology and bioinformatics / computer science. The list is far from complete. I will add when I have more time!

What is an REU? 

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.

Auburn University NSF REU Site in Computational Biology

Deadline: March 1st, 2017

Integrated Science For Society Boston College

February 1st, 2017

BRITE REU Boston University


Feb 17th, 2017


Unclear if open this year (2017)

City College New York

Unclear if open this year (2017)

From Genomes to Phenomes — Exploring Function Across Scales

February 5, 2017

NSF REU in Bioinformatics and Computational Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor

Unclear if open this year (2017)

Computational Genomics Undergraduate Research Experience, Charleston

February 15, 2017

REU at the Intersection of Mathematics and Biology, Florida

Unclear if open this year (2017)

Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics Florida A&M University

Please submit Application Forms before March 21, 2016.

Genetics and genomics research, Jackson Labs

Thursday, February 2 – Application deadline

Note to self: Continue searching here:

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History hosts two summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site grants – Research in Biology: Evolution and Systematics and research in Physical Sciences: Earth Sciences and Astrophysics. 

This year’s REU program will run from May 30 to August 4, 2017

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), offers paid summer internships for qualified undergraduate students to conduct research projects with AMNH scientists in either evolutionary biology or physical sciences. Students receive a generous stipend and living and transportation expenses; housing is provided at nearby Columbia University. In addition to hands-on research, students participate in a series of weekly meetings at which they discuss their research, present informal progress reports, and engage in discussions and seminars regarding scientific research, graduate school, and research career opportunities. At the conclusion, they deliver oral presentations of their work and prepare publication quality research papers.

All REU students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S. Students must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program following this summer internship. As part of the National Science Foundation’s commitment to broadening participation in STEM fields, we especially encourage students who come from community colleges, undergraduate-only institutions, and minority-serving institutions to apply. 

Students may apply directly at our website: 

The application deadline is February 6 2017 for both programs.

Genome Sciences U Washington