Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mechanisms of Evolution

Program Type: Higher Education

Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution will focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change. The goals of this proposal are to provide undergraduates with hypothesis-based projects that investigate one or more mechanisms of evolution, promote careers in science, reinforce the connection between genetics and evolution and highlight the accomplishments of evolutionary scholars. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. Students will receive a $5,250 stipend, housing and a travel subsidy.






Qualification 1

U.S. Citizens and permanent residents

Qualification 2

Applications will be accepted from students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, microbiology, science education and mathematics enrolled at either two-year or four-year institutions.

Qualification 3

Students from underrepresented groups and from academic institutions with limited research opportunities, including two-year colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Dates


This is an ongoing program, that currently does not have an expiration date.

Registration & Cost


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