Marine Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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Viernes, 15 febrero 2019

APPLY NOW for the summer 2019 REU program. Accepting applications through February 15, 2019.

Maryland Sea Grant offers fifteen students the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top science mentors studying America’s largest estuary.

Each REU fellow will receive:

  • $6,000 stipend 
  • Free housing at your research lab
  • Round-trip travel expenses

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Research areas include:

  • Benthic environment
  • Climate change
  • Contaminants
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Estuarine processes
  • Fisheries
  • Modeling and analysis
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Physical oceanography



We seek students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics.

Students from colleges and universities where research opportunities are limited and from groups underrepresented in marine and coastal science are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. 


How to Apply

Interested students are required to submit:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Unofficial or official transcripts
  • A list of courses in progress
  • Two letters of recommendation

Learn more about how to apply to the program.


Learn more about Maryland Sea Grant's REU program

Contact Information

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Michael Allen, Associate Director for Research and Administration

Maryland Sea Grant College

4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 300

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20740

Phone: (301) 405-7500




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