Applications are now closed for the 2017 season.

The REU 2017 Program will run June 8, 2017 to August 18, 2017. 

Dates of Interest; Thank you for applying to our program. We had over 300 applicants for our positions. Below is our proposed timeline for hiring applicants for this summer. 

  1. Feb 22nd - We will review of applicants; once all transcripts and Recommendations are in. 
  2. Mar 1st-7th - Mentors will interview potential applicants. 
  3. March 21st - Offers to be sent out. 

The Chicago Botanic Garden, with colleagues from partner institutions, hosts a ten-week summer research experience. This program offers undergraduate participants an opportunity to explore a diverse array of scientific fields related to plant biology and conservation. Travel, room and board, and research costs are covered by the program. Participants also receive a $5,000 stipend. 

Student work will be based out of our new, well-equipped laboratories in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center. Students will be trained in all stages of research, from hypothesis formulation through experimental design, data collection, analysis, and ultimately presentation of results through a public research symposium. Additionally, there may be opportunities to present at national scientific meetings or publish findings in peer-reviewed journals. REU interns will interact closely with doctoral and master’s degree students from the joint Chicago Botanic Garden–Northwestern University Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation and other graduate programs. Participants will also be encouraged to serve as research mentors for teens attending Chicago Public Schools and participating in the Garden’s College First program. Interns will also participate in field trips, workshops, and professional development activities.

For questions not answered on our website, contact info@cbgreu.org.


NSF logo.jpegREU Site: Plant Biology & Conservation Research Experiences for Undergraduates - From Genes to Ecosystems. (Supported by NSF awards DBI-0353752, DBI-0648972, DBI-1062675 and DBI-1461007)