Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Below is a list of external funding sources and other undergraduate research-related opportunities.  UT also has some funding for summer internships. More details are available at

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Nano REU at West Virginia University The Nano REU program at West Virginia University (WVU) will run from May 17-July 24, 2015. The research focus is nanotechnology with applications to early disease detection, biometrics, and energy efficiency. Applicants should be rising sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduates students majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics. Participants receive $5,000 stipend + room and board for 10-weeks of research in WVU faculty research labs. More information about the Nano REU program can be found in the attached flier. Online Application Deadline: Feb. 13, 2015
Oak Ridge National Lab: Climate Change Science Are you interested in flexing your R-skills, learning data science, geographic information management, and working in an open-science oriented data center? Join the ORNL DAAC this summer to get real-world experience in the world of open data and open climate science.  The Data group within the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Lab is recruiting one or more undergraduate or graduate interns for summer 2015. Undergraduate stipend: $500/week paid bi-weekly.  Graduate students and recent BS graduates stipend is higher, depending on experience.
Feb. 1, 2015
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National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) NIMBioS is now taking applications for its eight-week long Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers (SRE). The program takes place June 8 – July 31, 2015, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Undergraduate majors in biology, math, and related fields, as well as high school teachers in biology and mathematics, will live on campus and work in teams with UT professors, NIMBioS researchers, and collaborators to conduct research. This year’s research topics include canine distemper modeling, host-pathogen interactions, invasive species and global shipping, fluid pressure in the kidney, tuberculosis in mice, and more. Stipend and housing are provided along with some funding for travel.
Feb. 13, 2015
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows.
Jan. 16, 2015
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