REU: Paid summer research opportunities at University of Virginia’s historic Blandy Experimental Farm

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Each year the National Science Foundation supports an 11-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Blandy (May 22-August 4, 2017). This nationally recognized program enables students from around the country to participate in faculty-mentored research in ecology and the environmental sciences.

The University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm is approximately 90 miles north of Charlottesville and 70 miles west of Washington, D.C. History and science converge at Blandy, with more than 700 acres of forests, fields, and the State Arboretum of Virginia. Opportunities for study include independent or supervised research, and involvement in environmental education and outreach programs.

Application deadline: March 1, 2017


Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Students receive free housing plus a stipend and food subsidy totaling more than $7,000. Projects may involve educational outreach. Ten Undergraduate Fellowships are available each year, awarded on a competitive basis.

Graduate Fellowships

Summer stipends and on-site housing are available for graduate or post-doctoral students proposing original research that uses our resources and facilities and that contributes to the ongoing science program at the station. Up to 10 summer Graduate Fellowships are available each year.


Application materials and complete program descriptions may be found on the Blandy website: http://www.blandy.virginia.edu/

For more information:

Call: 540-837-1758 Ext. 292

Email: haynes@virginia.edu

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