Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Biology - Systematics and Evolutionary Biology

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Grant amount: US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 29, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Must travel to: New York

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The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Systematics and Evolutionary Biology is funded by the National Science Foundation and has been in place for 25 years. Our program brings approximately eight students to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City each summer for a ten-week experience working with our curators, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows.

Research projects span diverse fields of comparative biology including paleontology, genomics, population biology, conservation biology and phylogenetics and taxonomy. Students have access to the Museum’s immense natural history collections as well as state-of-the-art equipment for advanced imaging (CT scanner, SEM, TEM) and genomics (Sanger and pyrosequencing platforms).

In addition to conducting original research projects throughout the summer, students also participate in formal instruction in systematics and evolution and receive training in ethics, networking, communication and other careerbuilding skills. At the conclusion of the internships, students deliver oral presentations of their work and prepare publication quality research papers. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All students in the program must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Students must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program following their summer internship
  • You must have at least one more semester remaining in college to complete your undergraduate degree after Summer 2016.


  • As part of the National Science Foundation’s commitment to broadening participation in STEM fields, we especially encourage students who come from community colleges, undergraduate-only institutions, and minority-serving institutions to apply.