Summer Undergraduate Research Program - MSU

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Michigan State University provides students with the opportunity to become engaged in an active research program in a scientific laboratory on the MSU campus in East Lansing, MI. Faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate students and/or technicians will act as mentors for participants. Students will contribute to the project by working in the laboratory or field research sites alongside their mentors, participating in group meetings and activities, and attending seminars. A variety of bioenergy-related field trips will also be planned. At the end of the program, students will present summaries of their work in both poster and oral format.

For additional information about the program, you can view blog posts written by the summer 2017 and 2018 students here.

Opportunities on the MSU campus in East Lansing exist in multiple disciplines, including biochemistry, plant biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, and crop sciences. Students may also be interested in related programs at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Student

The program usually runs from late May to late June each year. Students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and not an incoming freshman or graduating senior are eligible to apply. Strong preference will be given to groups under-represented in science and students at colleges without strong research programs.

The application period for the summer 2018 program is now closed.

If you would like to be contacted when registration for the summer 2019 program opens, or have any other questions about the program, please email Chrislyn Particka, GLBRC Research Coordinator (chrislyn@msu.edu).

Location
Michigan State University
Timing/Duration
Summer, 10 weeks
Who Should Apply
Students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and not an incoming freshman or graduating senior. Strong preference will be given to groups under-represented in science and students at colleges without strong research programs.
Stipend
$5,000
Application Deadline