NSF Research Experience (REU Program)

The Department of Biology at Tufts University offers a NSF funded summer research program entitled "Integrative approaches to studying recognition systems in cells, organisms, and populations" in which 12 undergraduate students will work closely on a collaborative, interdisciplinary project. Students in this 10-week program will receive a stipend of $575 per week and $100 per week for food.

Our department has a long-standing commitment to mentoring undergraduates in research, as well as a strong track record of highly productive interdisciplinary research. Science is a collaborative enterprise, requiring the combined expertise of researchers from diverse fields. The goals of this summer program are: to increase students' proficiency in biological research and collaborative skills, to educate and inspire students toward future research careers, and to develop students' ability to effectively communicate scientific results. In addition to research, students will participate in weekly discussions, seminars, field trips, and symposia.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an accredited institution. Candidates should have a strong academic record. We especially encourage applications from first generation students, veterans, students from historically underrepresented groups, as well as students from community colleges and other institutions that do not traditionally offer research opportunities.

Application Instructions

Summer 2024 REU Program Status: 

Thank you for expressing interest in the TUFTS Biology department's 2024 REU program. We sincerely regret to inform you that, the program will not be offered this summer. We understand this may be disappointing, and we apologize for any inconvenience. We value your interest in our program and encourage you to stay updated on future opportunities. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out at REU@tufts.edu . Thank you for considering our program, and we appreciate your understanding.

Collaborative Projects NSF REU website

Contact Us for More Information:

Please send an email to REU@tufts.edu or by mail:

Tufts REU Summer Program
Department of Biology
Tufts University
Robinson Hall Room 369
200 College Ave
Medford MA 02155