University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm has fellowship opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs during summer 2020. The opportunities are open to applicants from any college or university.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU):
The program emphasizes ecology and evolutionary biology including a wide variety of topics such as plant-animal interactions, pollinator behavior and ecology, insect population ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Successful applicants will receive a $6325 stipend, additional money for food, and free housing. Each student picks a research mentor from our pool of faculty members and graduate students and then conducts a novel research project. The students will gain experience in experimental design, data collection, analytical techniques, and written and oral presentation of findings. REU students also benefit from several professional development workshops.
This is a wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student contemplating a future in science. The application deadline is February 15, 2020.
To apply: https://sites.google.com/site/blandyreu/
Graduate and Postdoc Research Fellowships:
Are you a graduate student or postdoc in need of a field station? Summer stipends ($6000 per summer), free on-site housing, and funds for research ($1000 per summer) are available for individuals proposing original research that uses our resources and facilities and contributes to the ongoing science program at the station.
Interested students/postdocs should contact a Blandy faculty member to discuss conducting your research at Blandy. You can direct your inquiries based on the faculty member with the closest match to your research interests; however, we are open to people working in all fields of environmental, ecological, and evolutionary research.
Dr. Kyle Haynes (population and landscape ecology, forest insect dynamics)
Dr. David Carr (plant reproductive ecology, inbreeding and genetic variation)
Dr. T’ai Roulston (pollination, plant-animal interactions, bee biology)
For more information about the station: http://blandy.virginia.edu/research.