Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Experience for Undergraduates in Ocean Sciences (REU-OCE): From Estuaries to the Deep Sea… (Newport, OR)


Interested in the interdisciplinary field of Marine Science? Are you a Biology, Environmental or Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science major?

Take advantage of the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience while exploring the exciting interdisciplinary field of marine science research!

Oregon State University is offering summer marine science internships to 20+ college students through its National Science Foundation  Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport and College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) in Corvallis. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors on research projects that advance the knowledge and understanding of marine, coastal and estuarine environments. Get involved in research from estuaries to the deep sea. The 10-week program matches qualified students with faculty mentors representing a wide range of marine science research interests, including: Cetacean/Fisheries Conservation Genetics; Marine Aquaculture; Physical, Chemical and Biological Oceanography; Marine Geology; Coastal Ecology; Marine Renewable Energy; Marine Biological Invasions; Satellite Remote Sensing and many others.


The Research Experience for Undergraduates program runs from June 15 to August 22, 2020 at both the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport and at the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences in Corvallis. Out of state travel, on-site housing at OSU or HMSC and a stipend ($6240) are provided.

One of the largest marine labs in the Pacific Northwest, HMSC in Newport is a thriving research community where students interact with university faculty and government agency scientists and have easy access to the “living laboratory” of Oregon’s coastal estuaries and the ocean. On the OSU main campus in Corvallis, CEOAS trains the next generation of biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanographers, offering opportunities for interdisciplinary research in world-class labs and facilities.

Students from traditionally underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities (like Community Colleges) are especially encouraged to apply.


Students from underrepresented groups, community colleges and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. Currently enrolled undergraduates who are not graduating seniors may apply. Eligibility limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.


REU interns receive a stipend ($624/week for 9-10 weeks depending on applicant’s school calendar)
ree housing on-site and round-trip transportation from their home area if needed. 


2/2/2020 – SUNDAY MIDNIGHT PST – Initial Review

2/14/2020 – FRIDAY MIDNIGHT PST – Final Deadline




Itchung Cheung, Program Director

Courses @HMSC: Year at a Glance… https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/academics/courses-hmsc-year-glance
Internships at HMSC: https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/research/internships
Student funding and support: https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/academics/funding-and-support
From Estuaries to the Deep Sea…
Research Experience for Undergraduates…

Come discover the Oregon Coast!

Gulf of Maine Research Institute Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem (Portland, ME)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is in its second year as a NSF-funded REU Site – Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem.  Students in this program will have an opportunity to participate in field, lab, or computer-based research on the dynamics of the fish, plankton, and human communities in and around the Gulf of Maine.

We welcome applications from undergraduate students from a broad range of institutions and backgrounds including students from two- and four-year colleges and underserved communities (e.g., minorities, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, veterans).

The program includes 10 weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in Portland Maine, a $500/week stipend, housing, meal allowances and travel support for 6-8 students. Online applications are open through February 15th. Decisions will be made by March 15th.

Students may find more information on the program and access the application link by visiting:


2020 REU program at Shannon Point Marine Center (Anacortes, WA)

Gain hands-on experience doing marine science research on the beautiful waters of the Salish Sea.

The Shannon Point Marine Center is accepting applications for the 2020 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Program participants work one-on-one with faculty mentors studying themes related to productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; ocean acidification; marine microbial ecology; marine chemical ecology; physiology of symbiosis; ecology and physiology of seaweeds; larval development, physiology, ecology; and environmental toxicology. Participant support includes a $5400 stipend, a $675 food allowance, a travel allowance up to $650, and housing at the marine center for the nine-week session (June 16 – August 14).  Pending results of a grant proposal, we will accept 8 students into the 2020 program.

Application information and program details are available at www.wwu.edu/spmc/reu.shtml and in the attached program flyer. Previous research experiences is not necessary; individual without previous research opportunities are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 13, 2020.

Please forward this information to students or colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity. Questions can be directed to Brian.Bingham@wwu.edu (360-650-7400 ext 228).

2020 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Inst. of Oceanography/Marine Physical Lab (REU)

Applications will only be considered when submitted via https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program.

Organization: UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

Call for Summer Interns

Are you 
considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path?  Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2020 MPL Summer Internship Program.

Undergraduate college students majoring in oceanography, applied mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, geology and related majors are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


* Currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate — and not in your senior year — at a college or 
university with a major applicable to research done at MPL
* A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
* Considering a career in scientific research
* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, California, in June 2020
* Available to work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr
* Not a former MPL summer intern
* OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf


* Visit 
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program to complete the application online.
* Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on January 17, 2020.
* Applications are not reviewed until after the application due date.
Applicants may be notified by email as early as February 2020.  
All applicants will have been notified by email by the end of April. 


The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Research Topics:
Acoustics and Infrasound
Applied Ocean Sciences
Autonomous Ocean Platforms and Global Observing Systems
Coastal Oceanography
Internal Waves and Ocean Mixing
Marine Mammal Biology
Nonlinear and Surface Waves
Ocean Acoustics
Ocean Instrumentation and Technology
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions
Physical Oceanography
Population and Community Ecology
Upper Ocean and Submesoscale Processes

Research Highlights:

Air-Sea Interaction Research
Coastal Observatory Development
Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements
Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
Whale Acoustics

Whole Sky Imager


Marine Physical Laboratory: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:  https://scripps.ucsd.edu

University of California, San Diego:  http://ucsd.edu


Translational Ecology for Undergraduates Summer Research (REU), Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Millbrook, NY)

Providing students with opportunities to conduct cutting edge research in ecology for 33 years.

Applications for 2020 now open.

Program Dates: May 20 – August 7, 2020

Application and more information

from: https://www.caryinstitute.org/eco-inquiry/reu-program:

As part of the application process, you must register with the National Science Foundation (NSF) program. If you do not already have an account, please create one here:  https://www.nsfreu.org/register, and if you do have an account, please login here:  https://www.nsfreu.org/login. Be sure to take note of the REU ID assigned to you, as you will be required to specify it on your application to the Cary REU program

Translational Ecology for Undergraduates

Our alumni report that their Cary REU experience was instrumental in their career success, whether it be in academic ecology as professors or research scientists, in environmental management or consulting, in ecology education, or another field. REU students contribute to the mission of the Institute through their research, with most writing papers for the Cary REU Program Scientific on-line publications, and many co-authoring peer-reviewed articles based on their work.

Since 2011 the Cary REU program has embraced a new focus – Translational Ecology. We hope to train a new generation of environmental scientists who are both prepared and motivated to translate ecological science to the public.

The Cary Translational Ecology REU program weaves together activities in 5 strands:

Cutting Edge Independent Research Projects

Working closely with a mentor scientist, students delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give an oral presentation in a formal symposium and write a paper. Skill building workshops support student learning. The bulk of students’ time is spent in this facet of the program.

Reflective Practice and Training Activities

Students participate in scientific writing workshops, statistics/R workshops, responsible conduct of research trainings, and sessions in asking good questions, applying theory in research, giving effective talks, and future options in work and study.

The Forum on Translational Ecology showcases examples of translational ecology in action, as well as a diversity of professional role models and careers. Students are supported in reflecting on themselves as scientists and translators of science.

Translational Ecology Activities

Students explore translation of ecology through:


With mentoring, students write short “elevator pitches” about their research, participate in a Communication Workshop where they hone their pitches for different audiences, and write lay-friendly summaries of their findings.


Students consider the rich ways that their own research might influence society with applications to policy and management, and how society influences their science.


REU students teach younger students in the Sharing Science Program, and participate in an Education Roundtable with education scholars and practitioners.

Students in the 2020 program will receive a stipend of $6,600, housing in the Bacon Flats dormitory

located on our campus just next door to the research and administration building where students conduct much of their work, and a food allowance of $900 for the 12 week program.

Students of diverse backgrounds come from all parts of the country to participate in the program, and a small pool of funds is available to help defray the costs of travel to the program for those students in need of assistance.

Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

May 26 – July 31, 2020

A 10 week Immersion in Direct Research

NSF-REU program at Bigelow Laboratory (East Boothbay, Maine) invites undergraduates in their sophomore year or later to apply. Ten students will each be paired with a scientist mentor to conduct hands-on independent research projects. Successful applicants will receive a modest stipend, a food and housing allowance, and support for travel and supplies during the session.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a center for global ocean research. Our focus ranges from microbial oceanography to largescale processes that drive interactions between ocean ecosystems and the global environment. Research includes the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry,optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change, and fisheries oceanography.

Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Applications from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

Additional REU program information and application materials are available at https://www.bigelow.org/education/reu/. Contact David Fields at reu@bigelow.org or call (207) 315-2567 for more information.

REU: Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program for Undergraduates

Work-ready training in marine science, policy, management, and outreach

NEW! 2019 Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars application instructions are available now!

2018 Host Position Descriptions are available here. (2019 Updates coming soon!)

Purpose: To contribute to a diverse ocean workforce that understands technical and social challenges facing coastal communities and the natural environment, and prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management, and outreach.

How to Apply:  Oregon Sea Grant will use eSeaGrant for submitting fellowship applications. In order to access this system and submit your application for this fellowship, you are strongly encouraged to email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu by February 152019, declaring your interest in applying. Once you announce your interest in this fellowship, an eSeaGrant account will be created for you (stating your interest in applying does not make you obligated to apply). All components of your application, including letters of recommendation, will be submitted through this system. We are here to provide assistance as needed, but please do not wait until the last minute to apply. All application materials (see Application Instructions) should be uploaded to eSeaGrant by March 1, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard TimeIncomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please be sure to provide recommendation writers with adequate time to complete and submit their letters. While we encourage electronic submission of your application, if this is not a possibility please contact jenny.engels@oregonstate.edu by February 15, 2018 and we will provide accommodations.

Important Dates:
February 15 – Email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu regarding your intent to apply
March 1 – Applications due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Late March – Interviews with top candidates
Mid-April – Notification of Awards and Placement
June 17 – Summer Scholars Program begins
August 23 – Summer Scholars Program ends

program website and application details

REU: Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem (Gulf of Maine Research Institute)

New for the summer of 2019, we are excited to announce the launch of our NSF-funded REU Site – ‘Integrated Studies in a Rapidly Warming Fishery Ecosystem’. Briefly, the program includes 10 weeks of hands-on research experience at our waterfront location in downtown Portland Maine, a $500/week stipend, housing, meal allowances and travel support for 6-8 students. For more information please visit:


We welcome applications from undergraduate students from a broad range of institutions and backgrounds including students from two- and four-year colleges and underserved communities (e.g., minorities, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, veterans).

Online applications are now open and will close on February 15thDecisions will be made by March 15th.

Thank you for circulating this opportunity to your colleagues and students.


Graham Sherwood PhD, REU Lead

on behalf of the GMRI Research Team

Summer 2019 Undergrad Research on Chesapeake Bay (REU), Deadline: Feb. 15

Summer 2019 Undergrad Research on Chesapeake Bay (REU), Deadline: Feb. 15

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

Each REU fellow will receive:
$6,000 stipend
Free housing at your research lab
Round-trip travel expenses

In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.

Join us for our 12-week program from May 19 to August 11, 2019. We are accepting applications through February 15. Please visit our website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu) or drop me a note at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.


Mike Allen
Maryland Sea Grant

– Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/MDSGREU19
– 12-week program: May 19 to August 11, 2019
– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
– Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents
– Applications due: February 15, 2019
– Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php

2019 Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, California State University, Monterey Bay

I am enlisting your assistance in advertising the 2019 Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at California State University, Monterey Bay to your students and associates. We are now accepting applications for our 2019 summer program. Our REU program is open to students from all STEM-related majors.

Students in our REU program can choose to conduct research in Monterey Bay in the following areas (the list of research topics within each area is not exhaustive):

  • Marine Biology and Ecology (includes population ecology, kelp forest ecology, marine landscape ecology, marine microbiology, population genetics, ecophysiology and biomechanics)
  • Ocean Engineering (includes ocean robotics, autonomous underwater vehicle design, computer programming, scientific instrumentation development)
  • Oceanography (includes ocean current modeling, ocean-atmosphere interactions, ocean acidification and plankton ecology)
  • Marine Geology (includes deep sea canyon formation, coastal hydrology, seafloor mapping, coastal erosion, plate tectonics and marine biogeochemistry)

In addition to electing to work with mentors at CSU Monterey Bay students can also elect to work with mentors at our Monterey Bay area REU partner institutions. For 2019 these include:

Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Moss Landing Marine Labs
Naval Postgraduate School

Students will be provided with a $5,000 stipend in addition to support for travel, room and board. REU students will also receive post-REU support to attend conferences and in applying to graduate programs. The application portal will close on February 11th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Our 10 week summer program will run from June 3rd to August 9th, 2019. Additional program details, including application and eligibility information, can be found on our homepage: https://csumb.edu/reu. A program flyer is also attached.

We especially encourage applications from student groups historically underrepresented in the Ocean Sciences and students from institutions where research opportunities are limited (Junior/Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges, HBCUs and HSIs). Preference is given to student applicants who are current sophomores or juniors.

Please feel free to have your students contact us at our REU email address (reu@csumb.edu) with their questions.