Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Field Based Ecology and Evolution




The Kellogg Biological Station is currently accepting applications from highly motivated students for the Summer REU Program.  REU students will live in residence at KBS and develop an independent research project in conjunction with a research mentor.   Tentative program dates are May 27th-August 2nd.  REU students will be provided a stipend ($4500), free room and board, and partial travel expenses, and research funds.  We encourage applications from students from underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences and students who have limited research opportunities at their home institutions.  Funding for the REU program is provided by BEACON (An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action), the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), and individual NSF grants awarded to KBS faculty.


2013 REU Projects

-Climate change and rapid evolution

-Effects of climate change on Damselflies

-Invasive species ecology

-Plant eco-physiology

-Restoration ecology

-Biological invasions

-Ecological genetics




Apply here: http://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/internships-reu/nsf-reus-for-undergrads


In addition to the REU program KBS offers initial research experiences through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice (URA) Program.  URA students take a course at KBS, live in residence, and serve as research assistants to graduate students and post-docs.  More information can be found at: http://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/internships-reu/research-apprenticeship.


The Kellogg Biological Station is located in southwest Michigan on the banks of beautiful Gull Lake.  World renowned for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology, the Station is home to one of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research sites, and is committed to science and ecology education, conservation of natural resources and sustainable agriculture research and demonstration.   The 4,065-acre station includes Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm, the Kellogg Biological Laboratories, the KBS Conference Center, and the Lux Arbor Reserve. The nearby Kellogg Experimental Forest is closely affiliated with KBS.


More information on:

KBS    (http://www.kbs.msu.edu)

BEACON    (http://www.beacon-center.org)

GLBRC    (http://www.glbrc.org)


The Morris Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: February 3, 2013

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation was established in 1992 in honor of Congressman Morris King Udall. The scholarship strives to support and encourage student involvement in environmental policy/science. The Udall Foundation awards approximately 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5000. For further information please visit: http://www.indiana.edu/~iubhonor/hds/u.php.

Families USA 2013 Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice


The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA. Each year, the Villers Fellow works in our health policy department and assists our organization’s efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, the Villers Fellow will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to health reform implementation and other health policy issues.

In creating the fellowship, Mr. Villers aspired to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for health care justice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following their year as a fellow. Additionally, in order to encourage the development of future leaders, Villers Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers. The application deadline for the Villers Fellowship is January 25, 2013. You can find more information, including a downloadable application form, on our
Web site: http://www.familiesusa.org/about/the-villers-fellowship.html

The CAPS peer-to-peer support program


The CAPS peer-to-peer support program, Crimson CORPS, is currently taking applications for new members. Any undergraduate IU student who’s interested in learning how to help other students or be a better friend is encouraged to apply. Deadline for application is January 14.  We are holding a callout on January 8 at 6pm at the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium for those wanting some additional information.  This information is available on our website at www.crimsoncorps.iub.edu.

Middle Way House Inc. Domestic Violence Training for new volunteers

January 12, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (break from noon to 1:00 pm) Monroe County Public Library (303 S. Kirkwood, Room 1B&1C)
Middle Way House is seeking to train new volunteers to help maintain the level of service that they provide to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Both women and men are strongly encouraged to attend the training event. There are volunteer opportunities in many different program areas including: crisis line, childcare, tutoring, legal advocacy, community reception, and youth mentoring. This training is a prerequisite for those interested in volunteering with our agency, but it is also very appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of gender and domestic violence. No pre-registration is necessary for the training. We will also repeat this training for new volunteers on Monday January 21st. Please visit www.middlewayhouse.org.


IUB Timmy Global Health – spring call-out

IUB Timmy Global Health is having its Spring call-out and mass meeting on January 14, 2013 in the Chemistry Building 033  at 8pm. We have many events coming up, such as the Timmy 5K, Soccor Tournament, and the Tour de Timmy, and we’re looking for people who are willing to help organize them! Come if you are interested in hearing about IUB Timmy and all we are doing this year!

If you have any questions, please contact dchauhan@indiana.edu.