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)