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Research Experience for Undergraduates at UF & LSAMP Center for International Undergraduate Research

Primary Institution: University of Florida
City: Gainesville
States: Non U.S., FL
Job Duration: 12 Weeks
Class Requirement: Completed High School
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Medical Physics
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Ecology, Life Sciences
Description: APPLY ONLINE AT

These Research Experience for Undergraduates programs seek to provide participants with training in an active, research-oriented environment normally unavailable at the undergraduate level. The foremost activity is the research project, lasting the duration of the program so that the students can produce concrete results and conclusions. Unlike many other REU programs around the country, these REU programs strive to give participants enough time for research to merit co-authorship of a scientific paper. As a result, most of the programs demand an 11-week minimum stay. The application is a common form in which you will have the chance to indicate which program you prefer. If you want us to help you get accepted to other summer research programs (we get many inquiries from new programs that are just starting) you can indicate this on the application.

Research topics vary from site to site, but generally involve the best research laboratories at each location. Students with appropriate research interests and majors in Math, Engineering, Physics, the Biosciences, Chemistry and all STEM areas are encouraged to apply; pre-professional (Medical, Law, Dentistry, Veterinary) students are NOT encouraged to apply. Each participant will spend most of their time working with graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, staff, and other undergraduates on a well-developed research project under the mentorship of an experienced faculty member. Ample opportunity for broader encounters such as seminars, scientific visits, as well as social outings will also be made available at each location. All students write a publication-style report for their research credit provided through the UF Honors Program. The France and South America programs offer a total package in the range of $7000, the LSAMP program is in excess of $10,000, with the domestic program providing slightly less.

The new LSAMP Center program allows LSAMP students, up to 16 in 2009, to have the opportunity to have a research experience at a number of locations around the world and in a broad variety of science areas! To be eligible, you need to have previous research, have LSAMP funding (current or past funding is OK), and a faculty mentor within your school's LSAMP program. Premedical students are not eligible. Participants can go to one of five primary countries (Brazil, France, Argentina, Ghana) and perform research projects in a broad range of science areas. Participants can also choose from more than 20 other international REU programs. The program also features a (paid) predeparture meeting at NSF and the French Embassy in the spring and a (paid) post-program poster session in sunny Florida in January in an overall package that is more than $10,000. Some LSAMP participants will have the opportunity to extend their research stay until Christmas. Links to the participating institutions can be located under the Research Sites page above for France, Brazil, and Argentina, and in the application form for other locations.
Stipend: >$6000 (Program dependent)
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 01/15/2009
Job Website:
Additional Information: APPLY ONLINE AT

Apply as early as possible; many candidates will be accepted well before the application deadline.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Chris Roche
PO Box 117200
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-392-9306
Fax: 352-392-7426
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