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REU Program in Ecology and Evolution


PROGRAM DATES: MAY 20 - AUGUST 2, 2024*   

Applications Due February 15, 2024

"The REU Program at Blandy gives you the opportunity to interact with professors, graduate students, and stakeholders in an environment that few other institutions can offer, all while providing resources and workshops that set you up for long-term success in science."  -Matt, REU 2017.  Click to read more from our alumni.

Overview and Application

Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. Learn more about the program format, schedule, and application process here. 


Our program exposes students to a diversity of research projects that collectively illustrate how natural systems function and how science progresses. Click here for more about research at Blandy, including a database of past REU projects and a list of potential projects and mentors for Summer 2023 REU students. 

Life at Blandy

Be a part of the summer research community at Blandy Experimental Farm.  Learn more about accommodations, nearby amenities, and activities and excursions available to REU students. 

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History versus our present-day values

The land where Blandy Experimental Farm sits was part of a plantation where Black people were enslaved prior to the Civil War. One wing of the building that REU students reside in today was a barracks for enslaved people. Click here to learn about this history and our committment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.