Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

"Resilience and Response of Organisms to Environmental Change"

The REU Program is a ten week summer internship combining independent research with activities to promote career development and science communication skills. Interns will investigate diverse questions on organismal responses to the environment at the individual, population, community, and species levels. Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded through support from the National Science Foundation and the College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics.

The program has been running since 2000 with NSF funding, but the summer of 2021 will be like no other!

  • This summer’s program will run with local students only, to avoid restrictions on travel and housing. The pandemic has created a unique opportunity to do an REU at home!
  • The program will be based around the broad theme of environmental biology, not restricted to marine organisms.

Please visit the links on the sidebar to learn about requirements and benefits, to learn about student projects and publications in the past, and to access application materials.

Important dates:

Feb 14, 2021 (Su): application and reference due
May 27, 2021 (Th): program begins with orientation
Aug 5, 2021 (Th): last day of program

Click here to see the REU Program schedule for 2021

Click here to see talks for the 2021 Fort Johnson REU Colloquium

Click here to read the past REU Research Blog


2019 REU group shot

     2019 Fort Johnson REU Interns at the South Carolina Aquarium