About the 2014 UNF REU Program


The UNF REU Program offers paid research training experiences in Coastal Biology to 10 undergraduate students per year.

Participants in the UNF REU Program will:

  • Complete a 1-week orientation to conducting research in Coastal Biology.
  • Conduct 9-week long mentored research projects under the direction of Coastal Biologists from UNF, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR), and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Jacksonville Field Lab.
  • Gain experience in the development of research plans by completing a research proposal.
  • Gain experience in oral presentation of scientific data by presenting their research results in a laboratory-wide poster presentation.
  • Attend research seminars on Coastal Biology presented by UNF biologists and visiting scientists
  • Learn about opportunities for graduate study, careers in Coastal Biology, communication skills in science, research ethics, and other critical topics by participating in student workshop


The 2014 program will take place over 10 weeks during the summer, from June 2 to August 8, 2014. Dates are subject to change. Students must be available for the entire duration of the program.


Research mentors 

CLICK HERE to meet the 2014 UNF REU mentors and learn about their programs.



To be eligible for the UNF REU Program, students must be: 

U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories

  • Currently enrolled* in a degree program (full-time or part-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree. 
  • First-time REU participants. If you have already completed an NSF REU internship, you will not be considered for the program.
  • Available for the full duration of the program, from June 2 to August 8, 2014.

  *Students may NOT have already graduated at the time of their REU internship.  In addition, applicants should:

  • Possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale).
  • Make efforts to receive academic credit for participation in the REU Program.

Freshman- and Sophomore-level science students and students from minority groups underrepresented in science (African Americans, Latinos and Hispanics, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, and Alaskan Natives) are especially encouraged to apply!


Stipends, travel and housing information 

Students participating in the UNF REU Program receive:

  • $5,000 stipend over the 10-week period
  • Free housing and meals
  • Financial support for travel expenses between UNF and their home institution


Click this link to apply to the 2014 UNF REU Program.  The online application form must be submitted by March 7, 2014.


Email your questions to REU@unf.edu with the subject heading “UNF REU Program”.


Note: All students who are offered a position at this REU Site have until March 15th or later to accept or reject the offer. This REU Site is funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, and the cognizant Program Director for all OCE-funded REU sites is Lisa Rom at elrom@NSF.gov or (703) 292-7709.