Undergraduate Researchers Sought for Summer 2022

Posted on: January 19, 2022   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates

The Consortium for Plant Invasion Genomics (CPING) is seeking applicants for more than twenty in-person, undergraduate research positions for Summer 2022!

Our CPING Network

Twenty-two research mentors across 15 U.S. states have eligible projects working with plants, invasive species, and/or genomics. Each student will be paired with one mentor and will gain experience in field collection, use of herbarium specimens, genomics, and bioinformatics. Specific projects will vary, but students will form an interactive cohort that will receive training in invasion biology, biological computing, career development, and scientific communication.

When? Who?

The 2022 CREU session will run from June 1 – August 3, and will conclude with a professional conference at which students will present their work. Undergraduates in their second year and beyond (including graduating seniors) with interests in invasive species, botany, and/or genomics are encouraged to contact individual CPING mentors prior to application. View the list of mentors and the application.

Students are encouraged to contact potential mentors prior to applying. Students who come from underrepresented groups in STEM, have limited research opportunities at their home institutions, and/or live or study in NSF-EPSCoR states are encouraged to apply! Due to funding restrictions, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Financial Support

CREU participants will receive a stipend of $4,000, another $2,000 for travel and living expenses, $1,000 in research funds, and full travel funds to the CPING annual conference in August 2022.

Due Date

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 11.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation/EPSCoR Award No. 1920858 and by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Examining the origins of plant invasiveness while creating a genomics-proficient workforce