Undergraduate Application Process
The 2013 fellowship applications have closed. 2014 applications will be opened in the fall of 2013.
Undergraduate research fellowships are available through two programs. Prerequisites and requirements are indicated below. MDIBL welcomes applications from any student who meets the prerequisites listed below.
We particularly encourage applications from students underrepresented in the sciences by virtue of their race or ethnicity, or who attend schools that lack academic year or summer research opportunities.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates at MDIBL
- Open to all US undergraduate students. Students must be US citizens or non-citizen permanent residents.
- Students must have completed at least one semester of undergraduate biology. Students interested in bioinformatics or computational biology must demonstrate some experience with programming, and the biology requirement may be waived.
- Graduating seniors are not eligible for NSF REU funds.
- Research fellowships are eight to ten weeks long and include room, board, travel (airfare or mileage) and stipend ($500/wk).
Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Fellowships
- Students must have completed at least one semester of undergraduate biology.
- INBRE fellowships are open to students from Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, the University of Maine, the University of Maine - Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias, and Presque Isle, Southern Maine Community College, and all other Maine colleges and universities.
- Graduating seniors are not eligible for Maine INBRE funds.
- Research fellowships are ten weeks long and cover room, board, travel, supplies, and stipend at one of the following Maine institutions: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory, and the University of Maine.
Undergraduate research fellowships are 8 - 10 weeks long, from mid June to mid August. In 2013, most students will arrive on Monday, June 10 and will depart on Friday, August 16. However, some students will start a week or two earlier, and some a week or two later (for example, students in a study abroad program who may not return to the US until late June).
Applications for 2014 will open in the fall of 2013.
- All application materials must be submitted (emailed or postmarked) by January 11, 2013.
- Review the list of MDIBL or Maine INBRE research mentors. You will be asked to preference three mentors or research areas on your application.
- Download and review the application package[PDF].
- Apply online.
- Send supplementary documents by mail or email attachment, including:
- official or registrar-produced unofficial transcript of all undergraduate work completed and in progress (transcripts printed from online degree audit programs are not acceptable)
- written answers to the short answer questions (see application package)
- two faculty recommendations (see application package). Recommendations may be from professors or research supervisors.
Mail or email (as attachment) all supplementary documents to:
MDI Biological Laboratory
PO Box 35
Salisbury Cove, ME 04672