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REU Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

in Conservation Science at Zoo Miami




Zoo Miami, the Zoo Miami Foundation, and Florida International University (FIU) will offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation beginning in Summer 2020.  In this 10-week summer program, students will conduct independent research in conservation science under the mentorship of the conservation biologists, wildlife veterinarians, and education researchers at Zoo Miami and FIU.


Important Dates:

Applications Open: November 1st, 2019

Applications Close: February 2nd, 2020

Students Notified of Acceptance: March 13th, 2020

Program Begins: May 24th, 2020

Program Ends: August 1st, 2020


REU Students will receive:

Weekly stipend ($600/week)

Paid summer housing (at FIU University Towers Dorms)

Food allowance ($100/week)

Travel costs to and from Miami


Students enrolled in college throughout the U.S. are eligible to apply.  Students from minorities underrepresented in science and students from universities with limited research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply.



Research areas:


2020 mentors and project descriptions will be posted in September 2019 - Stay tuned!


For more information, contact Dr. Steven Whitfield at or Dr. Elizabeth Anderson at

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