Harvard Forest Research Program, Harvard University

Petersham, Massachusetts

Job Title: Summer Research Program

Organization: Harvard University

Type of opportunity: The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, and pest and pathogens. Researchers come from many disciplines, and projects center on community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, soil science, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges, ecophysiology, landscape modeling, and data provenance.

Desired qualifications:

  • The Harvard Forest Summer Program is open to undergraduates or recently graduated students from all institutions.
  • Significant past experience in ecological research is NOT required – only an enthusiasm to learn.
  • Some projects might require students to have completed coursework in ecology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or statistics.
  • Most positions are for US Citizens or Resident Aliens. See FAQ for details.

Start and end dates: Monday, May 27 – Friday, August 9, 2019


  • Stipend of $5775 for the 11-week session
  • Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House
  • Free full meal plan
  • Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Harvard Forest campus

Link to more information: https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/other-tags/reu

How to apply: See website above for instructions

Application deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019, 9:00AM EST