Undergraduate Fellowships in Estuarine Sciences

Scholarship Description

Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top scientists to study one of America’s most significant coastal resources.

The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics.

During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at one of the two marine labs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences located on the Chesapeake Bay.

Research areas include:

Estuarine processes
Benthic environment
Physical oceanography
Molecular biology and genetics
Environmental chemistry
Submerged aquatic vegetation
Modeling and analysis
Coastal observing systems

Each REU fellow will receive:

A stipend of $6,000
Housing costs
Round-trip travel expenses


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior,


Num Awards: 15

Min Award:

Max Award: 6,000

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Maryland Sea Grant
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 300 University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Contact Person: Dr. Michael Allen, Assistant Director for Research

Phone: (301) 405-7500

Fax: (301) 314-5780