Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science. Our program runs for 12-weeks from May 22 to August 13, 2023.

Each REU fellow will receive:

$7,200 stipend
Free housing at your research lab
Round-trip travel expenses

In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.

We are accepting applications for the 2023 class now through February 15 and recognize that the state of the pandemic may impact how the program operates. Please visit our website to find out more (

Download our program flyer
12-week program: May 22 to August 13, 2023
$7,200 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents
Applications due: February 15, 2023

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