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2021 Summer Research Program (virtual)

January 15, 2021
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Summer Research Program students stand in the woods looking at a row of orange mushrooms on a log

(January 15) Applications are open for the 2021 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, which will be virtual and run from May 24 to August 6.

February 19 Update: the application period is now closed.

Undergraduates from all colleges and universities in the U.S. and territories are eligible to apply; applicants must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens. 

Program participants join a community of fellow students, mentors, and researchers, gaining experience in the full scientific process by working in diverse collaborative teams, developing data science skills, and building professional networks to launch careers that will make a difference in the world.

Projects include work with forest carbon sequestration, soil microbial communities, land-use history and carbon flux forecasting, bee population modeling, and centering Indigenous perspectives in ecology and land-use change.

Applications due February 19, 2021 by 9:00 am EST.

  • Explore the program in past students' own words via the summer blog.
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