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Summer Research Program in Ecology

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Update (March 30, 2020): The 2020 Harvard Forest Summer Program in Ecology is cancelled due to COVID-19. This was a very difficult decision for us, as the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology and the students involved are a big part of what makes Harvard Forest a vibrant research community. We continue to have a strong dedication to providing students with premier, immersive research experiences.

Hiring for the 2020 Summer Program is now complete. Selected applicants have been notified of their acceptance.  Thank you for submitting an application.  For more information, visit our FAQ section (see "Why was I not accepted into the summer program").

2020 Program Dates:  Monday, May 18 - Friday, July 31

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The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an 11-week research experience connecting students, mentors, and researchers to pursue scientific inquiry in an immersive field station setting.

Harvard Forest is Harvard University's world-class ecological research hub at the nexus of many national and international scientific networks, which Summer Program students leverage to conduct research and build their careers:

Program participants join a community of fellow students, mentors, and researchers from across these networks, 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.

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