Student Opportunity Announcements

Summer Undergraduate Research, Marine and Estuarine Science

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


  • - 12 week program: May 18 to August 10, 2014.
  • - $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
  • - Applications due: February 21, 2014
  • - Application and guidance

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science. We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). If you have any questions please feel free to email us at