Summer Research

Established in memory of the late John Nambu, Professor of Biology, The John Nambu Memorial Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program  is sponsored by FAU’s Life Science Initiative in Jupiter. Undergraduates will be competitively chosen to conduct full-time research in sophisticated neuroscience and behavior-oriented labs while expanding their scientific expertise. The successful undergraduates will also spend at least one hour per week with the fellow undergrads in the program and a faculty mentor. Students often complete a thesis through the program. The program runs full-time during the summer, with the option of continuing into the academic year. A summer stipend will be provided.

Juniors are especially encouraged to apply. An application, CV, personal statement and (unofficial) transcripts should be submitted for evaluation by the chair of biology and a team of faculty members. Application deadline: March 1st.

The Initiative

The InitiativeThe Jupiter Life Science Initiative is aimed at building educational and research capabilities in the life sciences on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, and is a collaborative effort between the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. To learn more, read a message from the director.


A research proposal development system that matches critics and forums to ideas and proposals.

WHO are we? You and your community-minded peers. WHAT do we do? We volunteer our time and expertise to get ideas funded. WHY? We want to be part of a dynamic community of interactive colleagues with robust research programs. HOW? We provide a framework for the systematic critique and revision of new ideas and proposals at all stages. WHERE? The Jupiter campus of FAU, 2nd floor conference room of the RE building. WHEN? Every 4 weeks for proposals. More often for new ideas.  SPECIFICS?

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