Departments of Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
Research Experience for Undergraduates
in Behavioral and Conservation Sciences
Summer 2009 Program
February 16, 2009
For a hard copy of the application, click
Requirements for Participation:
You must be a U. S. citizen or a legal
resident of the U.S.
Completed Application Form*
Demonstration of high academic performance
(provide student copy of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended; official transcripts will be requested if you are chosen for the program)*.
Two letters of reference from Professors,
Advisors, or Employers*
A statement of your interest in doing
undergraduate research in behavioral and conservation sciences, in
the context of your career goals.*
Proof of measles immunization.*
Student participants are expected to devote
full-time to their research training and projects. Students are not allowed to register for additional classes or have employment during the NAU summer program.
Preference will not be given to first time applicants over those who have participated in the program in previous years.
*Please include with application material, due
by February 16, 2009.
for writing recommendations for
The student who has
asked for a letter of recommendation is an applicant to the summer REU program
at Northern Arizona University. Since
we will already have the relevant transcripts, your input is most helpful
providing specific examples in the following non-cognitive areas:
- The time and circumstances under which you have known the student.
- Exceptional strengths of the applicant.
- The applicant’s emotional maturity.
- The applicant’s ability to get along with peers and faculty.
- Extenuating circumstances that need to be taken into account in
interpreting this applicant’s grades.
- Does learning per se seem to interest the applicant, and does
he/she perform up to his/her potential?
- Particular characteristics you have observed which you feel would
interfere with or enhance a summer research internship.
your letter to:
of Biological Sciences
c/o Becky Beresic-Perrins, REU Coordinator
Under The Family Rights and Privacy Act, the student will have access to your
letter of recommendation.