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NSF REU Position

For full consideration, apply by February 28, 2020.

The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program aims to involve undergraduates in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs. The Rosvall lab seeks one currently enrolled undergrad to conduct independent research from May–July 2020. The REU fellow will join Ph.D. student Mary Woodruff in field and laboratory research on behavior and physiology in tree swallows.

We are broadly interested in the behavioral and physiological mechanisms by which animals respond to diverse environmental challenges. The REU fellow will actively participate in collecting key project data in the field—including behavioral observations, handling birds, and taking blood samples—as well as analyze data back in the lab.

Download our flyer for a complete description of the fellowship and details on how to apply. Contact Mary Woodruff ( for more information.

Position details and how to apply

Interested in joining the lab?

Potential postdocs: Our lab seeks postdocs intrigued by mechanisms of behavioral evolution and plasticity. If you'd like to be a part of our team, contact Kim at to share your ideas and discuss fellowship options (e.g., NSF, NIH NRSA).

Prospective graduate students: IU’s Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Graduate Program is a wonderful place for students interested in mechanisms of behavior, how they are shaped by the environment, and how they evolve. If you are interested in applying to the our lab, read some of the lab’s recent publications and contact Kim at In your email, please share why you’re interested in our lab and what research you’ve done. Include a CV that states GPA and GREs. Think critically about your decision. To pursue a Ph.D. in science is both extremely challenging and extremely rewarding.

Undergraduates: If you are interested in research in our lab, fill out this form and send an email to Kim at, telling why you’re interested in our research. Include relevant information about your year, major, and desired type/degree of involvement (e.g., volunteer, course credit, during the school year and/or summer, lab work, field work). 

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