The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at Michigan State University invites applications from undergraduate students interested in a career in bioenergy to participate in our Summer Undergraduate Research Program in 2020. The program provides students with the opportunity to become engaged in an active research program in a scientific laboratory on the MSU campus. Faculty, postdoctoral associates, graduate students and/or research technicians will act as mentors for participants. Students will contribute to the project by working in the laboratory or field research sites alongside their mentors, participating in group meetings and activities, and attending seminars. A variety of bioenergy-related field trips will also be planned. At the end of the program, students will present summaries of their work as both posters and oral presentations. Opportunities on the MSU campus in East Lansing exist in multiple disciplines, including biochemistry, plant biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, and crop sciences.The program is expected to run from May 17 through July 25, 2020. Students will work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks and should not take any classes during the summer, nor work for another department.The total stipend is $5,000 paid in one installment. Room and board on the MSU campus and up to $500 for round-trip travel to/from East Lansing are provided. Students who are enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university and not an incoming freshman or graduating senior are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to groups underrepresented in science and students at colleges without strong research programs. Additional information about the GLBRC can be found at www.glbrc.org. Further information about the Summer Undergraduate Research Program and application instructions are posted at https://www.glbrc.org/outreach/programs/summer-undergraduate-research-program The application deadline is February 3, 2020.