Job Posting

Freshman Research in Plant Sciences (FRIPS)

Office of Undergraduate Research

Position Information


The FRIPS Program (Freshman Research in Plant Sciences) is a specially designed program to expose new college students to the vital and exciting research being done with plants and to encourage them to consider a research career in plant biology. FRIPS is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We anticipate that eight positions will be available for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Preferred Qualifications

- First year undergraduate student at MU
- Majoring in biochemistry, biology, computer sciences or plant sciences
- Math or science ACT score of at least a 28 or a high school GPA of at least 3.3
- Interest in plant biology research
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

To apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning August 21. The priority deadline is September 5, 2017. Students may be invited for an interview prior to formal acceptance. Notification of your acceptance will be sent to your MU email address.

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.