Job Posting

Freshman Research in Plant Sciences (FRIPS) – applications now available!

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 grants from the National Science Foundation. We anticipate that six to eight positions will be available for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Preferred Qualifications

First-Year/First-Time, undergraduate student at MU
Intended major(s) in biochemistry, biology, computer sciences or plant sciences
Math or science ACT score of at least a 25 or a high school GPA of at least 3.0
Interest in plant biology research
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

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To apply:

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will occur on a rolling basis beginning August 19th. The deadline for applications is September 6, 2019. 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.