Marine Biological Laboratory Fellowship

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass., offers a full-time, summer research fellowship.

About the Fellowship

The E.E. Just Marine Biological Laboratory Summer Internship provides funding for a limited number of Dartmouth Undergraduates to participate in “Biological Discovery in Woods Hole” (BDWH) a summer REU Program directed by the world renowned Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to conduct research with world leaders in molecular and cell biology, neurobiology and behavior, physiology, developmental biology, and evolutionary biology. This is a great opportunity for the budding scientist curious about the life sciences. For more details please read this MBL FAQ document.


Undergraduates with sufficient background in biology/chemistry and who are committed to the mission of the E.E. Just Program, are eligible to apply. You must be available during the summer (mid-June to mid-August). Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Program Dates

Mid-June to mid-August

Benefits & Responsibilities

  • Funding & Support: Selected students will receive a $5000 stipend for the program plus room and board will be provided in MBL dormitories located on the MBL campus, and a stone’s throw from the ocean. 
  • Mentorship: You will work closely with an MBL scientist
  • Community: E.E. Just Scholars are part of the E.E. Just Community and are expected to participate in our programming.
  • Final Report: A final report summarizing your experience and scientific findings (due end August)

Application Timeline

(Links are only active during application phase.)

  • Online Faculty Reference Request - Deadline: February
    o    Complete and submit the online recommendation request form with the name and email address of a Dartmouth faculty who has agreed to write a recommendation on your behalf. Select a faculty member who is familiar with your academic work and/or your academic and career goals
  • Online Application Submission of All MBL Application Materials - Deadline: March
    o    Online student application form 
    o    Online faculty recommendation form: Your faculty recommenders should have received the link to the form via email.  Check in with your faculty member to ensure they are aware of the application deadline.