Apply for an Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Students in the Center for Tree ScienceUndergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend 10 weeks at The Morton Arboretum conducting independent research under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. 


Applying for the Fellowship Program


The 2018 program dates are June 11 through August 17. Successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Applications are accepted from January 1 through February 23. A link will be provided HERE when the application process begins.  

The following application materials should be combined into one PDF document and submitted in the "Resume" field on the application website:

1. Cover letter (one page maximum), describing why you would like to participate in the CTS-URF program, your career goals and how this program will help you meet them, prior research experience (if any), and your mentor and/or research area preference.
2. Curriculum vitae or resume.
3. Unofficial transcripts from your academic institution.

In addition, a letter of reference should be sent by an instructor or advisor from your academic institution.  Please provide them with the following email address:


Please contact with questions.