University of Wisconsin–Madison

Supporting Research

Through Traineeships and Scholarships

by Marilyn Larsen, Limnology News – Number 24, Fall 2015

The CFL reached a couple of milestones in 2015. The 100th Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) was appointed and over $1 million has been awarded to students through traineeships and scholarships.

REUs are traineeships funded by the National Science Foundation that provide opportunities for students to pursue summer research projects. Since 1996, the CFL has awarded at least one REU per summer. To date, 102 REUs have been awarded providing nearly $396,000 in support of undergraduate education and training.

The CFL’s endowment funds provide research and travel support to students interested in limnology and environmental sciences. Through the generosity of friends of the CFL, 356 undergraduate and graduate students received over $641,000 since the CFL was established in 1982.
Go to the CFL Support webpage for information on how you can support the CFL in its research, educational and service missions.