The g2p2pop RCN provides up to five laboratory exchanges of $3,000 or less per year. This funding is made possible by support from the National Science Foundation. Apply for a laboratory exchange using the RCN Lab Exchange Application.
What is a laboratory exchange?
Laboratory exchanges provide undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars a stipend for travel from their home institution to a lab at another institution where they would like to conduct research, learn something new, and/or collaborate with the researchers in the host lab. Laboratory exchanges uphold the primary aim of the RCN: to assemble a diverse, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, multinational network of scientists to tackle the urgent challenge of predicting how populations and species of vertebrates will respond to a changing climate by integrating knowledge across levels of biological organization.
Why do a laboratory exchange?
Collaborate with a host laboratory to learn new skills and network with different scientists! A laboratory exchange can help you write a proposal or a paper, learn new math or laboratory techniques, analyze samples with the host lab’s equipment and oversight, or conduct other collaborative projects. The RCN can help fund your research goals by subsidizing your travel to the host lab.
Who qualifies for a laboratory exchange?
University undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars whose overseeing professor/PI is a member of the RCN (just ask your professor to join the RCN—it’s easy!). Students outside the United States are welcome to apply, so long as their application is in English. Students may apply for more than one laboratory exchange.
How do I apply to receive funds for a laboratory exchange?
Check out the details in the RCN Lab Exchange Application
When/how will I find out if my laboratory exchange was funded?
Laboratory exchange applications are evaluated on an ongoing basis, and we encourage you to apply at least several months before the requested exchange date. You will be emailed directly by the RCN about the status of your application within one month.
Past Lab Exchanges – Blog Posts and Media