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Gain Research Experience in Plant Biology

Recommend a Student


2015 PGRP Intern Juan Gonzalez, with mentor Tom Jacobs work in the Martin Lab.

Instructions for Submitting a Recommendation Letter

Prepare Your Letter

In your recommendation letter, please describe the applicant’s characteristics as described in the following text. Save this letter on institutional letterhead, as a PDF document. Letters of recommendation should be submitted online.

Receive Recommendation Auto-E-mail Request

Please add the following two e-mail address to your contacts: AND Once you receive the request, please follow the link to upload your letter and be sure to fill out the request form in its entirety.

Upload Your Letter

If uploaded successfully, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

Please note: Applicants without letters of recommendation are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.


Letters of recommendation must be received by midnight Friday, February 3, 2017.

*Note, if you are uploading letters for multiple students, please follow the link and instructions for each applicant. There is no limit to the number of students you may recommend.

About Successful BTI Summer Internship Applicants

Successful applicants will have a genuine interest in scientific research and will have completed some introductory life science courses. An interest in plant molecular biology is weighed heavily, as are characteristics such as enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to work collaboratively. We do not require previous research experience, or the highest grades; rather we look for students who will take full advantage of an intensive research-based learning opportunity.


For questions regarding submission of letters of recommendation contact: Delanie Sickler, Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Internships are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates, REU Award #1358843), individual faculty grants, and the generosity of local donors including the Ithaca Garden Club, the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, and the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund.