Duke Marine Lab Scholarships
The Duke University Marine Lab is pleased to offer full scholarships for two undergraduates ( covering tuition & fees, room & board, books, travel to Beaufort, and support for participation in a Beaufort Signature travel course to Panama during a semester of study, Fall 2017 in Beaufort North Carolina. Undergraduate scholars will enroll in Duke courses taught in Beaufort where there is emphasis on the biology and physiology of marine organisms, marine molecular biology, marine policy, and coastal socio-ecological issues. Scholars will choose their coursework from a list of fall course options: https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/fall. Students will receive a Duke University transcript at the conclusion of the semester.
Application deadline: 25 February 2017
Notification of awards will be made no later than 15 March 2017.
To be eligible, an applicant must
* be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in college in Fall 2017=
(Duke students are not eligible for this scholarship)
* be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa
Other factors considered in the evaluation process include whether an applicant
* identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented =
in marine science
* has demonstrated interest in marine science and its impact on society
* anticipates pursuing a PhD in the marine sciences
* submits a compelling personal statement and strong letters of recommendation
To apply, interested students are required to submit:
* Personal essay: How has your heritage made a difference in your life? How might it resonate in your work in marine science? How will a semester at the Duke Marine Laboratory benefit your career goals?
* Two academic letters of recommendation (email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Official transcript
* Undergraduate Scholarship Application (available at the website link below)
Students on financial aid should consult with their financial aid advisor to determine how a scholarship would impact their financial aid package.
Check the website for complete application information: https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/undergraduate/scholarships-marine-science
Long-Term Resilience of the Chihuahua Desert Ecosystem
Curious about how human related disturbance impacts vegetation and soil in a fragile desert ecosystem? The Jornada Basin LTER in collaboration with New Mexico State University invites applications for a NSF sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) in summer 2017. This 10-week experience enables you to investigate long-term impacts of different disturbance types on the resistance and resilience of desert vegetation, biological soil crusts and soil properties. As an REU you will complete final (20th year) measurements on a unique study designed to determine how resilience is affected by disturbance type, frequency, intensity, and soil/geomorphic surface/plant and biological soil crust community. The study is replicated at 5 locations in southern New Mexico on and near the Jornada Basin LTER. You will work as part of a team collecting data on plant and biological soil crust community composition, soil aggregate stability and carbon flux rates. Additional measurements of soil hydrology may be included depending on time and interest. You may have the opportunity to serve as a co-author on one or more publications resulting from this 20-year dataset.
This REU experience provides you with:
High quality research experience in desert ecology
Skills in field biology and laboratory methodologies
Opportunity to work alongside researchers from interdisciplinary fields at a NSF funded LTER facility
Participation in the 1-day Desert Ecology short course taught by Jornada LTER scientists
Opportunity to disseminate results in presentations and scientific publications
A stipend of $800 for 10 weeks
You must be enrolled as an undergraduate at an approved university for spring and fall of 2017.
Valid US driver=92s license is required.
Ability to work full days outside in the sun, wind, and low humidity.
Interest and ability to stay overnight in field station lodging. Accommodations will be provided on-site with other researchers at the remote Jornada field station located 40 miles north of Las Cruces, NM.
Your travel to and from Las Cruces from your home will need to be paid from your stipend
Your application should include:
Letter of intent including statement of interest and previous research experience
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
For more information on the Jornada Basin LTER please visit https://jornada.nmsu.edu/lter. You can find information on the research mentors here:Nicole Pietrasiak http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/pes/nicole-pietrasiak.html; and Jeff Herrick https://jornada.nmsu.edu/lter/user/10156/view.
Applications due: March 1, 2017. Please send your applications to Nicole Pietrasiak (email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jeff Herrick (email@example.com)<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Firefly Research Internship
2017 Research Internship Pennsylvania Firefly Festival, Inc. (PAFF) (501c3 Non-Profit) 13558 Route 666 Tionesta, PA 16353 https://pafireflyfestival.org/
June-August 2017 (dates flexible).
Housing includedApply to Bruce Parkhurst email@example.com copy to
PAFF board firstname.lastname@example.org
PAFF seeks undergraduate student for basic field research on firefly habitats, Forest County PA (Allegheny
National Forest area). Ongoing research:
collecting phenological data by day, GPS data at night, where fireflies are
active. Additional requirements: participate in educational outreach events, peak firefly
season (~2 weeks). Funded by grant from the Huplits Wildlife Fund (Sierra
For full description: email@example.com
Basic field research experience. Ideal candidate: energetic with inquisitive mind. Remote location: must have
good health, physical stamina, love of outdoors & no reservations being in
the forest at night. Own vehicle, camping experience (& gear) helpful.
week internship, June-Aug (PA Firefly season.). Flexibility on dates, but
must be on site continuously 6/12-7/1 for seasonal events/outreach.
letter of interest to emails above (or mail PAFF by post). Describe research
interests, experience, & evidence of outstanding academic potential.
Provide 3 references, 1 of which is your faculty or research advisor. Salary Level $2500. Stipend. Small budget available for supplies & research work. Housing included
Tent camping and/or rustic cabin available on festival premises: Black Caddis Ranch, Kellettville.
B&B overnights or temporary stay with local supporters possible on non-peak
dates. Letters of Interest due March 4. Submit info to both emails shown at top (or snailmail