[Coral-List] BERMUDA - Research Experience for Undergraduates opportunities for US students

Samantha de Putron Samantha.dePutron at bios.edu
Mon Feb 25 10:54:43 EST 2008

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is offering Undergraduate 
Fellowships in Marine Science, Oceanography and Global Climate Change 
during the Fall semester.
FALL SEMESTER: Tentative dates are September 3 to November 26, 2008

The Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences has received National 
Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 
funding to support 8 fellowships for undergraduate student research 
at BIOS during the 2008 fall* semester (TENTATIVE DATES: arrive on 
September 3, 2008 - depart on November 26, 2008). Students will 
design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision 
within several research areas including (see website for more details 
http://www.bios.edu/education/reu.html ):
    * Biology, chemistry and physics of the open ocean
    * Biology, physiology and biochemistry of reef building corals 
and reef ecosystems
    * Aspects of the molecular biology of marine organisms
    * Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters
    * Effects and consequences of global environmental change

Eligibility and Terms of Fellowship
Students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study 
and will still be undergraduates in the fall of 2008 are eligible to 
apply. Minorities and women are especially encouraged. Applicants 
must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We encourage all 
successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through 
their home institutions.

Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend of approximately 
$360 per week less the costs of room and board (a special REU rate of 
$250 per week). Students will reside on the BIOS campus. Travel 
expenses will be covered by the REU program.

Applications and Further Information
You can apply to BIOS's REU program by downloading an application 
form from our website http://www.bios.edu/education/reu.html (in Word 
format) and e-mailing, faxing or mailing your completed application 
to the address listed on the form. If you have difficulty with the 
form, you can contact BIOS's Education Department at 
<mailto:education-at-bios.edu>education at bios.edu or telephone (1-441) 
297 1880 ext 217

If you have any other questions about the program or BIOS, please 
e-mail Dr Gerry Plumley at Gerald.Plumley at bios.edu

Applications will be accepted until the program is full.
Initial selection of participants will begin May 30, 2008.

Students will arrive on September 3 and will begin work on September 
4. Work will end on November 25, with students departing on November 

* BIOS does not offer REU opportunities during any other season.

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