[Coral-List] Dauphin Island Sea Lab NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Katy Blankenhorn kblankenhorn at disl.org
Wed Jan 13 10:52:48 EST 2010

_*Research Experience for Undergraduates - Marine Science Fellowships 
(May 17 -- August 6, 2010)*_

Alabama's Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) will offer seven undergraduate 
fellowships in marine science during the Summer Semester 2010 as part of 
the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates 
(REU) program. This program is for undergraduate students interested in 
pursuing careers or graduate studies in Marine Sciences. Students 
selected for the program will participate in an intensive 12-week 
research experience in which they will work within a faculty research 
group to develop and complete their own independent research project. 
REU participants will also benefit from a series of workshops on 
professional skills, and attend lectures by outstanding visiting 
speakers. DISL will award up to 8 semester hours for this experience 
with prior approval from the student's home campus.

Students in this exciting marine science program will have the 
opportunity to gain basic field and laboratory research skills, and 
develop proficiency in data interpretation and presentation. Research 
areas of DISL faculty include: ecology of early life history of marine 
and estuarine fishes; plant-animal interactions in seagrass beds; 
microbial ecology; nutrient biogeochemistry; benthic ecology; trophic 
interactions and carbon budgets in marine ecosystems; estuarine science; 
plankton ecology; physical oceanography and others. This program seeks 
not only to provide participants with specific knowledge of marine 
science, but also to develop the student's background and confidence to 
make career and educational choices in the future.

Eligibility: Applications are invited from undergraduates in their 
junior and senior years with interests in biology, chemistry, geology 
and environmental sciences. Students cannot have graduated at the time 
of the fellowship. Students who have participated in an NSF OCE-funded 
REU program are not eligible for a second internship. Participants must 
be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions. 
Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Stipends of $5,400 will be provided for the 12-week full-time program. 
In addition, students will be provided on-campus housing and a food 
allowance. Students from outside the Mobile, AL, area may also apply for 
limited travel assistance (up to $400.00). Funded By: The National 
Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Research Experience For Undergraduates 
Program, and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Apply on-line: http://univ-prog.disl.org/nsf/nsfapplication.cfm. 
Application Procedures: Besides the on-line application, you need to 
submit: 1) A completed application; 2) Official college transcripts of 
all completed work; 3) Two letters of recommendation; and 4) A statement 
of career goals and research interest.

_*These can be emailed to: (sbrennan at disl.org) or faxed (251) 861-7540.*_

_*For more information contact Sally Brennan, University Programs 
Registrar (251) 861-2256. Incomplete packages will not be considered.*_

_*Application Deadline: February 12, 2010.*_

Katy Blankenhorn
Head Teaching Assistant
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
kblankenhorn at disl.org

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