[Coral-List] Dauphin Island Sea Lab NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
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.*_
Head Teaching Assistant
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
kblankenhorn at disl.org
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