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2014 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

DEADLINE: Feb. 7, 2014
The Environmental Science Institute of the University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2014 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research. Students will be trained in laboratory and field methods applied to studies of global change and its impacts and will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Project areas are interdisciplinary will be in one of four major themes: impacts on ecosystems, impacts on watersheds and the land surface, campus sustainability, and reconstructing past global change.

Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. Students will also participate in field excursions related to scientific research. These 1-2 day activities may require physical exertion involving hiking, caving, camping, and/or boat rides in hot and humid weather. The summer program will conclude with a research poster session and open house. Program information can be found here

 

Program Officer – Environment, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (Minneapolis, MN)

The Program Officer, Environment is responsible for developing and implementing board-approved strategic grantmaking plans for one or more subprograms of the Environment program. This program implements the Foundation’s work in supporting the conservation of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.  For more information, click here.

Project Manager/Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (Washington, D.C.)

The Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI) is a project housed in WRI’s Institutions and Governance Program (IGP). However, as a cross topic project (forests, governance, and climate) we work closely with our colleagues both in other projects in IGP and across the institute, including in the People and Ecosystems Program and in the Climate and Energy Program. Learn more/apply.

Summer Ecosystem Experiences fellowship for undergraduates (various locations)

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) at Columbia University invites you to Apply Now for the 2014 Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program:- Students at all colleges and universities may apply*
- Earn 6 points of science credit from Columbia University in just 5 weeks.
- Takes place in one of three environmental hotspots or human impacted field sites.
- Designed for students of all majors.  No prerequisites required to enroll.


Special fellowship funding is available from EICES.

SEE-U is held in beautiful, yet human impacted, ecological settings – your choice of:

India | Western Ghats *New Field Site*
India is globally recognized as a megadiverse country, containing 70% of the world’s biodiversity. Embark on a journey to explore India’s ecology in the Western Ghats, a unique biologically rich ecosystem home to many of the world’s plants and animals.
Brazil| The Atlantic Forest & Serra do Mar State Park
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates.


Jordan| Amman, Aqaba, Dana, and Ajloun
You will embark in the exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan’s wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems.


Rolling Admissions.  Our next application review date is
NOVEMBER 1, 2013.