Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in marine life sciences and climate change – Deadline March 1, 2012

Accepting Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications

RI NSF EPSCoR will award at least 35 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) to qualified undergraduate students interested in participating in a 10-week mentored research project in the marine life sciences and climate change. In addition to receiving professional research experience and training, SURFs will be awarded a stipend of $4200, plus $500 for research supplies. RI NSF EPSCoR is committed to establishing a talented and diverse community of undergraduate researchers. Minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Each fellow will be mentored by a faculty member from one of the state’s colleges and universities. Students awarded a fellowship will be placed in the mentor’s lab under his/her guidance for 10 weeks (May 21 – July 27). During these 10 weeks, fellows will work on their research project, attend professional development workshops, research seminars, and network with other fellows and mentors through various field trips and social events. The SURF program culminates in a symposium, where undergraduate researchers throughout the state will present their work.

To apply to the SURF program please submit all application materials by March 1, 2012. A complete application will contain:

• Submit the Online Application (please review Research Projects in advance to select your top three choices of projects you would like to participate in)

• Email one letter of recommendation to surf@riepscor.org

• Mail an official copy of your college transcript to:

Jim Lemire
Department of Biology & Marine Biology
Roger Williams University
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

If you have any questions concerning the SURF program or the application, please contact Jim Lemire, RI NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Coordinator at jlemire@rwu.edu.