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Undergraduate Fellowships in Marine Science, Oceanography and Global Climate Change

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The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 fellowships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during the fall. This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects under faculty supervision and mentorship in several active and ongoing research areas, including: 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 Throughout the semester, REU students will give six presentations that outline their research topic, methods, and results, including a final presentation to BIOS faculty, staff, and visiting students.

REU students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, as well as workshops and seminars given by BIOS faculty that provide crucial information about scientific processes and research methodologies.

Eligibility and Terms of Fellowship

Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and who will still be undergraduates in the fall of are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. BIOS encourages all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions. Students will reside on the BIOS campus. Travel expenses, room and board will also all be covered by the REU program, travel insurance is the responsibility of the student. Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend paid at competitive rates.
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Application Deadline: 5/31/2018

Program Dates: 8/27/2018 - 11/17/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) (Lead)

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Computer Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Molecular Biology

Corals & Coral Reefs
Data Analysis
Marine Biology
Marine Ecology
Ocean Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 1/13/2018
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