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Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program

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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
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The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.

We are offering 8 full-time, 12-week positions. The fellowship program may be conducted virtually, depending on local conditions in Ann Arbor, MI, to ensure health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CIGLR will ensure that all students have the computing resources needed to carry out their work. If local conditions and safety guidelines issued by NOAA and the University of Michigan allow, the program will be conducted in person at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI, or the NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, MI. Many of the projects may be conducted remotely even if in-person work is possible. Please see the position descriptions for details and for information to apply.

Each student will receive a $10,000 stipend, paid in four monthly installments of $2,500.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Michigan (Lead)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ohio State University
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Natural Resources

Aquatic Ecology
Arctic Research
Climate Modeling
Coastal Studies
Data Analysis
Earth System Science
Ecological Modeling
Sea Ice

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This program is funded by:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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