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Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program

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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) offers 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 STEM disciplines by providing hands-on research training and career development mentoring in a supportive and inclusive environment. Through this program, we seek to support diversity in Great Lakes research by valuing the wide range of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills that enrich scientific exploration and help connect science with society. We strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers.

We are offering ten full-time, 12-week positions.

Options exist for fully remote, hybrid, or fully in-person fellowship experiences. Please see each project description for details on these options, as they vary depending on project requirements.

In-person work will be conducted at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI.

Each student will receive a $10,000 stipend, paid in four monthly installments of $2,500.

Students currently residing outside of the southeast Michigan area will receive an additional travel stipend up to $1,500 to offset costs for relocating to Ann Arbor for in-person work, or for a short-term visit to NOAA GLERL if working remotely. We will provide assistance to students in need of local transportation to/from the work site while in Ann Arbor (if applicable).
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Michigan (Lead)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Algae Blooms
Aquatic Ecology
Aquatic Systems
Atmospheric Dynamics
Biological Invasions
Fish Biology
Machine Vision & Learning
Social Policy

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

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