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Summer Student Fellowship Program

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Senior

A research project is at the heart of the Summer Student Fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research with access to more than two hundred practicing scientists and engineers and the facilities of a major oceanographic institution. Project topics span the vast spectrum of research in ocean sciences and engineering conducted in WHOI's science departments and the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Fellowship recipients participate in seminars, professional development, social activities, and a hands-on, one-day, ocean sampling cruise on board the R/V Tioga focusing on data collection and sampling methods with advanced oceanographic technology and instruments.

Fellows have many occasions to interact with current MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate students in their research groups, during Q&A sessions and the Ethics in Science Workshop, and in a near-peer mentoring program.

The fellowship provides a stipend of $680/week, as well as housing and a travel allowance. The program duration is a minimum of 10 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks. The start and end dates are flexible - students arrive between the end of May to mid-June.

Students from groups underrepresented in ocean science and engineering are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Undergraduate STEM majors who will have completed their junior year are eligible. International students may apply.

Questions? Please contact or visit the program website.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Applied Physics
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Coastal Ocean Sciences
Ocean Science
Physical Oceanography
Under-Represented Minorities

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

Page last updated 2/13/2024
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