GLOBES SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
May 31 – August 5, 2011
The Program: The GLOBES (Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society) program at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to sponsor a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer of 2011. Funded by an NSF-IGERT training grant, GLOBES undergraduate research fellowships provide an exciting opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research with the intent of providing real world solutions to environmental and human health issues. Research topics include climate change, population genetics, invasive species, speciation biology, agricultural stream ecology, and the science & policy of environmental change.
Program Activities: The program consists of 10 weeks of full-time research, developed and mentored by GLOBES fellows and faculty. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty and fellows about potential projects before submitting applications (Go to Summer 2011Project List.) Other activities include a weekly seminar program and journal club, regular research lab meetings, workshops on career choices in the sciences, research ethics, problem solving, and scientific writing. Lastly, participants have the opportunity to give formal presentations at the end of the summer REU Symposium.
Support: The award consists of a $4200 stipend and includes housing on campus, meals, lab supplies and travel (up to $500).
Eligibility: Current sophomores and juniors, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply; exceptionally well qualified freshmen may be considered. Women, minority students, students with disabilities, and students from small colleges are encouraged to apply.
Application Materials: Applications must be emailed or postmarked by February 11, 2011. Application forms can be found below and must include (1) a cover letter stating your career goals and research interests; (2) a completed application form; (3), an official transcript, and (4) two recommendation letters from science faculty. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Selection: Preference will be given to sophomores and juniors whose primary interest is a research career, and who will likely pursue a Ph.D. Award notifications will occur in late March/early April.
Send Application Materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by regular mail to:
GLOBES REU Program
Department of Biological Sciences
Rm 180, Galvin Life Science Bldg
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-0369
Phone: (574) 631-3287
If you need to express mail, only send via FedEx or UPS, not the US post office.