2019 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program
The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2019 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 are offering nine (9) full-time twelve-week positions. Eight positions are located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. One position is located at the Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI), 740 W. Shoreline Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441.
- Positions will last for twelve weeks from the start date. The start date will be in early May, but this can be flexible (e.g., early June start) based selected candidate’s schedule or project needs.
- We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.
- Click here for 2019 Summer Fellows Position Descriptions
There is a stipend of $6,500 for the twelve-week period, paid in two installments of $3,250 each: For May start dates, the first installment will be in the 2nd week of May and the second installment will be in the 2nd week of June. For June start dates the first installment will be in the 2nd week of June and the second installment will occur in the 2nd week of July.
Applications must be submitted by 22 February 2019 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).
- The program is limited to currently-enrolled undergraduate (juniors and seniors preferred) and graduate students. We will also consider post-baccalaureate or post-masters students who have graduated within the past 12 months (of your fellow position start date) if the position fits directly within a student’s career goals.
- You must be either a U.S. citizen or a foreign national who is residing in the U.S. on a current Student Visa.
- Immediate relatives of any CIGLR or NOAA GLERL employees are not eligible to participate in this program, consistent with NOAA guidelines.
- Fellows are required to give a 15-minute presentation at the end of their fellowship period.
- Fellows are responsible for covering the cost of their housing for the duration of the fellowship, as well as their transportation costs to and from the work location (i.e., GLERL or AWRI). Any travel or accommodations required while performing the duties of the position, i.e., fieldwork, etc., will be covered by the program.
- NOAA GLERL is located at 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, about 4 miles south of the University of Michigan central campus. Public transportation is available, but the nearest bus stop to GLERL is approximately 1 mile away. Many students and staff do regularly bike to GLERL. GVSU AWRI is located at 740 W. Shoreline Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441. Although no public transportation is available, many students and staff utilize the city bike paths that lead to AWRI.
- Applications are submitted through an online application process. Transcripts (official or unofficial), a cover letter, and a résumé are required elements of the electronic submission. Applicants will be asked to identify and rank up to three (3) projects to which they would like to apply.
- Along with the electronic application, we require one letter of recommendation that must be sent directly from the writer via email. The recommendation letter should be sent to the attention of Mary Ogdahl (see contact information below). All letters must be received by 22 February 2019.
- Project mentors will review the applications once they are submitted. After an initial review, the project mentor will conduct phone interviews with the top candidates to discuss the project in more detail and ensure match in interest and skills.
- For specific questions about each opportunity, contact the position mentors. Email addresses are provided with the position descriptions.
- Applicants will be notified of their status by 22 March 2019.
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Mary Ogdahl, Program Manager
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research
University of Michigan
440 Church Street, G110 Dana Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Ph: 734-763-3010 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.