Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program
CIGLR administers an annual Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). This program helps place promising undergraduate and graduate students with both university and Federal research mentors. Through this program, students work on substantive research issues in the Great Lakes and undergo a career training program that equips them with the knowledge and skills to be the next generation of Great Lakes scientists. Prospective mentors from CIGLR, NOAA GLERL, and and the CIGLR Regional Consortium are invited to submit fellowship position proposals. Fellowship position proposals from Regional Consortium members must include co-mentorship by a NOAA GLERL or CIGLR collaborator; applicants are encouraged to contact potential GLERL or CIGLR co-mentors to discuss proposed research before applying.
Visit the Student Opportunities page for more information about the program, including past position descriptions.
- 2024 Summer Fellows – request for position proposals
(for prospective mentors)
proposal deadline December 1, 2023
Graduate Research Fellowships
CIGLR administers a competitive graduate fellowship program that provides support to students conducting research at Regional Consortium universities in collaboration with CIGLR or NOAA research scientists. The goals of this program are: 1) to provide training and educational opportunities for students who will become the next generation of Great Lakes researchers, 2) enhance collaborations between CIGLR’s University Partners and PIs at NOAA GLERL, and 3) increase student retention within the freshwater aquatic sciences. We also seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math), and thus, strongly encourage proposals that support students from groups which have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.
- 2024 Graduate Research Fellowships – request for proposals
proposal deadline January 31, 2024
We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math), and thus, strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.