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 (junior or senior as of Fall 2021*) and graduate students with both academic 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. 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.
2021 Program Information – the application period has passed; apply for the 2022 program in January 2022
*We encourage undergraduate freshmen and sophomores interested in environmental fellowships to apply for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.
The next generation of Great Lakes researchers starts here. Every summer, CIGLR supports a cohort of promising upper level undergraduate and graduate students to complete research projects mentored by both University of Michigan faculty and Federal researchers. Our fellows are primarily located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan and are offered a variety of projects to conduct cutting-edge research on the Great Lakes’ most pressing issues. Jennifer Tompkins, says “Being a Great Lakes Summer Fellow has given me the opportunity to explore and contribute to diverse research aimed at keeping the human and biological communities safe and balanced in the Great Lakes Region I call home.”
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.
Additional Student Opportunities
In addition, CIGLR offers ECO funding to students affiliated with our Regional Consortium institutions who incorporate a policy engagement, communications, or outreach component into their work. Please click here for more information.