NSF-REU Cephalopod Internship in Bermuda - Fall 06

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Bermuda Biological Station for Research has received National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 fellowships for undergraduate student research at BBSR during the 2006 fall* semester (arrive: approximately August 31 - depart: approximately November 23, 2006). Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas including:

• Biology, chemistry and physics of the open ocean
• Biology, physiology and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems
• Aspects of the molecular biology of marine organisms
• Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters
• Effects and consequences of global environmental change

Eligibility and Terms of Fellowship
Students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and will still be undergraduates in the fall of 2006 are eligible to apply. Minorities and women are especially encouraged. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We encourage all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions.

Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend of approximately $360 per week less the costs of room and board (a special REU rate of $250 per week). Students will reside on the BBSR campus. Travel expenses will be covered by the REU program.

Download an application form in Word format.

About BBSR
The Bermuda Biological Station for Research is an independent U.S. marine research and educational institution located near the town of St. George's on the islands of Bermuda. We are the site of a number of long-term ocean time-series projects related to the study of global change and have a 115-foot research vessel, the Weatherbird II. There are 13 resident scientific faculty at BBSR, plus a diverse group of visiting scientists from all over the world.

Applications and Further Information
You can apply to BBSR's REU program by downloading an application form (in Word format) and e-mailing, faxing or mailing your completed application to the address listed on the form. If you have difficulty with the form, you can contact BBSR's Education Department at education(at)bbsr.edu or telephone (441) 297 1880.

If you have any other questions about the program or BBSR, please e-mail Dr. Gerry Plumley at plumley(at)bbsr.edu.

Applications are due by May 16, 2006
with a program selection date of May 30, 2006.

Students will arrive on August 31 and will begin work on September 1. Work will end on November 22, with students departing on November 23.

(I will accept ONE student into my cephalopod lab from this program in 2006. - Dr. James B. Wood)
 

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