Svalbard Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Project
The Svalbard Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Project is
now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 program. Applicants must
be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is
Sunday, 15 January 2012.
Since 2003, the Svalbard REU Project has been calibrating the record of
Holocene climate change contained in glacial-fed Lake Linne on the
arctic archipelago of Svalbard, by studying the modern glacial, fluvial,
and lacustrine systems and their sediment archives. The program offers
opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in polar science
The project seeks applications from motivated junior-year students to
join the program for Summer 2012. Students will formulate their own
research questions and carry out the associated fieldwork during a
five-week field program on Svalbard. Students will complete their
projects at their home institution during their senior year. The program
will run from approximately 6 July to 21 August 2012.
Students from under-represented minority groups are particularly
encouraged to apply. Students selected for the Svalbard REU Project will
have all of their expenses paid (airfare, room/board, and research
costs) and will receive a summer stipend. The Svalbard REU Project is
supported by the Arctic Natural Sciences Division of the National
Science Foundation (NSF, award number 0649006). NSF requires
participating students to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Application deadline: Sunday, 15 January 2012.
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