Due to disruptions related to the COVID-19 virus, the deadline for the new Connecticut Sea Grant undergraduate research fellowship opportunity for summer 2020 has been extended to March 31.
The fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and marine industry professionals.
The program will do so by funding a research fellowship for up to two undergraduate students who represent the social diversity of the communities of Connecticut. Underrepresented minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as well as students of color, indigenous students, members of the LGBTQ community and students with disabilities are encouraged to seek a research mentor with whom to apply for this opportunity.
Up to two fellowships, each with a $5,000 stipend, will be offered this summer to enable selected students to conduct independent research under the guidance of a research mentor. The application process requires submission of a mentor-proposed natural or social science-based research project and a student nomination for the research fellowship. The research project must be completed in nine weeks over the summer, and be focused on a coastal, marine or watershed issue relevant to the Connecticut Sea Grant Strategic Plan for 2018-2021, which can be accessed at: http://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2017/04/CTSG-strategic-plan-2018-2021.pdf.
Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
The complete Call and Guidance on how to apply can be found here.
For more information: see https://seagrant.uconn.edu/funding/fellowships/, or contact:
Dr. Syma A. Ebbin, research coordinator
Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
The University of Connecticut
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340-6048
Tel. (860) 405-9278; FAX: (860) 405-9109