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The application period for the 2014 season is closed and applications can no longer be submitted.

Check back in 2015 to find out if our funding has been renewed for future years.

Eligible candidates interested in this project should submit the following on-line form, and provide the necessary faculty recommendations, letter of endorsement from faculty mentor, and transcripts. Complete applications are due no later than January 15, 2014.Applications received after this date will not be reviewed. Students are required to be sure advisors get letters in on time.

The 2014 field season will run for four weeks between approximately between July 6 and August 21, 2014. Students will formulate their own research questions, develop their project, and complete their field research during a three-week program on Svalbard. After the completion of the summer program, students will travel back to the Geoscience Department at UMass-Amherst for one week where they will process samples and data, and present an interim report on their findings. Students will be expected to complete their projects at their home institutions during the following academic year with the help of a local advisor and REU mentors. A Spring symposium will bring all participants back together with their final results.

Remember, the National Science Foundation requires all participants to be U.S. citizens or permannent residents.

Please read the following documents describing risks associated with the field program and a code of conduct agreement. If accepted to the program, you will be required to agree to and sign both of these forms and get a physician's statement of your physical ability. Please contact us with any questions.

Acknowledgment of Risk

Code of Conduct

Please:
- email faculty recommendations and letters of endorsement to: mretelle@bates.edu
- send transcripts to:

Mike Retelle
Dept Geology 
Bates College
Carnegie Science Hall
Lewiston, Maine 04240  

* indicates required fields

The application period for the 2014 season is closed and applications can no longer be submitted

 

Last Name*:
First Name*:
Middle Name:

E-mail*:
Telephone*:
- -
Mailing address *:
Dates address available
Permanent address*:
Home telephone*:
- -
Citizenship*:

 

** OPTIONAL (But important!)**
The following questions are optional and will only be used for statistics in determining and reporting on our applicant pool.

Sex
Date of Birth
- -

Ethnic Group

 

 



Other:
How did you first hear about the Svalbard REU Program?

Please explain:

 

EDUCATION
Please list your current home institution first. Do not forget to provide complete transcripts from each institution.

University*
Location*
Major*
Dates attended*
Credits*


*Class Standing:
Anticipated Date of Graduation:
*Total Credit Hours:

The application period for the 2014 season is closed and applications can no longer be submitted

COURSE WORK
include name and course number

Completed and current courses within major*
Anticipated course work within major*
Completed cognate science and mathematics courses*

 

FACULTY SUPPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Please provide 2 faculty recommendations plus a letter of commitment from a faculty mentor at your home institution.
The faculty mentor will be your advisor for the completion of your research project in the year following your REU participation.
Your faculty mentor may also be one of your faculty recommenders.

 
Name
E-mail
Faculty Mentor*:
Faculty Recommender 1*:
Faculty Recommender 2*:

 

FACILITIES
As work will be continued at your home institute it is helpful to know what research facilities and opportunities are available to you

Briefly list research facilities available (e.g. sedimentology lab, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffractometer, etc.)*:
Briefly list and describe what research opportunities are available at your institution (e.g. independent work, faculty supported research, field camps, etc.)*:

The application period for the 2014 season is closed and applications can no longer be submitted

SHORT ANSWERS
Please provide a brief (paragraph) answer to the following questions:


What honors, scholarships, societies, awards or publications you have received or been involved with?*

What extracurricular activities have you been involved with?*

Describe past and present research projects/independent work associated with your interest in climate research, arctic studies and/or Quaternary geology.*

 

STATEMENT OF INTERESTS*
In approximately one page please describe your interest in climate and/or Arctic studies. Why have you found yourself interested in this program?
What types of projects would you like to get involved in on Svalbard?
Will you commit to completing a senior thesis on your Svalbard research?
What are your educational/professional goals?

 


Don't forget your transcripts and recommendations!!

The application period for the 2014 season is closed and applications can no longer be submitted.

Check back in 2015 to find out if our funding has been renewed for future years.

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