The Svalbard REU Program will not be offered during Summer 2015. A new proposal is pending at the National Science Foundation for funding of the program in 2016-2018.
Please check back later to see if our program has been renewed.
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
- email faculty recommendations and letters of endorsement to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- send transcripts to:
Carnegie Science Hall
Lewiston, Maine 04240
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