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Apply: IoE Statewide Undergraduate Research Program Summer 2014

Closed:  Deadline Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

Contact: Sandra Cavalieri (sandra.cavalieri@montana.edu) (MSU) or Gay Allison (gay.allison@umontana.edu) (UM)

Link to full opportunity announcement: http://montanaioe.org/about/opportunities/2014/ioe-statewide-summer-inte...

Overview
The Institute on Ecosystems’ (IoE) Summer Internship Program is accepting proposals for research projects in ecosystem science from undergraduates throughout the Montana University System and the Tribal Colleges.  Internships will be awarded for work in environmental areas with a priority for working on projects that focus on one of the following IoE/MT-EPSCoR research areas:

1) feedbacks between microbial metabolism and ecosystem processes
2) linkages between landscape patterns and ecosystem processes
3) impacts of climate change on ecosystems through modeling, experimentation, and vulnerability assessments

Undergraduate interns must identify faculty mentors, and mentors must be affiliated faculty (hyperlink) of the IoE; interdisciplinary and inter-institutional projects are encouraged.

Funding for the internship program comes from the Montana NSF EPSCoR grant (subject to continued project funding); awards are subject to satisfactory adherence to all program rules and expectations (PDF opens in new window). 

The application process is open to undergraduates from all MSU, UM, and tribal colleges campuses who will not graduate before December 2014. Applications and faculty mentor letters of recommendation are due by Monday, March 10. Awards will be announced by Monday, March 31.

Program Details
• 10-12 week project, starting no later than June 2, 2014 (project timeframe is faculty mentor specific)
• $4000 stipend, paid in 3 installments: 1st-upon award, 2nd-July 15th, 3rd-upon reporting completion. (Additional funds available on a case by case basis to cover dorm housing at a different institution).
• Orientation on Monday, June 2, 2014 and two follow-up training sessions (dates TBD)
• Presentation of your research at the end of the summer program (presentations may be posters, oral, or both).
• Attendance (and poster presentation) at the IoE statewide summit, October 16-17, 2014, Helena, MT.

Partners

MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
106 AJM Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Cathy Whitlock

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-4848
UM Director: Ric Hauer

Montana EPSCoR

Program Director:  Ray Callaway
Project Administrator: Todd Kipfer
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2617

Montana University System

Montana University System

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620
406-444-6570