We are happy to announce a newly funded research assistantship from the Baird Family Foundation to promote the research into the ecology and protection of Caribbean hawksbill sea turtles at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Masters in Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) program. The RAship will start in the fall of 2020 for a UVI masters student whose research focus is related to hawksbill sea turtles in the vicinity of the US Virgin Island yet has Caribbean-wide implications. The RAship will provide a stipend of $24,000 per year with additional funds available for research supplies. Acceptance to UVI’s Masters in Marine and Environmental Science program is a prerequisite for the RAship. Applications to the MMES program must be received by March 2nd, 2020 and can be submitted through the MMES website (https://www.uvi.edu/academics/science-math/departments/bio-sciences/marine-envir-science/masters-marine-envir/entry-requirements.aspx) . The award of the Baird Research Fellowship will be based primarily on previous academic performance, sea turtle research experience, ties/experience in the Caribbean, and project ideas.
We look forward to attracting additional student researchers as we expand our sea turtle research team over the new decade. Additional information on UVI’s MMES program can be found at https://www.uvi.edu/academics/science-math/departments/bio-sciences/marine-envir-science/masters-marine-envir/default.aspx