recruiting one undergraduate to participate in a Research Experience for
Undergraduates (REU) this summer at the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological
Research (LTER) site near Boulder Colorado. The successful applicant
will contribute to ongoing NSF-funded research investigating the role of
early snowmelt on plant biodiversity patterns in alpine tundra and
develop an independent project on a topic of their choosing within the
field of plant community ecology. Please see the Spasojevic Lab website
(www.traitecology.com) for the types of projects that we work on.
Stipend is $5,250 for 10-week session, meals provided in a dining hall
and a partial food stipend ($30/per day) for the 18 days that the dining
hall is closed, housing in a rustic cabin, travel to the program (one
round trip, up to $500).
Students must be currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year school.
Students graduating before September 2018 will not be eligible.
Participants must be US Citizens, US Nationals, or permanent residents.
We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the
sciences, first-generation college students, students that attend
colleges with limited research opportunities (small liberal arts and
community colleges), financially disadvantaged students, students with
physical disabilities, and US military veterans.
Please send a cover letter, C.V. or resume, and contact information for
two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin April
Important Note: Applicants must be in adequate physical condition to
live at the Mountain Research Station’s elevation (9,500 feet) and to
participate in activities at and above this elevation. For nearly all
students, there are no difficulties beyond needing a few days of
acclimation. If you have a history of heart or lung problems or have
other physical conditions which might limit your ability to participate,
please consult with your physician before applying.
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