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Natural Resources Research & Funding

Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP) at the University of Washington Seattle

The Environmental Health Research Experience Program is a funded nine week, summer experience for undergraduates with interest in an interdisciplinary field that uses the tools of science to solve human health problems related to the environment. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive for graduate school.  Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200.  

Students underrepresented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for student applications is February 15, 2012.  

Program poster:  http://depts.washington.edu/ehug/documents/ehrep2012.pdf

EH REP is made possible by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Environmental and occupational health is the study of human health in the environment.  The field concerns itself with maintaining a safe supply of food and drinking water; discovering the mechanisms of environmentally related diseases; treating and disposing of solid and toxic wastes; reducing air, water, food, and noise pollution; and controlling workplace hazards.


Evolving Earth – Student Grant Program

This program is targeted at undergraduates in the earth sciences.  Ten grants are given each year in the amount of $3000 per grant.  Students must submit a grant proposal and have a sponsoring faculty member from OSU who will be listed as the Principal Investigator.


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Environmental Education (EE)

Each year the EPA sponsors several summer fellowships to students interested in environmental science.  These fellowships are located in Washington DC and last up to 10 weeks.  Students receive a stipend based upon their level of education and duration of their assignment.



Field School in Urban Archeology University of Maryland
The University of Maryland's Department of Anthropology and the Office of Extended Studies announce the continuation of the Archaeology in Annapolis project. This intensive, six-week field school devotes eight hours daily to supervised archaeological fieldwork, laboratory work, stratigraphic analysis, technical drawing, writing and interpretation. The summer 2010 excavations extend a long-term program of public archaeology in Maryland’s state capital that is supported by the Mayor and City Council of Annapolis. This year excavations will be conducted in the City of Annapolis, and outside the City of Annapolis at Wye House, the former plantation of Edward Lloyd on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, on Maryland's Wye River.


Georgia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology and Environmental Science
  Aquatic Chemical Ecology (ACE) at Georgia Tech is a summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation REU program. ACE at Georgia Tech gives you the opportunity to perform exciting research with our faculty in the schools of Biology, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. You'll participate in research with one or more of our faculty, learn about careers in science and engineering, and see how scientists blend knowledge and skills from physics, chemistry and biology to investigate some of the most challenging problems in environmental sciences. We encourage applications from undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., especially attending universities other than Georgia Tech.


The National Science Foundation
This link offers a variety of research experiences for undergraduate students. You may search the site by state/location or by subject area. Students from any university are eligible to apply for these REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) programs.


The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)
The OTS Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) was designed for advanced biology students interested in conducting field research under the supervision of an experienced tropical ecologist. OTS will support ten undergraduates, selected through a competitive application process, for an eight-week research program at the world-renowned La Selva Biological Station in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. In collaboration with a research mentor, students will design, conduct, and present field research projects at La Selva. The program will provide students with a first-hand look at the challenges and rewards of tropical field research. Students will participate in a rich academic field environment, including research presentations, discussions, an ethics component focusing on issues in tropical biology and conservation. In addition, participants will have access to the social, cultural, and recreational activities of the rural communities surrounding La Selva.


University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
The program exposes students to a diversity of research projects that collectively illustrate how natural systems function and how science progresses. Through the course of the summer they provide students with information on various career options in ecology and the environmental sciences.