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Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellowship


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
Students in the Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend ten weeks at The Morton Arboretum conducting independent research under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. Students participate in weekly activities, such as seminars, fieldtrips, and social events. At the end of the program, students will be required to prepare a scientific poster and give presentations of their work in a student research symposium at The Morton Arboretum.

Qualifications:

The Morton Arboretum?s Center for Tree Science offers summer fellowships to continuing undergraduate students. We consider candidates with strong academic backgrounds and an interest in topics such as basic tree biology, forest ecology, arboriculture, biomechanics, root biology, soil science, genetics, phylogenetics, systematics, conservation biology, and restoration ecology.

How to Apply:

The 2017 program dates will be June 12 through August 18. Successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Application review will begin January 1 and continue through February 24. Instructions on how to apply for the CTS-URF program can be found at www.mortonarb.org/ctsurf. Application materials to be submitted as one PDF document include:

1. Cover letter (one page maximum), describing why you would like to participate in the CTS-URF program, your career goals and how this program will help you meet them, prior research experience (if any), and your mentor and/or research area preference.

2. Curriculum vitae or resume.

3. Official or unofficial transcripts from your academic institution.

In addition, a letter of reference from an instructor or advisor from your academic institution should be sent to the following email address: ctsurf@mortonarb.org

Please contact ctsurf@mortonarb.org with questions.

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


Application Deadline: 2/24/2017
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Program Dates: 6/12/2017 - 8/18/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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The Morton Arboretum (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Horticulture
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Conservation
Data Analysis
Forest Ecology
Human-Environment Interactions
Invasive Species
Plant Biology
Soil Science
Urban Ecology

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