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ESA-SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The SPUR Fellowship is the highest honor in the SEEDS program, and fellows are encouraged to be the outstanding leaders in the future of ESA. The award supports the undergraduate student in designing and conducting an ecology research project of interest. SEEDS has established partnerships with field stations and mentors to offer exciting summer opportunities that will be tailored to meet your interests, career objectives and growth as a scientist. For most opportunities, no prior research experiences is necessary.

Award Details

The SPUR Fellowship will run from March 2016 through August 2017. The award includes:

a paid summer research or internship opportunity with a partner site with housing, travel and research expenses covered travel expenses to the 2016 and 2017 SEEDS Leadership Meetings travel expenses to the 2017 ESA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. additional SEEDS $500 award given at the 2017 ESA Annual Meeting after completing all requirements for the award.


Undergraduate students seeking a Bachelors degree (graduation date no earlier than Spring 2017) ? freshman, sophomores and juniors. Associate degree with the intention of receiving a Bachelors degree Supports the mission of SEEDS Underrepresented minority, low income, first generation college and veteran students are strongly encouraged to apply.


Able to work in a highly independent manner ? (Most often mentors are located in different areas from the fellow?s home institution. SEEDS staff and the rest of the fellowship cohort will also be located at distance.) Maintain regular and reliable communication via email, phone, and web meetings Must participate in scheduled web meetings with SEEDS staff and the fellowship cohort Meet all deadlines
Recently updated.accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 1/18/2020

Participating Institution(s):
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Ecological Society of America (ESA) (Lead)

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

Aquatic Ecology
Climate Change
Community Ecology
Ecosystem Science
Forest Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Marine Ecology
Plant Ecology
Sustainable Agriculture
Terrestrial Ecology
Wildlife Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 10/28/2019
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