The National Science Foundation has provided opportunities to extend on the IsoCamp and SPATIAL experiences in which you participated through additional interdisciplinary research and training experiences. One of these new activities is a research-in-residence opportunity for graduate students who have previously participated in an ITCE short course. We are currently soliciting applications for research-in-residence experiences during the 2016-2017 academic year.
This opportunity is made available to graduate students whose career development will benefit from visiting and conducting research in collaboration with a current ITCE faculty member. In order to be eligible the graduate student must have attended one of the ITCE courses (e.g., IsoCamp and SPATIAL) and must still be working to complete their graduate studies.
The purpose is to provide graduate students an opportunity to expand their thesis project through development of new collaborations, to develop and explore incorporation of new ideas that expand the dimension of a student’s thesis, and/or to develop projects that will result in future postdoctoral projects relevant to climate, biogeochemistry, and/or ecology at regional to continental scales.
The research-in-residence program will provide between $500 and $7,000 to cover a student’s expenses associated with airfare, per diem, and research supplies and expenses. Funds may not be used to cover stipends or for field-related sample collecting.
Graduate students may apply to work collaboratively with any of the faculty associated with the ITCE program.
First, we require to two letters of support indicating why participation in this activity is beneficial to your thesis (one from your thesis advisor and one other faculty member). Second, we require submission of a complete application package in PDF format that contains the following elements in this order:
Applications are due no later than September 23, 2016. This is a short time window, but the application process should be relatively fast.
Students should submit a completed PDF application directly to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommenders should submit letters of recommendation directly to email@example.com. This will ensure that all materials are submitted to the selection committee.
Approximately October 14, 2016.
We will require a 1-page report describing your experiences that should include a description of the work conducted and outcomes of the experience. We would also appreciate your perception of how this program could be improved for future graduate students. Lastly, if publications, oral presentations, and/or posters are produced as a result of this research-in-residence experience, we would appreciate your acknowledgement of the ITCE research-in-residence program in those publications/presentations and we would ask that you make us aware of these outcomes in a timely manner.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of us.
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