Spring 2012 Undergraduate Fellowships in Marine Science and Conservation

The Duke University Marine Laboratory is pleased to offer two fellowships for spring 2012 semester study.  These fellowships target individuals who identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in marine science and who anticipate pursuing a PhD in marine science.  Fellowships will be available during spring 2012, 2013 and 2014.

We hope you will help us contribute to the minority pipeline into graduate programs by encouraging eligible students to consider this opportunity.  The deadline for applications is 16 September.

Each fellowship is worth ~$30K and includes tuition, fees, books, travel to and from Duke, room, board, and fully paid participation in a Beaufort Signature travel course to Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico or Singapore during a semester of study, Spring 2012 in Beaufort North Carolina.   Fellows will enroll in Duke courses taught in Beaufort, where there is emphasis on the biology and physiology of marine organisms, marine molecular biology, marine policy, and coastal socio-ecological issues. These are ALL EXPENSES PAID fellowships.

A description of the opportunity and application requirements is attached.  Our spring curriculum offers a diversity of courses, including courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and even a humanities course (Science and Nature Writing).  

Check the website for complete application information: www.nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/fellowship

Please feel free to distribute this announcement widely.

Sincerely,

Cindy

Cindy Lee Van Dover

Director, Duke University Marine Laboratory

Chair, Division of Marine Science and Conservation

Nicholas School of the Environment 

135 Marine Lab Road

Beaufort NC 28516

tel: 252-504-7655

fax: 252-504-7648

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