Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program awards ten science, engineering, and mathematics undergraduates summer internships to conduct guided research in marine science.
Who can Participate?
Students between their junior and senior years will receive preference. Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biochemistry. Interns will work semi-independently on a project designed by the intern and assigned faculty advisor (Marine Biology,Oceanography, Physical Ocean Science & Engineering) and present written and oral reports at the end of the summer. The program will run for 10 weeks (Mon, June 3 - Friday, August 9). Interns will be expected to attend weekly seminars presented by faculty and research staff.
Where does the Program take place?
The marine science internship program will take place at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Hugh R. Sharp Campus in the resort community of Lewes. This modern campus is located on the shores of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. Research and teaching facilities are available in Lewes, which is linked by computer and interactive TV to the main campus in Newark. Interns can stay at the Daiber Housing Complex, which is comprised of 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. All units include a range, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. The complex is less than 2 miles from the Hugh R. Sharp Campus and within walking distance of downtown Lewes. Student support includes a $5,750 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week session.
How to Apply:
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its possessions and must be enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree. Students who will receive their degree prior to August 2013 are not eligible. Applicants must submit their application electronically. The application includes a personal statement describing the applicant's general background and interests in pursuing the research experience. The application form and instructions are available here.
Once the electronic application is submitted, applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail from the College with additional detailed instructions for uploading the required supporting documents. These documents must also be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete. Those required supporting documents include:
Undergraduate transcript up to the current semester (this can be unofficial)
Photocopy of SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.
A letter of reference from a faculty member in your major field (this letter should be uploaded by the referring faculty member directly.
Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 15, 2013. Selection and notification of offers for the program will be made by mid-March.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013