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Cedar Creek Graduate Fellows

Interested in developing your skills as a mentor and sharing your research experience with motivated undergraduate students?


Become a Cedar Creek Graduate Fellow!


Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR) is now accepting applications for our summer 2018 Graduate Fellows Program. This program provides partial summer support for graduate students who are conducting research at Cedar Creek and who would like to mentor undergraduate student researchers. Applications are invited from Cedar Creek graduate student researchers at any stage of a graduate program. Funding is available for up to six summer Fellowships at 25% effort (10 hours per week). Preference will be given to applicants who plan to spend a considerable amount of time on-site at Cedar Creek because this helps build our research community. 

Together, the team of Graduate Fellows will:

  • mentor undergraduate interns pursuing independent research projects throughout the summer;
  • organize a research symposium at the beginning of the summer in which faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students present results from their ongoing studies at Cedar Creek;
  • organize a weekly seminar series;
  • offer weekly workshops that provide formal training on research proposal writing, reading journal articles, data analysis, poster presentations, and oral presentations; and
  • organize a research symposium at the end of the summer in which undergraduate student researchers present the findings of their independent research projects.

Apply by March 14, 2018 by completing the survey and uploading your CV here. Decisions will be made by the end of March. Direct questions to Forest Isbell:


Previous Graduate Fellows

Summer 2017

  • George Furey, Seminar Series and Program Development
  • Kaitlin Kimmel, Cedar Creek Research Symposium
  • Shan Kothari, Cedar Creek Research Symposium
  • Craig See, Intern Research Symposium
  • Cristy Portales, Workshop Series
  • Seth Thompson, Coordinate Research Proposals and Mentors


Summer 2016

  • George Furey, Graduate Fellow Program Development
  • Siddharth Iyengar, Seminar Series
  • Kaitlin Kimmel, Intern Research Symposium
  • Shan Kothari, Workshop Series
  • Cristy Portales, Cedar Creek Research Symposium
  • Yi Yang, Cedar Creek Research Symposium


Summer 2015

  • Clare Kazanski, Cedar Creek Research Symposium
  • Cristy Portales, Cedar Creek Research Symposium
  • Xiaojing Wei, Workshop Series
  • Leslie Forero, Seminar Series and Intern Research Symposium
  • Yi Yang, Intern Research Reading Group and Intern Research Symposium