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Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity @ Oregon State University

The attached describes an opportunity for undergraduate students to work/do research at Oregon State University’s Department of Wood Science & Engineering during summer 2019.


Arijit Sinha & Eric Hansen

Undergrad research at OSU.pdf


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Space Remaining: Great 1-Cr Research Exposed: Population Health course!

Enroll in Winter Quarter GEN ST 391D: Research Exposed! Population Health (1cr)

Research Exposed is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines. Through presentations by UW faculty students will learn about the research process, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. The course meets once a week for fifty minutes and may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter, 3 quarters max).

This winter quarter, Research Exposed is teaming up with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer a series of faculty lectures focused on human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. For students interested in the intersecting factors that influence the outcomes and quality of human health, Research Exposed will offer insight into and opportunities to participate in ongoing research at UW. The full winter quarter speaker schedule can be found on the URP website. See the UW Time Schedule (SLN 15030) to register.

Research Exposed Win19.pdf

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Application Now Open! Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program

Application Now Open!
Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2019

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.

To attend our next Information Session, RSVP here.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

For application and program Information visit our website here.

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Deadlines are soon! Paid Summer Research in STEM

Deadlines are rapidly approaching! Use our searchable database of programs at to find and apply to STEM paid summer research programs over winter break.

Our database has over 650 paid summer research programs, including programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. 60 programs have deadlines in the next 45 days!

Use our advanced search feature to filter by discipline, level of study, citizenship status, and more.

If you need help finding a program, please email me with your level of study and disciplinary interests and I would be happy to help.

Thank you and have a wonderful winter break.



Liv Detrick, Senior Administrator

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)


The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To unsubscribe from all outreach emails from IBP, please reply with — unsubscribe — in the subject line.

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Undergraduate research opportunities from the Urban Water Innovation Network!

The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is now accepting applications for its Undergraduate Research Program for the summer of 2019! Thank you for sharing this information with students who may be interested. See the attached flyer for posting.

Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability -social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply.

To apply:

Undergraduate Research Program | UWIN
The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) offers its fourth Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for the summer of 2019. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas.

Application deadline: January 25, 2019 Midnight

Dates: May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $4,500 stipend

Other support: On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

For more information about UWIN, visit:

For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta

2019 UWIN URP Flyer.pdf

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Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities at Nebraska


We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.


Summer 2019 research programs include:

Applied Plant Systems

Bioenergy Systems

Biomedical Engineering


Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Minority Health Disparities

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction

Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

Redox Biology

Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments

Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome

Unmanned Systems


Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer Research Program »

Justina Clark
Director, Undergraduate Research
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies
1100 Seaton Hall | Lincoln, NE 68588


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MSc Graduate Assistantship

Please see attached announcement for a GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP for an MSc student at the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho).

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Post-doc opportunity at USDA

Please see the attached announcement from the USDA if you are looking for a post-doc opportunity. The field is soil science or agronomy. Here is a short message describing the important elements they are looking for: USDA has an opening, and they are looking for someone with training in meta-analysis, statistical programing in SAS, R GIS knowledge experience useful, data mining -database development.


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Research Assistants Needed!

Looking for motivated undergraduate students to assist in data management for graduate students in the Quantitative Ecology Lab.

See link for more details: research assistant qe lab final.pdf




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FieldNotes Call for Autumn 2018 Article Submissions

Calling all College of the Environment undergraduates!

FieldNotes ( is an undergraduate-run journal intended to increase public awareness of undergraduate research in the College of the Environment and provide a platform for students to actively engage in science communication.

FieldNotes publishes two digital issues annually (Autumn and Spring quarters) featuring undergraduate research (feature articles and research communications) and community features, and contains vivid imagery to ensure multi-faceted storytelling which appeals to a broad audience. The first issue of FieldNotes was published in Spring 2018 (

We are now soliciting undergraduate authors for the Autumn 2018 issue. Are you interested in publishing a research article? Psssst … this looks great on your resume! Then complete the short form at the link below so that we can start a conversation:

Questions? Please email rmfricke with the subject line: FieldNotes.

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Autumn 2018 Research Volunteer Positions/Reviewing Applications (starting Friday September 28th)

The HilleRisLambers lab studies the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. We are interested in understanding how warming temperatures and declining snow levels will affect the geographic distribution of plant species, the phenology (seasonal timing) of wildflower reproduction and the strength of interactions between species. We are looking for 2-3 undergraduates interested in being involved in research in our lab, starting in fall of 2018, and ideally lasting for the academic year.

Projects undergraduates will help with include the following: A) How strongly is seed production and seedling germination influenced by climate? B) Is wildflower phenology (the timing of reproduction) determined by snow melt dynamics, and how does this differ among species? C) How does the mutualism between trees and mycorrhizal fungi influence tree encroachment of alpine meadows? D) What plant traits are most predictive of tree seedlings’ physiological responses to the warmer, drier environments predicted for the future? Research tasks will likely include sorting and identifying tree seeds from litter samples, identifying phenological stages of wildflowers, entering data, processing leaf samples, processing mycorrhizal samples, and potentially aiding with growth chamber experiments.

See for more information on research in the lab.

Research Opportunities HRL 2018.pdf

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Paid Research Opportunity for Underrepresented Students – SURE-EH

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) will be accepting applications to the program from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington between May 7, 2018 – May 18, 2018.

The SURE-EH program provides up to two years of hourly employment to UW students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to conduct research in areas relevant to the environmental health sciences and the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Students accepted into the program will work alongside faculty and research staff in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

· Learn more about our SURE-EH and eligibility on our website:

· Learn about our current open positions and gain access to the application here:

We are currently look for three (3) students to work on the following research projects (full descriptions and desired qualifications are on our website):

Project # 1: Characterizing the interactions between environmental chemicals and gut microbiome during development

Project # 2: Measuring chemical markers in air and dust to improve understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust

Project # 3: Investigating oxidative stress on virus-host response

Questions? Please contact

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XSP Grant Deadline SUNDAY May 6th–$$$!

XSP Forestry Honor Society will be awarding one SEFS undergraduate and graduate student each a $1000 research grant! These grants will be awarded based on merit and financial need with the intention that the funds are used for research activities and equipment purchases. To see application requirements and form, visit:

Research Grant Program – Xi Sigma Pi Alpha Chapter

Research Grant Program. XSP Research Grant Applications Spring 2015. Grant Flyer 2015. 2015 XSP Research Grant Instructions. Two $1,000 research grants will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington.

Deadline is Sunday, May 6th!

Please email XSP at with any questions!
XSPGrant Flyer_2018.pdf

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Looking for a field assistant – perennial polyculture field study

Woody perennial polyculture in the temperate north: ecosystem services and livelihoods

Project background:

I’m conducting a field study of woody perennial polyculture farms in the Midwest of the United States this summer as part of my PhD research. The study will look at multiple ecosystem components (soils, insects, vegetation, and birds) on perennial polyculture farms compared to neighbouring annual corn/soy fields and pastures. It also includes a social component based on interviews with farmers about their motivations and worldviews, and a livelihoods component about yields and finances. The project is funded by the Ekhaga Foundation, and is being conducted in collaboration with the Savannah Institute, an organization based in Madison WI that promotes perennial agriculture in the Midwest.

Field assistant:

I’m looking for a field assistant to help with all aspects of soil, insect, and vegetation sampling, as well as assist with day to day logistics of fieldwork. Work will begin May 7th and likely last through most of August, with a one week break at the end of July. The farms we are visiting are located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Minnesota. I’m looking for someone who has some experience handling and identifying insects. Plant identification, soil sampling, or other fieldwork skills would be an asset. The work will involve following a sampling design, using a soil auger, setting up traps, collecting, and sorting insects, identifying and collecting plants, entering field notes and data, and properly processing and storing all the samples. Another PhD student will be joining for the second half of the summer to assist and collect bird data.

We’ll be living out of a van (an unglamorous but charming 1985 Dodge Ram camper), so folks should be prepared to be a bit grimy, sleep in a tent sometimes, be frugal with team expenditures, and be tidy and responsible with gear. You need to have a driver’s licence so we can share some of the driving. Salary will be 6500 CAD and a plane ticket to Madison. Lodging (such as it is – we will mostly be camping on farm properties) and most food is included. Most importantly, I want this summer’s field season to be peaceful, cooperative, and a lot of fun so I’m looking for someone who’ll be great to spend time with, ready to learn and adapt, and a good communicator.

Contact Maayan Kreitzman:

Maayan Kreitzman

PhD candidate, CHANS lab
Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability

University of British Columbia
1 604 723 9577

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Library Research Award for Undergraduates 2018


· What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.

· Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment. Additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health

· When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 7, 2018, by 5:00pm PDT.

· Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.

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Research Apprenticeship – Fall Quarter Classes and Field Research at the UW Friday Harbor Labs

The Friday Harbor Laboratories are accepting applications for the Pelagic Ecosystem Function (PEF) research apprenticeship for Fall Quarter 2018.

Autumn Quarter: Sept. 26 – Dec. 7, 2018

Ocean 492 (15 credits)

Now in its 15th year, this research apprenticeship, uses university research vessels to examine the patterns, interactions, and linkages between components of this complex marine ecosystem, to understand how oceanographic processes shape the spatial and temporal patterns of open water biological communities, including pelagic fishes. Our goal is to gather and analyze data to document ecosystem drivers and trends and to teach methods and provide training applicable to a career in marine science. The core of this program is an independent but integrated research project, which we will help you design and implement.

Our apprenticeship features formal instruction, independent fieldwork, and a collaborative learning environment. For the first two weeks, the instructors provide an overview of basic concepts and field and laboratory techniques. Throughout the rest of the quarter, we work together to examine spatial and temporal variability in the transitional
fall season related to physical and chemical oceanography, plankton, forage fish, and apex predators (birds and mammals). Working as part of a cooperative research team, you will have the opportunity to collect and analyze field and laboratory data. You will also learn statistical and analytic approaches to interpreting data, and gain valuable
experience in reporting your findings in a professional manner, through oral presentations and in a written scientific paper.

This apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to spend a quarter conducting meaningful field research in a stimulating but supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to learn from professional scientists and to work collaboratively with students from other institutions, teaching methods you have learned and facilitating peer-to-peer
learning. Your work, building on the findings of previous apprentices, will contribute to a valuable data set that will enable us to better characterize system dynamics, explore causal mechanisms, distinguish prevailing patterns and interactions, and monitor long-term changes in the region.

Enrollment limited to 12 apprentices. UW students earn “W” credits in this writing-intensive course.


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Summer field research assistants in the Harvey Lab


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Chesapeake Bay Watershed: WVU Science Advisor Position

Attached position announcement for an Assistant Research Professor: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Science Advisor position.

The incumbent for this NEW position will provide expert scientific and technical guidance related to reducing non-point source loading of nutrients and sediment to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This is a non-tenure track position with rank of Research Assistant Professor (RAP) with full benefits including joint appointment in the Davis
College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Institute of Water Security and Science.

A link to the announcement and a link to apply, is as follows:



Office of the Director: Jason A. Hubbart, Ph.D.

PO BOX 6108 | 3109 Agricultural Sciences Bldg | WVU Davis College

Morgantown, WV 26506-6108

Office: 304-293-2472


NRCS-DCANRD CB Sci. Adv._Announcement_Final 1-18-18.pdf

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The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

An opportunity for PhD students.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 29, 2018 and March 4, 2019.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 300 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

We would very much appreciate your help in distributing this announcement to your PIs and scientific communities.

Please find the email announcement attached. Also, for your consideration when delivering presentations to your scientific communities over the next couple of months, please also find attached a few slides with information about the program, including relevant website and contact information.

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

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Call for Applications! Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities-apply by March 19

Funded, intensive scholarly research opportunity in the arts and humanities this summer!

We have information sessions coming right up!

Jennifer & URP Staff

2018 Summer Institute in the Arts Humanities.pdf

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