OIMB REU (EMBOC) Application

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s research experience for undergraduates program, “Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast” (EMBOC) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities to participate in ongoing marine science research at the University of Oregon’s marine lab during the summer months.  The program runs from June 19, 2017 to August 18, 2017. We encourage applications from individuals who are members of a group that is underrepresented in marine science, including students who are first generation college student, female, African American, American Indian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or veteran.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews completed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The application period closes on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

To be eligible to apply you must:

·         Be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident

·         Be an undergraduate attending a 2-year or 4-year college

·         Have completed a minimum of one year of course work including introductory biology classes.

·         Be willing to make a full-time commitment for the 9 week program (40 hours per week)

A complete application includes the following:

1.       Completed online application form

2.       Official transcripts from colleges or universities attended (e-mailed to oimbreu@uoregon.edu)

3.       Recommendation packet complete by an instructor or administrator (e-mailed from recommender to oimbreu@uoregon.edu)

Once you begin the application you must answer all questions before closing the survey because
your answers may not be saved if you plan to complete it at a later time. There are several open-ended
questions that you will be asked. They are listed below for you to contemplate how best to
answer them before starting the application. We suggest you write your responses to these
questions in a separate Word document, and then copy and paste them into the application when
you are ready to complete the whole application in one sitting.

1) Please list previous summer jobs, internships, community or school leadership activities, and/or
research experience. Give a short description of your duties or what you did, as well as the skills
you gained.

2) Please tell us about yourself and how you became interested in marine science (200 words or less).

3) What do you feel are your strengths that you will bring to this summer research program? (200
words or less).

4) Please tell us about your education goals and any future career goals you might have (200 words or
less).

****You will also be asked to choose the top two laboratories in which you are interested in working from the list of participating labs provided here and explain why you are interested doing research in that lab.

* 1. Name:

* 2. E-mail address:

* 3. Best phone number:

* 4. Mailing address:

* 5. Name of 2-year or 4-year college or university (give city and zip code as well):

* 6. Major or Program:

* 7. Grade Point Average (GPA):

* 8. Please list the science and math courses you have taken (including AP courses from high school).

* 9. What is your expected graduation date from your current institution (mo/yr.)?

* 10. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, please describe it.

* 11. Please list previous summer jobs, internships, community or school leadership activities, and/or research experience. Give a short description of your duties or what you did, as well as the skills you gained.

* 12. Please tell us about yourself and how you became interested in marine science (200 words or less).

* 13. What do you feel are your strengths that you will bring to this summer research program? (200 words or less)

* 14. Please tell us about your education goals and any future career goals you might have (200 words or less).

* 15. Please choose the top two laboratories in which you are interested in working from the list provided on the OIMB REU site (http://oimb.uoregon.edu/oimb-reu/) and explain why you are interested doing research in that lab.

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