Student Fellowships

Student Fellowship Opportunities

CIGLR offers two fellowship programs that support student research opportunities, in order to train the next generation of Great Lakes researchers.

Great Lacilergroupshot_outdoor_2016kes Summer Fellows Program

CIGLR administers an annual Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). This program helps place promising undergraduate* (junior or senior) and graduate students with both University and Federal research mentors. Through this program, students get the opportunity to work on substantive research issues in the Great Lakes that, in turn, support CIGLR’s and NOAA’s research missions in the region. CIGLR supports cultural and gender diversity in an inclusive environment and encourages applications from women and minority individuals.

•  2017 Application Information
•  2017 Position Descriptions
•  2017 Summer Fellows Program Flyer (short version)
•  2017 Summer Fellows Program Flyer (long version)

•  Current & Past Summer Fellows

*We encourage undergraduate freshmen and sophomores interested in environmental fellowships to apply for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.

labuhnGraduate Research Fellowships

CIGLR sponsors 2 competitive Graduate Research Fellowships each year that provide graduate students $25,000 to work at University Partner institutions on research in the Great Lakes related to NOAA’s mission, in collaboration with NOAA research scientists.  Fellowship funds may be used for tuition, stipends, research supplies, and/or travel.

The goals of this program are: 1) to increase training and educational opportunities for students in Great Lakes research; 2) to enhance academic and NOAA collaborations to improve research effectiveness; and 3) to increase student retention within the freshwater aquatic sciences.

Interested students should contact a University Partner Investigator for application information.