Student Fellowship Opportunities
CILER offers two fellowship programs that support student research opportunities, in order to train the next generation of Great Lakes researchers.
Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program
CILER 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 CILER’s and NOAA’s research missions in the region. CILER supports cultural and gender diversity in an inclusive environment and encourages applications from women and minority individuals.
*We encourage undergraduate freshmen and sophomores interested in environmental fellowships to apply for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.
Graduate Research Fellowships
CILER sponsors 2 competitive Graduate Research Fellowships each year that provide graduate students $25,000 to work at Consortium universities 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 Consortium Principal Investigator for application information.