Undergrads: Earn $6,000 and gain experience in climate science research

Undergrads: Earn $6,000 and gain experience in climate science research

Undergrads: Earn $6,000 and gain experience in climate science research



University of Guam undergraduate students interested in climate science and environmental issues are encouraged to apply for a new fellowship opportunity under the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a 10-week program that provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience, improve their skills in climate science, and expand their knowledge of environmental issues. Students selected for the program will be paired with a faculty mentor to produce a climate-related research project that aligns with PI-CASC University Consortium objectives.

PI-CASC will provide a $6,000 stipend to fellows who complete the 10-week summer research training, which runs from June 6 to Aug. 12 for Guam. Fellows must commit to working full-time, or 40 hours per week, for the duration of the program.

Faculty mentors

UOG faculty are also encouraged to apply as mentors. Previous research topics include marine heatwave impacts on herbivorous reef fish, coastal erosion mitigation, and fishpond plankton population inventory, but other STEM fields can be explored.

Student eligibility

The SURF fellowship is open to any undergraduate student currently enrolled at the University of Guam or any of the University of Hawai’i system campuses. The program also accepts students who are enrolled at another four-year institution but attended a high school in Guam or Hawai’i.

Virtual information session

SURF organizers will host a virtual information session at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 CHST for prospective students and mentors who would like to learn more about the program. Those interested can register here.

Application deadline: 1 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2022 CHST

Application Details

For any additional inquiries, please contact PI-CASC communications lead John I. Borja at borjaj4619@triton.uog.edu.