University of Alaska Southeast


Company: Organization for Tropical Studies
Location: Costa Rica
Position: Internship
Requirements: Please see posting for details

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The Organization for Tropical Studies is pleased to announce the availability of NSF-funded research opportunities awards (ROA) for faculty members in LSAMP institutions serving African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander undergraduates. Over a nine-week period six selected faculty members will receive weekly stipends to conduct independent research under the supervision of fellow faculty-level researchers at OTS La Selva or Las Cruces Research Stations in Costa Rica. 

Applicants preferably should have served as an “on-campus (home) mentor” to an African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Native Pacific Islander undergraduate student who has participated in OTS’s NAPIRE or REU program. The applicant must also have a faculty/instructor position at a LSAMP school. The program targets specifically faculty from community colleges, Pacific Island colleges, and Native American-serving institutions. 

Funded by the REU Program at NSF, the La Selva and Las Cruces site-based programs will enable the ROA faculty participants to work alongside under-represented minority (URM) students in an REU program as well as be supervised by established field research-mentors. The participants will develop individual research projects, collect data, analyze their work, and strengthen their own mentoring skills.

The dates of the OTS ROAprogram are June 7 - August 9, 2017

This award covers participants’ travel to and from Costa Rica as well as travel, lodging, and meals during the nine-week program. Each mentor will receive a stipend of $1038/week. A budget for equipment and supplies is also available. 

Contact: Adriana Baltodano
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Closing Date: January 31, 2017