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Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience for Undergraduates

Location: Costa Rica
Agency: Organization for Tropical Studies, Duke University
Due Date: February 17, 2017
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 4,000.00
Description: The NAPIRE program introduces 2nd and 3th year undergraduate students to scientific research by making them responsible for completing a research project. Students are supported to this end by giving them their basic living needs, guidance by a Research Mentor, Home Mentor and OTS staff, a small budget for supplies, and a venue for presenting the Research results, the NAPIRE Symposium. All this takes place in Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica from June 11-August 6, 2015. In addition, students will participate in lectures, seminars and field activities that focus on tropical ecology and conservation. The participants will also have the opportunity to interact with indigenous groups of Central America, allowing a first-hand look at the role of Native People in tropical forest conservation. The NAPIRE award covers the cost of room, board and travel to and from Costa Rica. Students also receive funds to help cover costs of field equipment and a $4000 stipend. In the application you must include academic transcripts, a written statement of research interests, and two letters of recommendation, including one from a department faculty member who is willing to serve as on-campus mentor for the applicant.

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Contact: Kattia Méndez
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