Melanie Colón Posted November 13, 2015 Share Posted November 13, 2015 *CALL FOR RESEARCH MENTORS**NAPIRE: Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience at LasCruces Biological Station, Costa Rica*Mentors needed between June 20th and August 3rdApplication Deadline November 30, 2015The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking Research Mentors(ABD or PhD only) for the Native American and Pacific Islanders ResearchExperience (NAPIRE) Program funded by the National Science Foundationâ€™sLouis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NSF LSAMP) at the LasCruces Biological Station in Costa Rica. This is an exciting and highlyrewarding research internship program for minority undergraduate studentsenrolled in accredited institutions in the United States and Pacific IslandTerritories.The goal of the NAPIRE Program is to facilitate a successful summerresearch experience for Native American and Pacific Islander undergraduatestudents and, therefore, strengthen their interest and potential forpursuing careers in biology or environmental science. The program seeks toprovide a quality, safe environment where students are motivated to learnscientific skills, such as:- Critical thinking,- Hypothesis building and testing,- Research design and sampling,- Statistical analysis skills, and- Scientific writing and presentation.Mentors will live at the Las Cruces Station where whey will providepersonal, direct guidance in ecological research for one or two (typically)undergraduate students. Mentors will guide students as they work to developan answerable research question, design their research goals and datacollection methods, analyze data, and interpret and present results. Inaddition, mentors will also participate in symposia, evaluations, andethics discussions.Mentors do not receive honoraria, but NSF funds their transportation to andfrom Costa Rica, as well as room, board, station use, research permits,in-country transportation, and needed equipment and supplies. The LasCruces Station offers excellent installations, logistics, and otherconditions for long-term research projects in forest ecology, climatechange, ecological restoration, habitat fragmentation, and other similarstudies.*NAPIRE Mentors are needed between June 20th and August 3rd, 2016*. Interestedresearchers should send* a letter of interest and a short summary (max 250words) of potential student research project(s).* This summary will be usedon the OTS website so that students can select their preferredmentors/projects in their applications. *For researchers who have notpreviously served as mentors in the NAPIRE Program, please also provide acopy of your curriculum vitae and a statement of mentoring philosophy.* Toallow sufficient time for appropriate matches between mentors and acceptedstudents, please send this information by no later than *November 30th,2015*.Applications should be sent electronically to Barbara Dugelby, ProgramCoordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.--_______________________________*Barbara L. Dugelby, Ph.D. *NAPIRE Program CoordinatorOrganization for Tropical StudiesCell: email@example.com/napire Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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