Undergraduate Fellowships for Minorities
A research project is the heart of the Minority Fellowship experience. All Fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results during a 10 to 12 week Summer Fellowship. Project topics span a vast spectrum of research in ocean sciences and engineering conducted in WHOI’s science departments and the Woods Hole Field Station of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Fellows have many occasions to interact with current MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate students, from the Q&A session designed specifically for that purpose, to the Ethics in Science Workshop.
In addition, fellowship recipients have the opportunity to attend and participate in a busy schedule of talks, seminars and a hands-on, one-day, at-sea practicum cruise onboard the R/V Tioga focusing on data collection and sampling methods with advanced oceanographic technology and instruments. The cruise is especially designed for Fellows and not only provides practical training but also brings the group together socially through a shared field experience.
The online application link for the 2013 Minority Fellowship program is now OPEN! Applications will be accepted from November 5, 2012 through February 15, 2013.
Here's what some past fellows had to say:
“I loved the program overall. It helped me gain research experience and knowledge (both from scientific literature and from the lectures)." MF '10
MultimediaSummer Student Fellow Audio Slideshow
In 2009, the WHOI Summer Student Fellowship program celebrated its 50th year of bringing bright, talented students to Woods Hole to learn more about ocean science, conduct independent research alongside world-class scientists, and get a better understanding of what studying for a Ph.D. and being a professional scientist are all about.
In 2012, 32 Summer Student Fellows (SSF) representing 30 U.S. and International colleges and universities were selected from a group of 192 applicants. Read about some of their experiences and research projects here.
WHOI's Summer Student Fellowship was named one of the "25 Most Awesome College Labs" by Popular Science.
WHOI Summer Student Fellowships offer a taste of research life. Article from Oceanus Magazine.
In 2009, twenty-eight Summer Student Fellows (SSF) representing 25 colleges and universities were chosen from a record high 241 applicants. Read descriptions of some of the fellows and the work they did.
Undergraduate students spend a summer getting hands-on oceanographic research experience and working with world-class scientists and engineers in WHOI's Summer Student Fellowship program. Read a blog by fellow Ellie Bors who wrote about her experience working with biologist Tim Shank.