Two Student Training Programs from the University of Michigan

1. Doctoral Student Training Program —
Funding for up to 2 Years!!

The Biosphere-Atmosphere Research and Training (BART) Program is an NSF-IGERT training program for doctoral students who are conducting research at the interface of these disciplines. Students enrolled in any doctoral program in the United States (U. S. citizens or permanent residents) can win a fellowship for up to two years. Fellowships include an annual stipend ($30,000), up to $2,000 for equipment or supplies, and support for travel to the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) and to a professional conference. BART fellows participate in an 8-week residential training program at the UMBS in Pellston, MI for 2 summers and continue in their doctoral program during the academic year. Summer training includes a course in the essentials of Biosphere-Atmosphere interactions, workshops, and research conducted with the guidance of faculty mentors with expertise in biospheric and atmospheric sciences.

Please visit the BART web page at to learn more about the program and to obtain application information. Applications are due in February 2006. Please feel free to contact the BART Coordinator, Nancy Adair Birk, toll-free at 888-647-0536.

Mary Anne Carroll, Steve Bertman, Peter Curtis, Dave Karowe, Knute Nadelhoffer, Hans Peter Schmid, and Nancy Birk (The BART Team)

2. Undergraduate Student Training Program —
Funding for summer research

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Biosphere-Atmosphere studies in a changing global environment provides "hands-on" experience and training in field biology, atmospheric chemistry, and atmosphere-ecosystem interactions. Successful applicants, who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2006 (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) work closely with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project.

Students receive a stipend of $3,500 for the 8-week program, in addition to coverage of room/board expenses and an allowance for travel and research supplies. In addition, students may receive 3 credit hours for an independent study project. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE SOON!! -- To learn more about this program, please visit and select the “Forms and Applications” tab. Or please feel free to contact Karie Slavik at (734) 647-1952.

Knute Nadelhoffer, Mart Anne Carroll, and Dave Karowe (The REU Team)

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