|Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
The program recruits primarily undergraduates in their sophomore and junior years, but outstanding freshmen and seniors are also considered. All qualified students are encouraged to apply, and minority and female students are particularly encouraged. SURE Fellows are expected to reapply for a second year of research (and out years) with their mentors when possible after successful completion of their SURE appointments.
The approximately ten-week SURE program generally begins in early June through mid-August. Fellows attend a one-week orientation and focus session that includes a series of lectures to provide a detailed overview of all research areas within the BER global change mission. Fellows also receive more focused information on the specific areas in which they expect to conduct research. Following the orientation and focus sessions, SURE fellows travel to their nine-week research assignments at national laboratories or universities (or other participating DOE funded contractors) to conduct BER-supported global change research. Each Fellow has a mentor who directs and monitors his/her summer research experience.
Mentors are recruited from BER global change research areas, including ASP, ARM, EMP, PER, and TCP. Assuming that appointments are distributed relatively evenly in each of the program areas, each area will have approximately four to six Fellows and mentors, annually.
Fellows’ receive the following benefits:
Fellows are responsible for their housing arrangements and costs, food and transportation while at their research facility.
We anticipate selecting approximately 20 SURE Fellows annually in a competitive process involving the selection of applications by a review panel.
Requirements: 3.0 out of 4.0 minimum GPA overall and in major. U.S. Citizenship required.
To apply, complete the application form on the website (http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/) that includes a Statement of Career Goals and Objectives. In addition, provide three letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts. Please submit a paper application should it prove difficult for you to apply electronically. Applications are accepted electronically or by mail beginning the first Monday in October through 11:59.59 P.M. PST on December 31. Applicants are notified of their status in early April each year.
Returning SURE students who have successfully completed past SURE appointment and have maintained GPA requirements can reapply on the GCEP website at http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/Applications/ReturningSURE.html.
The Global Change Education Program is funded by the