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MEL 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Marine Environmental Science
 
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The MEL 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Marine Environmental Science (URF) encourages undergraduate students to pursue science and technology careers by providing research experiences at the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL), Xiamen University.

 

Eligibility

The Fellowship requires applicant:

· Currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics);

· Be interested in pursuing a career in marine environmental science and / or technology.

How to apply

  1.         Regular applications.

MEL will solicit undergraduate research projects from MEL faculty, and post the project list in March on the website. Applicants must submit their completed applications by May 5 (The deadline is postponed to May 15).

       Applications must include:

1)        The Application form (I);

2)        Details and information for two sources of recommendation (letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the program secretary via email));

3)        Scanned copy of your transcript with grade point average (GPA)/ranking, with the official seal/signature of the Dean's office from the home institution;

4)        Scanned copy of other supporting documents, such as awards and honors, published papers, and proficiency in English (if applicable);

5)        Proof of accident insurance. If you do not have coverage, MEL will purchase relevant insurance for you; the cost will be deducted from your subsidy.

The Fellowship committee will review the applications and applicants will be notified of the decision by mid-May.

  1.         Individual applications.

If you can't find your research interest on the posted project list, applicants can contact other MEL faculty and inquire about possible research opportunities. With the consent of the faculty, applicants can then submit applications beyond the above deadlines. The Fellowship committee will review and notify applicants of the result.

       Applications must include:

1)        Application form (II);

2)        Details and information for two sources of recommendation (letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the program secretary via email); one of the references must be the potential supervisor at MEL);

3)        Scanned copy of your transcript and grade point average (GPA)/ranking, with the official seal/signature of the Dean's office from the home institution;

4)        Scanned copy of other supporting documents, such as awards and honors, published papers, and proficiency in English (if applicable);

5)        Proof of accident insurance. If you do not have coverage, MEL will purchase such insurance for you; the cost will be deducted from your subsidy.

Benefits

· MEL will support round-trip travel expenses. According to the financial regulations of XMU, economy class flight tickets (no more than 2000USD) for overseas students, and train or bus tickets for mainland Chinese students will be provided.

· Free accommodation on campus and a subsidy (1700 RMB per month pretax).

· To better support the Fellowship, a research grant of RMB 5000 Yuan will be provided to the supervisor of each project.

Program Implementation Schedule

· Successful applicants need to complete their research project at MEL in 1-3 months.

· Once notified of their acceptance, students must contact the supervisor to discuss and prepare for the project.

· Students are required to attend regular security trainings organized by the Centre of Major Equipment and Technology (COMET) and equipment trainings of their research group.

· In addition to their research, students are also welcome to take full advantage of the facilities, seminars and field trips offered by MEL (organized between July 5 and July 20).

Program Finale

· Students must do an oral presentation in their research group, and submit a poster presentation to MEL by the end of the fellowship.

· Any related project outcomes must acknowledge the support provided by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (Xiamen University) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Contact Us

Program Coordinator: Vera Shi, +86-592-2186039 vera_shiwei@xmu.edu.cn

Fax: 86-592-2184101 http://mel.xmu.edu.cn

 

 
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2017 URF Project list
Application Form I
Application Form II

 




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