Keck-ExxonMobil Enhanced Research Grants for Students from Underrepresented Groups
In 2012-2013, the Keck Geology Consortium will provide research opportunities for ~51 undergraduate geoscience students on 9 projects. Approximately 30% of these students will be recruited from outside of the Keck Geology Consortium member institutions.
Since its inception in 1988, the Keck Geology Consortium has been committed to increasing the participation of women and students from underrepresented groups in the Geosciences. Women and students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
In recent years, ExxonMobil has provided the Consoritium with funds that have enabled us to enhance research opportunities for students from underrepresented groups. We anticipate that enhanced research grants will be available for the 2012-2013 academic year for students from the following underrepresented groups - Alaska Natives, Native Americans, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and Persons with Disabilities (Underrepresented groups in the Geosciences as defined by NSF). The grants provide a fellowship ($500) for research done during the academic year (in addition to the regular summer Keck student fellowship) and funds for research expenses at their home institution (up to $500).
Students interested in the ‘Keck-ExxonMobil Enhanced research grants for students from underrepresented groups should apply through the normal application process. In the application form please indicate if you are a member of one of the underrepresented groups identified above (see question about ethnic identification in the online application form). You will automatically be considered for one of these grants.