Application Deadline: Thursday, 15 January 2009

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Applications are now being accepted, from motivated junior-year geology students, for the Svalbard Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Project. The Svalbard REU Project offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in polar science research projects on the arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, during the International Polar Year. The program will run from approximately 11 July to 20 August 2009. For further information, please go to:

In 2009, the Project is documenting processes at glacier fronts as they enter the sea, including glacial, fluvial and marine systems, in order to interpret responses of these glaciers to past and future climate changes. Accepted students will be expected to complete their projects at their home institution during their senior year. A strong and enthusiastic commitment from a faculty advisor/mentor, who will work with you after your summer on Svalbard, is critical to the application package. Students from under-represented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires participating students to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Students selected for the Svalbard REU Project will have all of their expenses paid (air fare, room/board, and research costs) and will receive a summer stipend. To apply, please complete the online application form. Applications must include faculty recommendations, a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor, and university transcripts.
Complete applications must be received by Thursday, 15 January 2009. All application details can be found online at:

The Svalbard REU is supported by Arctic Natural Sciences Division of NSF (Award Number 0649006).