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National Science Foundation summer research fellowships for grade 5-12 life science and integrated science teachers are available for the summers of 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Successful applicants will spend 6 weeks in the laboratory of a productive biologist engaged in scientific research.

Teachers who successfully complete each summer's program will be awarded a stipend of $1800 per summer.

Teachers awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships will also implement research projects in their classes, provide 3 reports on their own summer research projects, engage in academic year follow-up meetings and enrichment activities and submit abstracts of their students' research projects for publication in the Journal of Student Research Abstracts, Burgess International Publisher. Their students will also present poster papers of their work at the National Science Foundation Student Research Symposium.

With approval of their scientist mentors, teachers may be invited to continue their research fellowships, with stipends, during additional summers. Teachers could also choose to continue research with their mentors during the academic year. University credit is available for teacher research work through the course Biology 699.

Areas of Study

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Neuroboioiogy
  • Marine Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Ecology (Animals )
  • Ecology (Plants)
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Other

To Apply


Dr. Steven Oppenheimer, Director       Dr. Norm Herr, Implementation Advisor

Dr. Susie Hakansson, evaluator             Dr. David Epel, evaluator

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