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Summer Research Experience in Thermal Biology

May 30 - July 31, 2022 

How do organisms cope with extreme temperatures?  Join our research investigating thermal tolerance in Drosophila melanogaster and its wild relatives.  Gain hands-on experience in ecology, physiology, and genetics, while learning team-work and collective problem solving through data analysis workshops. 

Click here to download program poster (PDF).

Application. Please fill out and submit this web form to apply for our summer research experience. There are two pages to complete; the first contains the main application questions and the second asks for your contact information. 

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2022.


Personal statement. Briefly describe your interest in participating in this program. Indicate please, which of the following topics most closely matches your research interests: Physiology, Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, and/or Ecology. Please share if you have had previous research experience (field or lab work), what your career goals are, and any challenges you have faced or overcome. If there are any constraints that would prevent you from participating in field work in a remote location under potentially hot and dry conditions, with activities that include some hiking and carrying of equipment over rough terrain, please mention this (for information purposes only; it will not preclude you from participation). Also please know that our program is committed to increasing diversity of experiences and identities in the sciences. If you would like to share any additional information about yourself, please do so here.

Location preference. Please indicate your preference for host institution (Providence College, Salve Regina University, University of Kentucky, UNLV, and/or University of Vermont). Feel free to list or rank any or all of the locations.

Reference. Please offer the name, title, and email contact information for someone we may contact as a reference.

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