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2022 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program

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2022 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2022 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.


  • We are offering eight (8) full-time, twelve-week positions.
  • The fellowship program may be conducted virtually, depending on local conditions in Ann Arbor, MI, to ensure health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CIGLR will ensure that all students have the computing resources needed to carry out their work.
  • If local conditions and safety guidelines issued by NOAA and the University of Michigan allow, the program will be conducted in person at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI, or the NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, MI. Many of the projects may be conducted remotely even if in-person work is possible. Please see the position descriptions for details.
  • Fellowships will begin on May 16 and end on August 5, 2022.
  • Each student will receive a $10,000 stipend, paid in four monthly installments of $2,500.


  • The program is limited to currently-enrolled undergraduate (juniors and seniors as of Fall 2022) and graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.). We will also consider post-baccalaureate or post-masters students who have graduated within the past 12 months of the fellowship (i.e., May 2021 or after), if the position fits directly within a student’s career or academic goals.
  • You must be either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a foreign national who is residing in the U.S. on a current Student Visa.
  • Immediate relatives of any CIGLR or NOAA GLERL employees are not eligible to participate in this program, consistent with NOAA guidelines.

To Apply:

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Deadline: 18 February 2022 at 11:59 PM EST