Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Selection Criteria

Kenya 2014 students in JeepSELECTION CRITERIA

Fellows will be selected based on their academic qualifications and suitability for the program, as determined from their essays, letters of recommendation, and other application materials. Finalists may be requested to conduct a phone or in-person interview during the review week May 12-26, 2017. 

We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in scientific fields and from those seeking culturally immersive experiences in the sciences. Specific selection criteria include:

  • Benefit of the program for students given their skills and career goals
  • Research/science background and prior cultural experiences/placements
  • Ability to complete the 5-week field experience in Africa
  • Evidence of independent, creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Academic success, intellectual and personal leadership, communication skills, and enthusiasm
  • Life skills, resourcefulness, reliability, timeliness, emotional maturity and self-driven nature