Shannon Point Marine Center

29-Dec-17 11:14 AM
Company / Organization: National Science Foundation

The Shannon Point Marine Center’s (SPMC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site will support guided, independent research on the part of eight undergraduates in 2018. Student support includes a $4500 stipend plus a $630 food allowance, a travel allowance and housing at SPMC for the nine-week session (June 19 – August 17). Students work with faculty mentors, conducting projects and developing written and oral reports at the conclusion of the session. General research themes include productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development; physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; coastal oceanography; and chemical ecology. Additional information on the program and SPMC is available at


SPMC is located in Anacortes, Washington, 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington, and an equal distance south of Vancouver, British Columbia. The 87-acre campus includes teaching-research laboratories, four research vessels, and a dormitory with kitchen facilities available for food preparation. Located on the mainland, the Shannon Point Marine Center offers easy access to the marine and coastal environments of the Pacific Northwest, as well as the alpine environments of the Cascade Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula.


Requirements:HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions and must be enrolled in a 2- or 4- year institution of higher education. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree before the start date of the program are ineligible. Continuing SPMC’s long-standing tradition of working with diverse student groups through the Multicultural Initiative in Marine Science Undergraduate Program (, we strongly encourage applications from underserved and underrepresented groups. Applicants should submit the online form; a statement describing general background, any challenges or hardships overcome, and interests in pursuing a research experience; undergraduate transcripts; and one letter of reference by February 15, 2018, to

Point of Contact: Brian Bingham