Financial Assistance for Summer Terms I and II

Enrollment deadlines:


Global Fellowship in Marine Conservation

(Summer Term II)

Deadline: 1 February
For additional information regarding the Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation applicants are encouraged to contact rachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu

Fellowships for international students will fully cover travel expenses, room and board, and tuition for ENVIRON 746A Marine Conservation Summer Institute. The course begin on July 7 and ends on August 8, 2014.

Eligibility
The Global Fellowships are available to any international applicant with a good working knowledge of English who has an interest and qualifications in marine conservation biology.  The course requires some background in marine science and political science. Usually Global Fellows have a BA or BS degree in hand.

Application 
There is no separate fellowship application form. Intent to apply for a fellowship should be made known on the printed summer course enrollment form. It is our preference to receive applications via email (rachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu) or by fax (252)504-7648. 

Application materials should be directed to: 
Duke Marine Lab Global Fellows Program
c/o Rachel Lo Piccolo
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd
Beaufort NC 28516, USA

Application Materials
In addition to the enrollment form, each Global Fellowship applicant is required to submit the following credentials:

  1. A brief essay - please limit this to one page - describing the applicant’s education, research, and work experience background please note a Curriculum Vitae does not take the place of this essay;
  2. A brief statement of purpose - please limit this to one page - i.e., describing the applicant's reason for taking the course, how the applicant will be able to apply the training in his/her home country, the applicant's future goals;
  3. A letter of recommendation from academic faculty or employer addressed to Dr. Doug Nowacek.  We do not offer guidelines about the information to be included in your reference letter. These letters typically include how the referee knows you, his/her opinions of your work together in the past, and thoughts about whether he/she feels you'd be well suited to this program.
  4. A Complete Curriculum Vitae.
  5. A copy of your transcript is preferred. It may be an unofficial version. The transcript can be emailed to rachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu or faxed to (252) 504-7648 or scanned and emailed to the attention of Rachel Lo Piccolo.  A non-certified translation of the transcript is fine.  If sending a transcript is impossible, then please send a copy of your degree. If a traditional transcript is available, documentation certifying your courses, grades and official notes taken in each course during university studies in addition to a copy of your diploma will be required.

Due Date
Global Fellowship applications materials must be received no later than 1 Februaryby Rachel Lo Piccolo (rachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu).  All applicants will be notified of their award status shortly after the deadline date.

We appreciate your interest in our Global Fellows program.  If you have any questions you may contact Rachel Lo Piccolo at rachel.lopiccolo@duke.edu.

*Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship for one course per summer. For example:  Students will not be awarded a scholarship for a course in both summer term I and summer term II.  


Two Bookhout Research Scholarships

Deadline: 1 April
Questions about the the Bookhout Research Scholarship should be directed to Helen Nearing; 252-504-7502

The Bookhout Research Scholarship is offered for students interested in research related to the invertebrate zoology of marine animals. Support includes a full tuition scholarship to take research independent study during Summer Term I or Summer Term II.  The only requirement for the research project is that it involves some aspect of the biology of invertebrate animals. The scholarship recipients will be assigned to a faculty sponsor based upon their stated interests or the recipients may request a specific faculty advisor. 

*Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship for one course per summer. For example:  Students will not be awarded a scholarship for a course in both summer term I and summer term II.  

Send the following application materials to the Duke Marine Lab Enrollment Office, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd. Beaufort NC 28516 or via email attachment to ml_enrollment@nicholas.duke.edu:

  1. A brief personal statement
  2. a transcript of college grades and
  3. a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s college work.

Deadline for applications is April 1. Successful applicants will be notified of their award status shortly after the deadline date.


Summer Tuition Scholarships

(Summer Terms I & II)

Deadline: 1 April 
For additional information, contact ml_enrollment@nicholas.duke.edu; 252-504-7502

Duke Marine Lab Summer Tuition Scholarships are available to all Duke or non-Duke undergraduates, post baccalaureates or graduates (including foreign) enrolled in marine science summer courses. The criteria used in review of scholarship applicants are academic excellence, scope of preparation, professional goals, and need. The precondition for review of a scholarship application is admission to a specific summer course. Admission to courses does not automatically imply award of a scholarship; separate reviews are conducted.

To Apply: 
Duke students: Please notify the Duke Marine Lab Enrollment Office if you would like to apply for a summer tuition scholarship. You are required to submit a letter of recommendation from academic faculty and a brief personal statement, i.e., the reason for taking the particular course and demonstrate a need for the scholarship.

Non-Duke students: Intent to apply for a scholarship should be made known on the summer course application.  In addition to the summer application for courses and current college or professional school transcript, each scholarship applicant is required to submit a letter of recommendation from academic faculty and a brief statement of purpose, i.e., the reason for taking the particular course and demonstrate a need for the scholarship.

You may email, post or fax your summer tuition scholarship application materials.*

  • Email: ml_enrollment@nicholas.duke.edu
  • Post: Duke Marine Lab Admissions Office, 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516
  • Fax: 252-504-7648, attention: Helen Nearing

*Your reference may email your recommendation letter directly to the Duke Marine Lab Admissions Office; otherwise it must be submitted in a sealed/signed envelope.

All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status shortly after the deadline date, 1 April.

*Students are eligible to receive only one scholarship for one course per summer. For example:  Students will not be awarded a scholarship for a course in both summer term I and summer term II.  


Residential Advisor Position

(Summer Terms I & II)

Deadline: 1 April
For additional information, contact Sarah Phillips, sarah.anne.phillips@duke.edu, 252-504-7531

The Duke Marine Lab is seeking two Residential Advisors (RAs) for Summer Terms I & II. The two co-RAs will share duties equally and trade off on-call time. The RAs must be enrolled at the Duke Marine Lab and are expected to live on campus and be available at times when faculty and staff are not present, i.e., primarily nights and weekends. The role of the RA is that of an advisor to the undergraduate students in matters of student life and emergencies. The RAs will assist in planning and implementing co-curricular activities on campus. In addition the RAs will organize a Residential Council of students, and will serve on that Council.

The co-RAs will each receive a 60% reduction on room and board as payment for their services.

All applicants will be considered equally for the co-RA positions. To apply please submit (preferably by email) the following by April 1, to Sarah Phillips, sarah.anne.phillips@duke.edu, 252-504-7531:

  • A statement summarizing your skills and qualifications for the position. Tell us why you think you’d be a good RA. If appropriate, specifically include examples of your experience planning events, coordinating volunteers, handling difficult or stressful situations, and serving in leadership roles.
  • Two non-academic letters of recommendation from persons who have personal knowledge of you (professionals not your peers). Letters should address your interpersonal skills, ability to deal with crises, creativity, etc.
  • Please note whether you plan to be at the Marine Lab for Summer Term I, II or both terms.

An announcement of the successful candidate will be made by April 9.