Gateway Research Experiences
Who is eligible to participate?
- citizens and permanent residents of the US or its possessions
- rising second-year (sophomore) students when project begins; rising third-year students may also apply, but have lower priority
- students with demonstrated interest in science
- enrolled at an institution with bachelor’s degree programs, or institutions with associate’s degree programs leading to transfer to a bachelor’s program
As a Keck Gateway research participant, you will be awarded:
- transportation to the project home institution
- transportation, housing, and meals during the summer project
- support for research expenses and analytical costs
- funding for travel, housing and meals to co-present your results with other project members at a professional meeting
- a $3,000 fellowship for your participation in the five-week summer research project; dispersed at end of summer program
Expectations of Keck Gateway research participants:
- hard-working, intellectually curious, and passionate about science
- able to work as part of a team
- contribute to a co-authored presentation at a professional meeting
- complete project surveys and evaluations that are administered before, during, and after the summer project
- complete guided self-reflection about the research experience
2024-25 GATEWAY PROJECTS:
Investigating linkages between geologic histories, eolian dust production, and climate changeWhat: Increased drought frequency and severity combined with vegetation change is increasing dust emissions, which in turn affects snowmelt, groundwater, and nutrient...
Anthropocene environmental change in Glacier National Park, MontanaWhat: This Gateway project utilizes the remote and relatively pristine landscape of Glacier National Park (GNP), Montana as a natural laboratory for understanding the impacts of climate change, both...
A synoptic survey of springs in the Driftless Area of Minnesota to identify spatial patterns in groundwater qualityWhat: This Gateway Project will introduce students to karst geology and hydrogeology in the Paleozoic bedrock landscape of the Driftless Area in...
Nature vs. Nurture at Coral Gardens Reef: A Rapid Response Investigation of Endangered Acropora sp. Corals in BelizeWhat: This project seeks enthusiastic and diverse undergraduate researchers to join our investigation of how global environmental changes are impacting...