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 and enrolled at an institution with bachelor’s degree programs

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 $2,500 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

Important Dates

15 Feb:  Application deadline

15 Mar:  Short Contributions First Draft to Project Directors

22 Mar:  Acceptance letters sent

29 Mar: Submit Short Contributions to Keck Office

Application Process
Application for 2020 Coming Soon

Flyer for 2020 Projects Coming Soon

2019-20 GATEWAY PROJECTS:

Wisconsin springs

Wisconsin springs

Thermal imaging to characterize the spatial distribution of temperature in freshwater springs Overview: During the Wisconsin Springs Gateway project, we will explore how local variations in topography, surficial geology, and bedrock geology...

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Montana dinosaurs

Montana dinosaurs

Exploring Late Cretaceous Wetland Ecosystems: Dinosaurs and Vertebrate Microfossils in Montana Overview: Eight students will focus on collecting and interpreting the fossils of backboned animals found in the classic Cretaceous geological record...

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Belize corals

Belize corals

Resilience and decline: Are we at a tipping point for endangered Acropora sp. corals in Belize? Overview: Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral) and Acropora palmata (Elkhorn Coral) have been important coral reef builders throughout the recent...

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