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 Dec:    2019-20 Projects Posted

15 Feb:    Application deadline

22 Mar:    Acceptance letters sent

Application Process
Online Application (Closed)

Download Flyer for 2018 Projects

2018-19 GATEWAY PROJECTS:

Using garnets to explore the beginning of subduction

Using garnets to explore the beginning of subduction on Santa Catalina Island, California Overview: In the late Cretaceous Period, before the San Andreas Fault started shearing off the edge of California, the geology of the Los Angeles region...

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