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
2019-20 GATEWAY PROJECTS:
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...
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...
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...