NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Colby College and South Gondar, Ethiopia

Organization: Colby College

Type of opportunity: Seasonal


  • Interviews/surveys exploring church forest values and forest threats
  • GIS analyses of forest extent and species composition over time
  • Ecological surveys of church forest pollinators and insect biodiversity
  • Estimation of church forest impacts on water flows and water quality
  • Exclusion experiments studying grazers’ impacts on forest regeneration
  • Restoration experiments studying opportunities for church forest regrowth


Desired qualifications:

  • All participants must be enrolled at a U.S. college or university at the time of the program (seniors graduating in Spring 2016 are not eligible).

Start and end dates:  approx. July 6‐August 24

Salary/pay: The National Science Foundation will provide each
student researcher with a stipend of $4,000, as well as all
housing costs and round-trip travel expenses.

Link to more information: Announcement

How to apply: Application Page

Application deadline: Completed applications including 2 letters of
recommendation are due by February 15th, 2016.