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Arctic Greenland REU

Arctic Greenland REU

Arctic REU Greenland is an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site led by Concord University (West Virginia) and Montana State University. The REU is focused on field research in Precambrian metamorphic rocks integrating geologic mapping, structural geology, and earthquake geodynamics. 

Travel expenses to the program and full logistical support for fieldwork in Greenland will be provided. Students will receive stipends of up to $5000 to support their work. Funding for travel to a geologic conference in the fall or spring to present research results is also included.

Field work in Greenland is scheduled for July 12 to August 13, 2021 (pandemic dependent). Students will participate in online seminars and research activities before field work in April and early May, and again in September and October after our return.

Applicants should be undergraduates with a planned date of graduation no earlier than December, 2021. Ideally, applicants should have completed or be enrolled in a course in mineralogy, petrology, or Earth materials, although exceptions are possible. Coursework in structural geology and/or field geology or field methods is useful. NSF requires REU participants to be US citizens or permanent residents. Because of the late start time in July, students completing a geology field camp early in the summer may be able to attend this REU.

We especially encourage applications from first-generation college students and members of under-represented groups.

REU website

Application deadline: February 7, 2021

Contact information: Joe Allen, Concord University, , or Colin Shaw, Montana State University