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2024 SEEDS International Field Trip to the Barrier Lake Field Station in Alberta, Canada

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  • To be eligible, applicant must be a US Citizen. 
  • Must have a valid US Passport (that does not expire before April 6, 2025) or acquire one before Oct 1, 2024.  
  • Must be enrolled in an Associates or Bachelors degree at a college/university within the United States at the time of travel.
  • Preference is given to first and second year, and those that have NOT had opportunities to engage in ecology research or field experience.
  • Students from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: this trip requires participants to have a valid US Passport at the time of travel. While SEEDS cannot provide passport support or assistance, you can check with your college resources which might often provide assistance. To learn more about obtaining your US passport, visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Selection Criteria – Strong applicants demonstrate:

  • A sincere interest in exploring a career in ecology but have not had prior opportunity to engage in ecology research;
  • The potential to contribute to the ecology program at their home institution or in their community;
  • The capacity to support the mission of SEEDS;
  • Academic promise based college experience and Resumé;
  • Students from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply!

Applications Materials

  • Applicants contact and academic information.
  • In a short 400 word essay (1) describe the nature of research that you intend to pursue; (2) specify how this Field Trip experience would further your educational and career goals; (3) summarize your ecology experience thus far (activities, coursework, research or work experience, etc.); (4) explain how you will contribute to the mission of the SEEDS program during and after the Field Trip. Our mission statement is on the home page.
  • A Reference Name and Contact Information
  • Upload a Resume in PDF format