Wednesday, March 16, 2016

STEPPE Summer 2016 fellowships

The STEPPE Coordinating Office ( champions support for research and education and facilitates the  development of integrated, collaborative projects for sedimentary geologists, stratigraphers, paleontologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and modelers who make up the community of researchers on the sedimentary crust.

All fellowship positions are for ten weeks during the summer and based at the Geological Society of America headquarters in Boulder, CO. Start and end dates are negotiable. Fellows must make their own travel and housing arrangements. Compensation is in the form of a grant in the amount of $10,000.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2016. To apply, send the following materials to Danielle Serratos (, please state which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email:
1) Cover letter identifying which position you are interested in and stating your interest in the position and what you can contribute to the program
2) Resume/CV
3) A short (<1000 word) writing sample
4) Contact information for three references
5) Official copies of college transcripts, mailed separately and postmarked by the deadline

Science Communications
STEPPE seeks a graduate student with strong writing skills and an interest in communicating science to both the scientific community and the public. The science communication fellow will create and disseminate content for STEPPE and consortium member’s (AAPG, AGI, GSA, GSL, PS and SEPM) websites/blogs, social media channels and other venues. The fellow will research, write and edit research articles related to deep-time sedimentary geology news and research. Ideally, this person will extend topics of articles into social media posts and STEPPE forum topics. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming GSA Annual Meeting and Congressional Visits Day. Strong research, writing and editing skills required.
Background/training/education in journalism and/or science writing a plus. Geoscience experience preferred. Strong knowledge of social media desired.

Education and Outreach
STEPPE seeks a graduate student with a strong interest in the development of collaborative projects focused on education, outreach and workforce development. The fellow will work closely with the STEPPE team, consortium members, and collaborators to further develop education and outreach programs and materials focused on early career professionals, K-16 students and teachers. In addition, the fellow will work to further develop the STEPPE online education and outreach group and will have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming GSA Annual Meeting and Congressional Visits Day.
Geoscience background and strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Background/training/education in informal or formal education, and/or pedagogy is highly sought after and should be outlined in the cover letter.

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