The Program also offers funding to its Certificate and Independent Concentration students who conduct senior thesis research concerning language and linguistics.
Interested students are invited to submit application materials via SAFE.
I hope to pursue a career in environmental research or conservation and my experiences with PEI gave me the skills and the mindset I need to do so.” PEI’s Becky Colvin Memorial Award is open to juniors in the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies or majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeking support for senior thesis-related fieldwork. Formal award letters will include details pertaining to the funded award and the terms and conditions of using research funds.
Students must accept or decline the offer within one week of award notification.
Nominees are selected by the director of PEI and the chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in consultation with the Colvin family.
The next Becky Colvin Memorial Award application will be posted February 2020.
For students who have won outside grants (CASVA, Kress, Dedalus, DAAD) the department will top up the stipend for research in the Euro-zone.
Finally, the department will offer students who are post-enrolled, on a competitive basis, a one-semester finishing grant.
Juniors in the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies or majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are eligible to apply for the Becky Colvin Memorial Award, which provides support for travel, research supplies, and other expenses associated with field research for the senior thesis.
The award was established in memory of Becky Colvin ’95, an EEB major who was strongly committed to ecology and environmental studies.