本科生科研奖学金 Undergraduate Research Fellowship

2014年MEL本科生科研实习奖学金项目指南
2014 MEL Undergraduate Research Internship Program
发布日期:2014-3-28      浏览次数:503

 

为鼓励本科生尽早进入科研训练活动,更好地培养本科生的创新能力和学术精神,激发优秀学生科学兴趣,并为他们提供继续深造的平台和机会,近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(英文简称MEL)制定了《MEL本科生科研实习奖学金项目管理办法》,2014年项目实施如下:

一、申请资格

1、项目面向国内外大学招募本科二年级及以上学生;

2、对海洋、环境领域的科学研究有着浓厚的兴趣,希望从事相关领域研究的海洋、环境、生物、化学、物理等专业的本科在校生或毕业生;

3、本科前1-3年学习成绩在全年级排名居前40%,或在其他方面有突出表现的学生。

二、申批程序

1.  集中申请与审批

MEL每年3月向实验室研究人员征集本科生科研实习项目,并于4月中旬发布《本科生科研实习计划招募通知》,申请者可根据所发布的指南联系相应的课题导师,于55日前向项目秘书提交以下材料:

1) 实习申请表(I)

2) 两名推荐教师信息(推荐信须由推荐人直接发邮件给项目秘书);

3) 本科专业成绩单及课程学分绩点(GPA)排名证明各一份(须加盖所在学校教务部门或学院公章);

4) 其他证明材料如获奖(资格)证书、已发表的论文、英语成绩证书等扫描件。

5) 相关意外保险证明(如无,由MEL在项目开始前统一购买相关保险,费用从生活津贴中扣除)。

每年五月初截止申请后,由奖学金委员会组织审核、筛选,并于5月中旬通知入选结果,每年招募名额限15名以内。

2. 日常申请与审批

如申请人感兴趣的方向不在发布指南内,可自行与实验室研究人员联系,征得课题导师同意后,单独提交申请材料。由奖学金委员会组织审核,并通知入选结果,每年招募名额限5名以内。申请材料如下:

1)  实习申请表(II)

2) 两名推荐教师信息(其中一名推荐人应为MEL课题导师;推荐信须由推荐人直接发邮件给项目秘书);

3)  本科专业成绩单及课程学分绩点(GPA)排名证明各一份(须加盖所在学校教务部门或学院公章);

4) 其他证明材料如获奖(资格)证书、已发表的论文、英语成绩证书等扫描件。

5) 出示相关意外保险证明(如无,由MEL在项目开始前购买相关保险,费用从生活津贴中扣除)。

三、实习待遇

入选学生可在实验室开展为期1-3个月的科研实习。实验室将为外校学生提供往返厦门的交通费用。根据厦门大学财务规定,国际学生为经济舱机票(不超过2000美元),国内学生为火(动)车、高铁、汽车);免费提供校内宿舍及每月1700元的生活津贴;同时为每个项目科学家提供5000元的科研配套经费。

四、项目开展

学生入选后,应主动与导师联系讨论实习项目,尽早准备。抵达实验室后,必须参加由大型仪器与技术服务中心(COMET)组织的定期安全培训和课题组的仪器培训,并充分利用仪器设备、教学课程、学术讲座等资源,在导师指导下积极开展学习与科学研究。

五、项目结题

申请者在实习结束前应在课题组做项目结题(口头)报告,并提交书面研究报告。在项目实施期间开展的工作报告、论文著作等学术成果应标注“近海海洋环境科学国家重点实验室(MEL)本科生科研实习项目”资助。

3个月实习期满,项目仍未完成,或希望继续开展下一个实习期,可提交项目进展或结题报告,申请项目延期或新的立项。每个项目最多延期一次。

六、项目联系人:

施薇  0592-2186039  vera_shiwei@xmu.edu.cn

 

MEL Undergraduate Research Internship Program

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URI) encourages undergraduate students to pursue science and technology careers by providing research experiences at the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL), Xiamen University.

 

Eligibility

The URI Program requires all applicants:

·         Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at a university/college from China or abroad, and have completed at least 1 year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of application; or have completed an undergraduate degree and intent on pursuing further study.

·         Is majoring in or have a bachelor degree in oceanography, environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, or related subjects, and must be interested in pursuing marine environmental science and technology careers.

·         Must have an undergraduate cumulative grade/score in the top 40%  for all completed courses. If you do not fall in this range, please provide other documents/evidence of outstanding performance within the field (e.g. awards, science projects, honorable mentions, etc.).

How to apply

1.         Regular applications.

MEL will solicit undergraduate research projects from MEL faculties, and will post the project list ever year by mid April on the website. Applicants must then contact the supervisor based on the posted information, and submit the completed application to the program assistant by May 5.

            Applications must include:

·           Application form (I);

·           Two recommendation letters (should be sent to the program assistant by the reference via email);

·           Scanned copy of your transcript with grade point average (GPA)/ranking, with the official seal/signature of the Dean's office from the home institution;

·           Scanned copy of other supporting documents, such as awards and honors, published papers, and proficiency in  English (if applicable);

·           Proof of accident insurance. If you do not have coverage, MEL will purchase such insurance for you but the cost will be deducted from your subsidy.

The URI committee will review the applications and applicants will be notified of the selection results by mid May. The maximum number of students accepted is 15 every year.

2.         Individual applications.

If you can't find your research interest on the posted project list, applicants can contact other MEL faculty and inquire about possible internship opportunities with them. With the consent of the faculty, applicants can then submit applications beyond the above deadlines. The URI committee will review and notify applicants of the result. The maximum annual number of interns accepted this way is 5.

            Applications must include:

·           Application form (II);

·           Two recommendation letters (should be sent to the program assistant by the reference via email; one of the references must be the potential supervisor at MEL);

·           Scanned copy of your transcript and grade point average (GPA)/ranking, with the official seal/signature of the Dean's office from the home institution;

·           Scanned copy of other supporting documents, such as awards and honors, published papers, and proficiency in English (if applicable);

·           Proof of accident insurance. If you do not have coverage, MEL will purchase such insurance for you but the cost will be deducted from your subsidy.

Benefits

·           MEL will support round-trip travel expenses for non Xiamen University students. According to the financial regulations of XMU, economy class flight tickets (no more than 2000USD) for international students, and train or bus tickets for Chinese students will be provided.

·           Free accommodation and subsidy (RMB 1700 Yuan / month).

·           To better support the internship, a research grant of RMB 5000 Yuan will be provided to the supervisor for each project.

Program Implementation

·           Successful applicants need to complete their research internship at MEL for 1-3 months. 

·           Once notified of their acceptance, students must contact the supervisor within one week, to discuss and prepare for the internship.

·           Students are required to attend regular security trainings organized by the Centre of Major Equipment and Technology (COMET) and equipment trainings of the research group.

·           Beside the research supervised by the faculty, students are welcome to take full advantage of the facilities, courses and seminars offered by MEL.

Program Finale

·           Students must do an oral presentation for their research group, and submit a written final report by the end of the internship.

·           If the project is not finished when the internship expires (maximum 3 months), or the student and supervisor both agree to continue a follow-up internship, applicants must submit a project progress report or a final report, then apply for the extension or a new project.  Only one extension is allowed.

·           Any related project outcomes must acknowledge the support provided by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science Undergraduate Research Internship Program (MEL URI Program).

Contact Us

Program Assistant: Miss Vera Shi 

Phone: 86-592-2186039                      Fax: 86-592-2184101

Email: vera_shiwei@xmu.edu.cn       http://mel.xmu.edu.cn