Newsletter-December 2021
The latest news & opportunities from RI C-AIM
RI Undergraduates, Apply to 2022 SURF!
RI C-AIM now welcomes applications from undergraduates at our eight partner institutions to the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), a full-time, 10 week STEM research experience with RI C-AIM faculty and graduate student investigators examining the impacts of climate variability in Rhode Island. As an undergraduate SURF fellow, you will:

Students can select projects according to their own interests, from conducting research in marine biology and chemical engineering to engaging with science communication and visualization projects.

Selected students will receive a stipend of $5,300 and up to $550 for supplies.

RI C-AIM also offers SURF Flex, an option for undergraduates whose schedules cannot accommodate a full-time research experience. SURF Flex students will receive a stipend of $2,650 and up to $275 for supplies.

SURF proposals will be accepted until Friday, February 11, 2022.
Upcoming Opportunities
RI C-AIM Career Development Program Winter Intensive
January 20-21, 2022

URI's Metcalf Institute is hosting the 2022 Winter Intensive as part of RI C-AIM's Career Development Program. Participants will be able to satisfy CDP Certificate requirements including Individual Development Plans, Mentorship, DEI Fundamentals, and Time Management. Additional programs will cover project management and ethical peer review. Learn more!
The Next Swell Scholarship for Marine Research
Due by March 31, 2022

The Next Swell Scholarship Program was created in part for the purpose of providing financial academic scholarships to exceptional undergrad and graduate student candidates in pursuit of degrees in the associated fields of marine biology and marine conservation.

Multiple scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded. Learn more!
RI Microbiome Symposium (virtual)
Friday, January 14, 2022

The second annual RI Microbiome Symposium brings together researchers from Rhode Island and beyond interested and/or conducting microbiome research. Keynote speakers are Dr. Alvaro Sanchez of Yale University and Dr. Suzanne Ishaq of the University of Maine. The symposium will include a poster session and student lightning talks. Learn more & Register!
The News
URI's Kincaid talks oysters, clean waters
RI C-AIM investigator and URI professor of oceanography Dr. Chris Kincaid spoke with ecoRInews last month alongside colleague Dr. Robinson Fulweiler (Boston University) about his work creating computer models of nitrogen levels in Narragansett Bay and the impact oysters have on cleaning our coastal waters. Read more!
Dr. Christopher Kincaid
Photo courtesy URI
RI C-AIM's Roche, Church receive awards to support research
URI's Katherine Roche and Isabella Church, both students working under RI C-AIM co-principal investigator Dr. Bethany Jenkins, recently received funding awards for research through URI's Graduate School and Office of Undergraduate Research and Innovation, respectively. Congratulations!
Business journal highlights RI C-AIM core facility RIN2
Rhode Island Inno sat down with Dr. Irene Andreu, director of the Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (RIN2) at URI, about the lab's new microscopy equipment and its potential for supporting new research and collaboration across the state. Read More!
Dr. Irene Andreu of URI's RIN2.
Don't Forget
NSF Deadlines: Be sure to consult upcoming funding/project due dates for faculty and students alike from the National Science Foundation through their web portal.
Grad Student & Post-Doc Assistance: If you are a graduate student working on RI C-AIM research, be sure to contact our liaison Sonia Refulio-Coronado for questions about programming and opportunities.
C-AIM Newsletter Archive: Looking for info from a past C-AIM newsletter? Check out our archived newsletter page!