The William T. Coulbourn Fellowship in Marine Geology and Geophysics is offered yearly to deserving undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Earth Sciences. Coulbourn fellowships might be awarded to students of Earth Science in any field of marine geological research, but preference will be to support state-of-the art research in fields in which Coulbourn himself had worked. Bill Coulbourn's marine geological research ranged from beaches to trenches, aboard ship and in the lab. It included an ecologic study of sediments on a reef as well as the collection and interpretation of seismic and side-scan records and cored and dredged samples of a trench, slope, and shelf. Other work included statistical analyses of sediments and of microfossils, the sedimentology of deep-sea cores, the morphology and sand deposits of island slopes, and investigations of fluid processes (mud volcano, submarine groundwater discharge, meander patterns on a continental shelf). Up to $3000 is available per year.
Complete a Stearns-Coulbourn Fellowships Common Application Form. In it you will outline your proposed project. The application describes the research, its methodology and significance, and a proposed budget.
Application Deadline: April 1st