The CSD Facility at the University of Minnesota’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences invites applications to a competitive award program for graduate students working with core samples from continental localities, including lakes. These $1000 grants can be used to support student travel to Minneapolis, core shipment, lodging while at the facility, lab fees, and supplies consumed inĀ initial core description (ICD). Funds supplement the low-cost instrument access, staff support, and training offered to all visitors.

The primary criteria for selection are the quality of the proposed science and the degree to which the project would take advantage of, and benefit from, use of the CSD Facility. Candidates in the earlier stages of their graduate programs, those lacking ICD instrumentation and expertise at their home institutions, and those who have not previously visited the CSD Facility will be given priority. Students from the University of Minnesota are not eligible.

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