The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students.
Eligibility: Students must be
current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or
U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired
research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular
activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research
interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants
will have prior research experience.
Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a
$6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel
supplement will be provided.
Application: Online applications are
due January 7, 2015.
For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows, or
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