In 1994, philanthropists John and Rosemary Galbraith started an endowment for a fellowship to support one student from Eckerd College each year as a summer research intern at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). In 2014, to recognize the support of the late George Wardman, an Eckerd College donor who for many years sat on the BIOS Board of Directors, the fellowship was re-named the Galbraith/Wardman Fellowship. The Galbraith/Wardman Fellowship covers all expenses associated with a 10-week internship at BIOS, including travel to Bermuda and a $2,000 stipend.
How to apply
Rising juniors, and seniors, currently enrolled at Eckerd College, are eligible and students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Interested students should consult the list of potential projects. Applicants should email a a one-half page statement of research interests, unofficial transcripts, one letter of recommendation from a faculty member (other than Siuda, Krediet or Meylan), a list of up to three projects that you would like to work on (from the list of potential projects) and an up-to-date CV to Professor Peter Meylan on or before March 15, 2017. Applications from well-qualified Eckerd students will be forwarded to BIOS where final selection will depend, in part, on matching the research interests of the intern with those of BIOS Faculty members. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in April. This fellowship is open to Eckerd students only but its existence does not exclude Eckerd students from consideration for other BIOS internship programs.
Former Galbraith/Wardman Fellow
Danielle Becker, the 2016 Galbraith/Wardman Fellow, obtained her Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and Biology at Eckerd College prior to beginning her 10-week internship at BIOS. Mentored by Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, Danielle’s research focused on the patterns of coral reproduction across depth gradients. Danielle said of her internship, “This experience has completely shaped my future and what I want to do. Everything about the learning process I have experienced here has been worthwhile in helping equip me to continue research and protect the oceanic environment."