• Participants of CoRGGLE must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents 

  • Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to:

    • first generation college students,

    • those with veteran status,

    • those who manage a disability,

    • being of a gender and/or sexual orientation identity historically under-represented in the geosciences,

    • single parents,

    • those who have experienced housing and/or food insecurity,

    • member of an ethnic or racial group historically excluded from and underrepresented in graduate education – Black, Indigenous (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander) and/or Latinx.

  • We encourage applications from students who attend or attended our partner institutions: Bennett College; Hunter College; Morgan State University; Rutgers University-Newark; State University of New York at Oneonta

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing.  There is not a specific GPA requirement, although grades will be considered as one component of a holistic review of student accomplishments and goals.

  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing graduate study;

  • Have completed at least two semesters of college by the start of the Summer Research Program and either attended or graduated from college in that last 5 years without completing a graduate degree in the geosciences.

  • We encourage applications from undergraduates with majors across STEM fields, including environmental science, physics, chemistry, geography, engineering, math, applied math, biology and computer science as well as social and behavioral sciences.  In an effort to encourage students outside the geosciences to pursue graduate degrees in the geosciences, preference will be given to students with majors outside of geoscience and Earth and Atmospheric Science.

Scholar Expectations

Intellectual Curiosity— demonstrating a genuine interest in expanding academic knowledge in one’s field of study as well as keeping abreast of current scholarship .

Self-motivation & Communication— exhibiting the ability to work independently, initiate, inquire and contribute to the research project.

Responsibility— honoring time commitments and research obligations. Being accountable and reliable for one’s contribution of the research project.

Research Ethics— it is crucial that participants familiarize themselves with the ethical conventions in their fields and act accordingly. Participants must commit themselves to this process in an ethical and moral manner.