International Research Opportunity

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NSF-IRES International Research in Geosciences (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) in BOTSWANA

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

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 Research in this program includes…

  • Selected IRES students will work alongside research mentors from N.C. A&T, Botswana International University of Science and Technology BIUST and Appalachian State University to conduct research in:        Geophysics and Seismology

    Atmospheric sciences

    Air quality using field measurements


  • Botswana, one of Africa's most stable countries, is the continent's longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record.
  • Botswanahas such diverse areas of wildlife habitat. In addition to the delta and desert areas, there are grasslands and savannas, where innumerable Blue Wildebeest, other antelopes, mammals and birds are found.


    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a U.S. college or university
    • Have completed at least four semesters of education with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
    • Students who have had course in earth science, geophsyics or atmospheric sciences will get preference


  • Full travel expenses: airfare, hotel and subsistence
  • $500/week stipend for 5 weeks: Mid-June to Mid-July


For more information contact:

Solomon Bililign; Ph. D.
  Professor of Physics
  North Carolina A&T State University
  Phone (336)-285-2328

Dr. James Sherman
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Research Scientist, AppalAIR
Phone: 828-262-2438

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