All CARPE student applications require a letter or support and commitment from a faculty advisor or first-year faculty mentor. Bellow are benefits and responsibilities of having a student participate in this program. (Note that students pursuing PhDs will be eligible to apply for a 1-year CARPE fellowship to support tuition and stipend during their second year in the program)
Please send the letter of support to firstname.lastname@example.org...or contact Ruth Varner or Katharine Duderstadt directly if you have a graduate student (MS or PhD) interested in joining the CARPE program. (We will begin reviewing appilications on February 1st)
What are the benefits to you as a CARPE Faculty Advisor?
- Gain tangible experience in bringing NSF's Big Idea of Convergence Research into your research team and scholarship.
- Broaden the reach of your research into Arctic and sub-Arctic regions.
- Develop expertise in community engagements and co-production of knowledge with Indigenous communities and local stakeholders,
- Diversify your research teams.
- Help graduate education at UNH evolve to meet 21st century challenges.
What are the benefits to your students as CARPE Trainees?
- Receive valuable mentorship and support through the CARPE faculty team and student peer cohorts.
- Benefit from the CARPE Individual Development Plans connecting the student's graduate education with the development of future career ambitions and pathways.
- Learn how to work with interdisciplinary teams and engage with communities to develop specific and compelling scientific initiatives addressing societally relevant problems
- Participate in training and develop valuable skills in Communication, Ethics, Teamwork, and Career Readiness.
- PhD students eligible for 1-year of funding (stipend, tuition, fees, and summer internship)
What are your responsibilities as a Faculty Advisor?
- Participate in pre-program training (held annually at the Shoals Marine Lab in August)
- Attend UNH’s Mentor Academy (offered in Spring as part of a UNH EPSCoR grant)
- Meet annually with the Program Director, Coordinator, Evaluator, and Student Advisee to track timely progress toward PhD degree and fulfillment of goals outlined in the student's Individual Development Plan.
- If advising a PhD funded CARPE fellow, one chapter of the student's PhD dissertation will be based on CARPE team convergence research collaborations and a co-authored team paper.
CARPE promotes transformative graduate training – where convergent scientific research and mutually beneficial partnerships with Indigenous and local communities becomes the norm rather than the exception.