University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Native American undergraduates encouraged to apply for summer research experience

Native American undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the Tribal Undergraduate Research Training and Learning Experience (TURTLE) program.

The TURTLE program is an undergraduate research program for Native American students funded by the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE). The goal of the program is to provide behavioral health undergraduates Community Based Participatory Research experiences and training to prepare them for graduate school in psychology. The program provides a 10-week summer research experience under the direction of selected faculty members with the SGCoE at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The TURTLE program has four openings for the summer of 2013 for rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors. Participants will receive $4,000 based on a 10-week, 40 hours per week research experience. Interested participants must complete an application, including an autobiographical sketch, and submit their college transcript and two letters of recommendation.

The program begins Monday, June 3, and ends Friday, Aug. 9. Participants must be undergraduate students. Students graduating in the spring of 2013 are not eligible. Applications are currently being accepted until all positions are filled and must be received no later than Wednesday, May 15.

To apply on line or download an application form, go to

For more information, please contact Rosalyn Marcellais at or 777.0786

-- Kristine Morin, communications coordinator, Rural Health, 777.0871,

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