Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Ecuador – Summer 2022

Barbara Piperata, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Medical Anthropology Degree Program, has received an NSF International Research Experience for Students award (see flyer attached). The award allows her to take students to Ecuador for a 7-week medical anthropology research project. The experience is fully funded and includes an additional stipend.  The deadline for applications is October 8.

One Graduate and two undergraduate students from Ohio State will be selected to participate in a year-long mentored research process through the NSF funded International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program. Students will be mentored by Dr. Barbara Piperata, and join a cohort of additional undergraduate and graduate students from Texas State and Tulane University as part of an interdisciplinary team of 8 total students . This team of 8 students will be led by Dr. Piperata, one faculty member each from Texas State and Tulane University, and by conservation professionals with the Non-Governmental Organization in Ecuador called Fundación para la Conservación de los Andes Tropicales (known as FCAT) that is housed at the FCAT Biological Field Station and Forest Reserve (https://fcatecuador. org). Together, students will design and conduct interdisciplinary research on conservation projects that promote the wellbeing of the people, plants, and wildlife living in this lowland rain forested region in the foothills of Andes Mountains in Ecuador.

Requirements: US citizenship/permanent residence; Intermediate/Advanced Spanish speaking; enrollment in classes in Fall 2022; Minimum GPA of 3.2.

For full application information, click here.

For more information contact Dr. Piperata at Piperata.1@osu.edu.