Summer Authentic Research Experiences are designed to engage Idaho undergraduates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields related to GEM3 research and increase the number, diversity and preparation of skilled scientists and engineers in GEM3 fields (bioinformatics, computational biology, conservation genetics, ecosystem management, environmental science, social science). * 2-yr and 4-yr college faculty wanting to serve as a research co-mentor with university faculty must coordinate with university faculty mentor prior to submitting an application. For more information on SARE, visit: https://www.idahogem3.org/summer-authentic-research-experiences
This Seed Funding program is part of Idaho’s multi-year (2018-2023) statewide NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Track-1 Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) award, “Genes by Environment: Modeling, Mechanisms, and Mapping (GEM3).” The project is highly aligned with Idaho’s Higher Education Research Strategic Plan. GEM3 includes a statewide collaborative academic research program committed to Idaho EPSCoR's "ONEIdaho" philosophy. Faculty and students at Idaho’s universities and colleges work collaboratively across institutions on basic research; integration of science disciplines; integration of research, education, and workforce development; and fostering integration of science and stakeholders. GEM3 Seed Funding allows project leadership and the Idaho research community to respond quickly and effectively to new opportunities as well as pursue high impact, potentially transformative research. Its principal objective is to catalyze new research on focal species, species interactions, ecosystems, genomics/phenomics, and other emerging areas related to the scope of the GEM3 award. It is aimed at groups or individuals that emphasize the collaborative development and testing of important ideas and theories, cutting-edge analysis of recent or existing data and information, and/or investigation of social ecological systems issues.