Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Eliason lab! Our lab is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming community of diverse and engaged scientists. We seek lab mates who are creative, hard-working, curious, resilient, intelligent, self-motivated, mature, reliable, team-players, and eager to learn. Work-life balance is very important to us! Current Eliason lab members include a triathlete, four devoted dog parents, the Latvian CrossFit champion, a reality tv connoisseur, a sourdough starter enthusiast, a talented artist/surfer, two former varsity volleyball players, one proud new dad, an aspiring ukulelist, and a mom of two active little boys.

Postdoctoral Fellows

I am always happy to hear from prospective postdoctoral fellows. I do not currently have any funded postdoctoral positions available, but can help potential applicants craft fellowship applications if our interests align.

Graduate Students

**Note: I will not be taking on any new graduate students for 2021-2022. Good luck in your search!
Prospective graduate students should contact me directly with 1) your cv, 2) an overview of your research interests, 3) why you are specifically interested in joining the Eliason lab group. Please note that graduate students must have some prior research experience (e.g. undergraduate research project, honors thesis, research technician) prior to joining the lab. Students applying to join the Eliason lab may apply to either Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB) or the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS). I encourage students to check out the links to learn more about the two options. Applications are due on December 1st.

Undergraduate Students

Typically, undergraduate students work under the supervision of a research technician, graduate student or postdoc. Undergraduate students must be able to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week when they first join the lab.

Funding

Undergraduate Funding

UCSB Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP)
$350 per quarter towards undergraduate research – applications due October, January and April

UCSB Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant
$750 towards undergraduate research – applications open October 1

UCSB Transfer Student Research Award (TSRA)
$750 towards Transfer student research – applications open February 1

UCSB CCS Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Deadline in April

UCSB Gene and Susan Lucas Undergraduate Research Fund for first generation students
Deadline in November

UC Leads Program
Deadline in March

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research
Deadlines October 1 and March 15

McNair Scholars Program
Deadlines October and January

EUREKA Early Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Acquisition summer program (UCSB freshmen)
Applications due in February

Gorman Research Scholar Program
Applications due in February

MARC USTAR Scholars Program
Applications due in February