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We are delighted to welcome you to the FUERTE program, a new program for undergraduates at UC Santa Barbara. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, FUERTE is organized by faculty members and researchers in EEMB, and is meant to welcome you into the exciting world of conservation science, marine biology and the exciting ways research in the outdoors can open up new worlds and career options. We know the COVID-19 situation has changed the way we are operating at the university, but we have a lot of exciting things ahead and we invite you to explore the FUERTE site and get involved! Join us!

 Fellows Program

Interested in applying to be a FUERTE Fellow?
Application Opens: Jan 10, 2022
Deadline: Feb 27, 2022


The FUERTE Team is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity in STEM. As scientists, we believe that diversity, inclusion, equity and representation of people from all backgrounds are integral to conservation, climate science, and environmental justice.

FUERTE is funded by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF 1953492)

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