Tribal Undergraduate Research Training and Learning Experience (TURTLE)

The TURTLE program is an undergraduate research program for Native American students that is 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 UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The research themes will include opportunities for research in mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and other issues relevant to Indian Country. Seminar programs will cover the range of basic science to community-based research programs and ethical research in Native American communities.

The TURTLE program has four openings for the summer of 2014 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 2, 2014 and ends Friday, August 8, 2014. Participants must be undergraduate students.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

You can apply on-line or download the application here (PDF).

For more information, please contact:
Rosalyn Marcellais at or call (701)777-0786.

Students graduating in Spring/Summer 2014 are not eligible.