IODP-USIO for Students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
From 2005 until 2010, the U.S. Implementing Organization (USIO) for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) funded a fellowship for students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
The fellowship provided a mechanism for full-time university and college students at HBCU’s to pursue studies in Earth Systems sciences (or complementary fields), or to explore a wide range of careers in scientific ocean drilling and large-scale science program management by working on a project in partnership with a faculty or research mentor at his/her institution or at one of the institutions that comprise the IODP-USIO. On occasion, a fellowship consisted of sailing as a member of the Education and Communications Team aboard the JOIDES Resolution on an IODP expedition.
This initiative was replaced in 2011 with the Minorities in Scientific Ocean Drilling Fellowship.