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Deadline December 11, 2023: IRES-RR program

  • Deadline to apply: December 11, 2023 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Term: Spring, Summer and Fall 2024
  • Program: International Research Experiences for Students-Raptor Research (IRES-RR) program


The IRES Site in Raptor Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Boise State University. IRES-Raptor Research supports international research experiences for graduate and/or undergraduate students through a partnership with Fundación Migres, located in Tarifa, Spain. IRES-Raptor Research is a research
and professional development program that includes a spring seminar course, an 8-week summer research experience in Spain, and presentation of research results at an autumn national conference.

IRES aims to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering research and education as well as strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of science professionals. IRES-Raptor Research engages undergraduate and graduate students in international research focused on potential effects of a changing climate and oceanic conditions on intercontinental connections of migrating birds.


U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending any college or university with an interest in STEM and environmental science.

Participants receive

  1. mentored international research experience,
  2. travel expenses to and from Spain and the research conference, and
  3. lodging, a weekly stipend, and meal supplement during the international research in Spain.


  • Tentative Program Dates in Spain: late June – mid-August 2024
  • Applications are due by December 11, 2023. Please visit the project website for program information, important FAQs, and to apply to IRES-RR

We welcome applications from all interested students. We are especially interested in receiving applications from underrepresented groups in STEM, persons with disabilities, veterans of military service, first generation college students, and those eligible for Pell grants.


For additional information or questions, please contact:
IRES Program Director
Raptor Research Center and
Department of Biological Sciences
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725