Applicants should complete the application form including a statement of research interests and an official copy of their undergraduate transcript(s).

Applicants that advance to the second round must provide two letters of recommendation from referees of their choice (typically former teachers or academic advisors who are able to comment on the applicant’s academic background and readiness to participate in a rigorous research experience at an international site). The letters of recommendation should be sent (email or hardcopy) directly from the referee to the program (contact info below). Consider that your referees may find it useful to have a copy of your completed application before preparing a letter. The applicant will also be asked to conduct a Skype interview at this stage.

We are in the process of evaluating risk and potential for a 2021 field season (please stand by).

Submit complete applications to Lily Pfeifer by one of the following methods:

1) Scan and email to


2) Mail a hard copy to the address below.

Lily Pfeifer
(Attn: France IRES Program)
Geology and Geophysics
100 E. Boyd Street, SEC 710
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019