Applicants should complete the application form including a statement of research interests and an official copy of their undergraduate transcript(s). Please do not send letters of recommendation at this stage.

Applicants that advance to the second round will be invited to a Zoom interview, and will be asked to secure 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 by email directly from the referee to Consider that your referees may find it useful to have a copy of your completed application before preparing a letter.

Successful execution of the 2022 field season is dependent on the status of COVID domestically and abroad.  For this reason, travel booking and planning may be close to the timing of departure. Thank you for your flexibility & patience! 

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

1) Scan and/or 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