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Visiting the IRM : Applying to Visit

The following includes application instructions and forms for each category of IRM Visitors. More detailed information and elegibility criteria may be found here. If you have any questions about which category best fits your needs, or otherwise require assistance with your application, please feel free to contact us to discuss your research.

The Visitor Application Form is now online (links below). If you prefer to use the old Microsoft Word document, you may access it here. Supplementary Project Descriptions should still be e-mailed to

Visiting Research Fellowships

For visits of up to 10 days and with access to all IRM instrumentation. Potential visitors should submit a short application including:

U.S. Visiting Student Fellowships

The U.S. Visiting Student application should be jointly prepared by the student and their advisor, and will consist of:

U-Channel Visitors

Potential visitors who are interested primarily in using the u-channel magnetometer system should submit a short (no longer than 3 pages) application including:

Guest Researchers

If you require access to only two or three instruments, for periods up to 3 days, please contact us about scheduling an informal visit. These visits are accomodated throughout the year as scheduling permits. Please contact Facility Manager Mike Jackson (irm@...) for more information and to arrange a visit. It is best to send a short (1 paragraph) description of your research interests, equipment needs, and preferred dates.

Application Deadlines

Applications for Visiting Research, U.S. Visiting Student Fellowships and U-Channel Visitors are accepted April 30 and October 30. These deadlines are for visits to be scheduled the following July-December and January-June, respectively.

We recognize that some lake- and ocean-core projects are time sensitive because of the potential for rapid, post-coring, sediment diagenesis. Therefore, time-sensitive applications will be entertained year round and allowed as scheduling permits.

Guest Researchers may contact us at any time to discuss a mutually agreeable visit date.

Suggested Acknowledgement

In order to help us track publications that result from research performed at the IRM we kindly ask that the nature of the visit to the IRM is acknowledged in any resulting publication. You may include a statement similar to or edit this suggested acknowledgement statement as appropriate:

"Part of this work was performed [insert if and as appropriate: as a Visiting Fellow/ US Visiting Student Fellow/ U-Channel Visitor] at the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM) at the University of Minnesota. The IRM is a US National Multi-user Facility supported through the Instrumentation and Facilities program of the National Science Foundation, Earth Sciences Division, and by funding from the University of Minnesota."

Diversity Statement

The Institute for Rock Magnetism is committed to the values of Equity and Diversity. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment that is free from bias and discrimination and that actively supports inclusion and accessibility for all participants. Staff at the IRM will strive to accommodate and facilitate any accessibility issue that may be encountered. Information about specific services offered by the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) of the University of Minnesota can be accessed at .

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