Category Archives: Fellowships

Michigan Tech Nominations open for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

Applications are being sought for Summer and Fall 2018 KCP Future Faculty Fellowships, a program funded by the State of Michigan.  Applications are due no later than 4pm on April 9, 2018.  KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees.  The Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.

The goal of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship program is to increase traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing teaching careers in postsecondary education.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be a Michigan resident (contact the Graduate School for questions).
  • Be accepted into his or her Michigan Tech graduate program of choice.
  • Be planning and able to teach or secure an administrative position in postsecondary education.
  • Not have received another KCP Fellowship award for the same degree level (master’s or doctorate).
  • Not be in default status on any guaranteed student loan and/or a KCP fellowship.

A complete application will include:

  • A 1-2 page statement of purpose written by the student as it applies to the KCP fellowship goals
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes positions held, fellowships received, current funding, and expected funding, if applicable
  • A letter of support from the graduate program (chair, dean, program director, or advisor) detailing:
    • the merit of the candidate.
    • how the student will contribute to the diversity of the program.
    • willingness to provide financial support to supplement the KCP funds.
    • the mentoring plan for the student.
    • if the student has already earned a graduate degree, the letter must also address why a second graduate degree is necessary in order to obtain employment in post-secondary education.

Please submit complete applications to the Graduate School, attention Dr. Debra Charlesworth (a single PDF via e-mail to is preferred).  The review panel will also consider the candidate’s application to Graduate School (for students entering in the next academic year) and current Michigan Tech transcript (if applicable).

Additional information on the KCP fellowship is available on our web page.

LSMCE COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES: Post-Doc Fellowship, Paid Summer Internships, Job Postings, Call for Proposals, and Supplemental Funding!

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections. Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply.

Benefits: Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.

Apply: Applications are accepted three times each year:
• March 1
• July 1
• November 1

Current Research Opps:
Contact: | Email:

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship at University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma is recruiting for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship program. Interested scholars should visit the webpage to find more information and a link to the application. You may email Dr. Anthony Natale or Dr. Susan Walden with questions .

Physics/Astronomy Summer Research Internship at University of Oklahoma
We invite you to apply to the Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates program at OU. The program is for all undergraduate physics or astronomy majors who are interested in doing research and being part of a research team. While some background is needed, we are interested in hearing from any motivated and talented students. Students accepted into the program will be directly involved in the on-going research of our own Physics and Astronomy faculty. In addition, we are arranging a twice weekly series of lunchtime seminars with faculty, OU students and post-docs. These seminars will provide professional development and information about life as a scientist. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US or its possessions, and must not have graduated before the program starts. For more information or to apply go to

Areas of research include: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular, & Chemical, Physics, High Energy Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical and Experimental Research Programs

The program runs from May 29–July 31, 2018.
A stipend of $4500 plus housing and travel will be provided.

Contact: Joyce Russell,, Ph: (405) 325-3961


Real-World Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the National Weather Center
Learn to do research by conducting your own unique study! We build a sense of family by learning and reflecting together through workshops, field trips, seminars, tours, and a variety of social activities.

Research partners include the Radar Innovations Laboratory ( and South Central Climate Science Center ( in addition to our long-standing partners: the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (, NOAA National Weather Service ( and, the OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies ( Mentors may come from any OU research campus weather-related organization.

Eligibility: Pursuing a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree & a US citizen or permanent resident. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.

Benefits: A Stipend of $5,000 is provided and a Subsistence of $500 to help with food costs (included in first check), and two allowances: Travel to/from Norman (up to $600) and travel to a National Conference (up to $1,500). Housing is provided in modern, furnished campus apartments that feature private bedrooms and shared bathroom and living spaces.

Program Dates: May 21, 2018 – July 31, 2018
Apply Online:
APPLICATIONS DUE: February 19, 2018

REU Program at Oklahoma State University (OSU)
The NSF REU program at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a ten-week summer program for undergraduate students. Participants in the program will contribute to research projects in big data analytics, including computer vision, visualization, social media data analytics, anonymity, and machine learning. Field trips, talks by external speakers, and workshops are included.

* Undergraduate students from 2-year and 4-year colleges
* U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Benefits: Travel to OSU and back to home institution, $5,000 stipend, Housing, Meals

Program Dates: May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018
Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Questions? Contact: Dr. Eric Chan-Tin (
Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

A Transformative Science and Technology Internship and Research Program in Massachusetts
We invite you to apply to apply to be in the inaugural cohort of Station1 Fellows who will participate in the Summer@Station1 program – a unique and exciting residential science and technology-focused educational, research, and internship program with a focus on societal perspective, social innovation and impact. Fellows will come from near and far to work together throughout the summer of 2018 in the Boston region of Massachusetts in the United States

Be currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited postsecondary institution and in good standing;
Have a genuine interest in science and technology applied to social impact;
Be available for the entire duration of the Summer 2018 program (tentative dates: June 9th-August 15th). Academic or family obligations may be excused with advance notice.
Submit application in English.
African American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, students enrolled at minority-serving institutions, teaching institutions, and community colleges are strongly encouraged to apply. Station1 also strongly encourages students who have not had the opportunity to participate in a previous research, internship, or significant project-based experience to apply.

Deadline: March 1st, 2018 11:59 PM EST

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career Fair
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education are recruiting students in STEM! ORNL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security. ORNL and ORISE are co-hosting a virtual career fair February 22nd from noon to 3 p.m. EST at a computer or mobile device near you!

This virtual career fair will feature various internship opportunities and research participation programs at ORNL. Chat with ORNL scientists and ORISE recruiters and get tips on applying!

Pre-register for the Laboratory Internship Virtual Event today!
Career Fair Agenda

Electrical Engineer Position Open at Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an Electrical and Controls Engineer. The electrical and controls engineer is responsible and accountable for assigned Structure, System, and/or Component (SSC) in accordance with SMC-MCP-0074, “SMC Engineering & Product Development Roles and Responsibilities” as well as the responsibilities outlined in the attached job description.

BS in electrical engineering and 0-2 years of experience. Basic controls and programmable logic control (PLC) programming.
Candidate must have the ability to type 20+ words per minute and be adept in the use of Microsoft Office products.
Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a “L” DOE security clearance.
Visit Job Description Website

Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory Seeks Scientific Recruiter
Fermilab’s Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion department in the Workforce Development and Resources Section has an opening for a Scientific Recruiter. Under general direction and based on academic training and/or experience, the Scientific Recruiter specializes in translating scientific information and building relationships among groups of people, such as internal scientific hiring managers and human resources personnel and external scientific candidates, scientific professional associations, and student career counselors to attract and secure scientific talent

An advanced degree (Master or PhD) degree in physics or a science-related field.
2 years of work experience in a scientific or academic environment.
Strong physics knowledge and experience.
Ability to understand and contribute to Fermilab scientific culture.
Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
Confidence in advising and collaborating with all levels of internal and external partners.
Professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Respect and understanding of the value of individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
See Job Posting for full position description, responsibilities and application instructions. Visit FNAL Online Job Posting


February Announcements


Reminder that TODAY,  Monday, February 5, 2018 at 23:59 EDT is the deadline for authors to upload draft papers.



Registration is now open for the 2018 Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing (CoNECD) Conference!



Researcher seeks to hire a post-doctoral fellow to work on collaborative research projects that focus on: 1) the examination of mentoring relationships, practices, and programs and 2) the impact of social community and resiliency on the engagement and persistence of undergraduate engineering students. The post-doctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Joi Mondisa, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Engineering Education Faculty Member at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Responsibilities: The primary duties of the post-doctoral fellow are to: perform literature reviews and meta-syntheses; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze quantitative and qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.  The post-doctoral fellow work is expected to be accomplished in the office/lab on the UM Ann Arbor campus.  The post-doctoral fellow will participate in weekly meetings and regularly scheduled face-to-face meetings.

Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting engineering education/higher education/social science research using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; instrument development and assessment; analyzing data; strong oral and written communication skills.  Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a list of three references at  Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations.  The tentative appointment date for the position is September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.



The Cooperative and Experiential Education Division (CEED) of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) is sponsoring a research grant. This opportunity is for both experienced and aspiring researchers.


CEED seeks to promote research activity that will advance and strengthen the understanding of experiential, cooperative, and work-integrated education and internships in post-secondary education. An awarded study may sample from a variety of disciplines and ideally will include some sampling from engineering and/or computer science. Regardless, the results must have direct educational implications for the disciplines of engineering and or computer science along with the other disciplines that may be included.


You do not need to be a member of ASEE or CEED to apply for the grant. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis.    More information and application materials may be found on our website

For more information please contact:
Bernadette Friedrich, Ph.D.
Director, The Center for Spartan Engineering
College of Engineering
Michigan State University



The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of July 1, 2018. We seek a Ph.D.-level scientist or engineer who will establish a strong and dynamic research program in personalized and precision medicine, broadly defined. Areas of interest span from diagnostic devices and wearables to targeted therapeutics, genomics, and genome engineering. The candidate should also be committed to teach biomedical engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related field; postdoctoral experience is desirable.

This position falls under the Henry Samueli School of Engineering’s grand challenge theme of “Health & Wellness,” with the ultimate goal of increased life expectancy and quality of life. Over the next few years, the School intends to grow our existing strengths towards this grand challenge through hiring, infrastructure, and capital investment. In addition, the Biomedical Engineering Department has strong collaborative relationships with the School of Medicine in UC Irvine’s Henry and Susan Samueli College of Health Sciences. The selected candidate’s research program should fit within this interdisciplinary and collaborative culture.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a concise statement of proposed research, and a teaching statement. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Applicants should arrange for a minimum of two letters of recommendation to be submitted on their behalf. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by February 1, 2018. Apply online at

The University of California, Irvine, established in 1965, is ranked among the nation’s best research institutes, and is part of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award Program. Research facilities most relevant to this position include the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, the California Institute of Telecommunications & Information Technology, the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovacscular Technologies, the Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics, the Beckman Laser Institute, the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Center – the first California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Center in the State of California. The list of the top 50 NIH Funded Universities in the United States includes UC Irvine with over $400M in yearly funding. Exceptional programs in faculty housing within walking distance from campus are offered to all incoming faculty members. In addition, Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

For more information about the department, visit



The Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will hold a ten-week 2018 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Internet of Things REU students will be trained in research-based theory and applications of the technologies used in this fast-moving interdisciplinary field. The REU students will join well-established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in security, privacy, hardware design, data analytics, healthcare simulations, and social computing.

REU program dates

May 14, 2018 – July 20, 2018


Eligibility requirements

  • Sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates
  • Majors: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and information technology
  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Minimum overall GPA 2.7


Program Benefits

  • $5000 stipend
  • $600 travel allowance
  • On-campus housing
  • Meal allowance

The application deadline is March 1, 2018. Interested students must submit applications online at If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Damla Turgut at

Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Engineering Fellowship research program

Students in the program can choose to study various research topics within the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University. The program provides a $5,000 stipend, travel costs to/from St. Louis, $120 a week food stipend and on-campus housing.

Spend your summer at a leading institution engaged in innovative research alongside distinguished faculty.
The Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship program is a rewarding summer research experience at one of the top universities in the U.S. Each fellow will engage in an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member in the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend, $120 per week for food, free on-campus housing and travel cost to and from St. Louis.

Why WashU?
Nearly 60 of Washington University’s graduate and undergraduate programs rank in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report, including the School of Medicine at No. 6, Brown School of Social Work at No. 2 and Biomedical Engineering at No. 14. There are more than 3,000 research projects under way each year at WashU with $613 million total research support.

Applications are due by February 15.

Learn more and apply

UA NSF NRT Indigenous FEWS Fellowships-Now Recruiting!

The UA Institute for Energy Solutions 


Now Recruiting Graduate Students

2018-2019 NSF NRT Fellowships

“Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty”


Review Begins Feb. 5, 2018

Application at:

Research Focus

  1. Novel Photovoltaic Materials & Technologies for Controlled Environment Agriculture: Design, Device Reliability & Resiliency. Investigators: Kacira, Ratcliff, Simmons-Potter
  2. Management of coupled natural-human systems for production of fit-for-use water from brackish groundwater. Investigators: Arnold, Chief, Colombi, Ogden

For questions, please contact Dr. Karletta Chief, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, UA Dept of Soil, Water & Environmental Sciences at 

Core Faculty: Karletta Chief, SWES (PI); Benedict Columbi, AIS; Benita Litson, Dine’ College; Erin L. Ratcliff, MSE; Kelly Simmons-Potter, E&CE & Optical Sci; Kimberly Ogden, CHEE; Murat Kacira, ABE; Robert Arnold, CHEE; and Valerie Shirley, COE

The UA Institute for Energy


Now Recruiting
Graduate Students!

“Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water

Security and Sovereignty

Goal: To develop a diverse workforce with intercultural
awareness and FEWS expertise to address FEWS challenges

in indigenous communities.

Training Components include:
• Major Courses
• FEWS Research
• FEWS Minor
• Pilot Project
• Internship
• Cultural Immersion
• Professional Development
Review will begin on February 5, 2018

Application at:

“Students will be
alongside an

vAt the University of
Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
v1st Cohort starts AUG
vOnce a Trainee always
a Trainee.
vTrainees stay in
program until degree is
vMS Trainees receive 1
year funded fellowship
vPhD Trainees receive 2
years funded fellowship
vNRT stipends and
support are for
customary costs of
education (tuition and
fees) ~$34K per year
vThrough a $3M 5 year
NSF NRT Grant 2017-
vBiosystems Eng.
vChemical Eng.
vElectrical Eng.
vEnvironmental Eng.
vMaterials Science and
vSoil, Water, & Enviro.

Indigenous Food Energy and Water Security and Sovereignty

Spring 2018
Seminar Series
Mondays at 10 AM
ENR2 – N604 / Skypod

Jan 22 – “Innovations in Alternatives to Piped Water Systems in


by Aaron Dotson from the University of Alaska

Feb 12 – “Resource Use Efficient Controlled Environment

Agriculture Systems”

by Murat Kacira, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Mar 12 – “Algae for Treatment of Wastewater”
by Kimberly Ogden, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
April 9 – “Uranium in Navajo Nation ground waters–finding an

affordable solution”

by Chris Yazzie & Robert Arnold, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

May 14 – TBD

Erin Ratcliff, Material Science and Engineering

STEM Students: Please consider applying for the UA NSF NRT Training Fellowship
entitled “Indigenous Food Energy and Water Security & Sovereignty or Indige-FEWSS”

More Info is at
Application Review Begins Feb. 5, 2018.

Core Faculty: Karletta Chief, SWES (PI); Benedict Columbi, AIS; Benita Litson, Dine’
College; Erin L. Ratcliff, MSE; Kelly Simmons-Potter, E&CE & Optical Sci; Kimberly Ogden,
CHEE; Murat Kacira, ABE; Robert Arnold, CHEE; and Valerie Shirley, COE
For questions: Karletta Chief, Asst Prof. & Extension Specialist,


Potential student funding opportunities

Good afternoon.

Please see the list below and application deadline for some of them is nearby.

  1. US DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  2. US DOE Scholars Program
  3. Los Alamos National Lab’s Computer System, Cluster and Networking Summer Institute
  4. NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program
  5. Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship
  6. Blue Waters Student Internship Program

I’ll be meeting the folks in charge of (or at least, very closely associated with) most of these programs and opportunities during the annual Supercomputing conference. I can get additional information, if necessary.

Best regards,

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships available at University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma is recruiting LSAMP Scholars for Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships for academic years 2018-2020. Our funding came in too late to identify a full 2017 cohort, so many positions remain. For information about eligibility and a link to our electronic application please see:

We are offering Live Q&A sessions for potential Fellows:

· Facebook Live 11/17/17 from 1-2pm CT –
o Go to @OURatOkU (Undergraduate Research at OU)
o Type Qs in comments and Dr. Susan Walden (OU LSAMP Campus Manager) will read & answer them
o Assuming we have questions, the video will be saved on the page.
· Twitter Chat 11/20/17 from 4-5pm CT –
o Follow @OUgResearch or #OULSAMPBD
o Tweet your Qs!
· Skype by appointment – Schedule a one-on-one Q and A Skype session by e-mailing (Dr. Anthony Natale in OU Graduate College)

OU enjoys many leading programs in Petroleum Engineering, Engineering Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Structural Biology, Aeroecology, Meteorology, Radar Engineering (weather, defense, and related technologies), Geology, Environmental Science & Engineering with emphasis on water remediation, Risk Preparation and Resilient Systems, Machine Learning for Weather Prediction, and many more! Come see what the University of Oklahoma offers you!!