Category Archives: External Funding

Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

The next due date for Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) applications is June 6, 2015. As a reminder, GRIP is a professional development opportunity for NSF Graduate Fellows.  

Internships are available to all NSF Graduate Research Fellows. Applicants must be active NSF Graduate Fellows within the five-year fellowship term, “on tenure” or “on reserve.” Active Fellows must be enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward their degrees, and have fulfilled all GRFP reporting requirements. For some agencies, Fellows must be U.S. citizens. A Fellow may submit one application per Partner Agency and may apply to a maximum of two Partner Agencies per fellowship year.

 Details are available on the NSF GRIP webpage and in the GRIP Dear Colleague Letter that describes the eligibility and application process.

Fall 2015 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2015 finishing fellowships are now being accepted, and are due no later than 4pm, June 8, 2015 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to ten fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

Australia’s Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program. This program is an internationally competitive, merit-based program that provides up to AUD $272,500 (USD $213,295) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

Opportunities include:

  • Postgraduate coursework or research for up to 4 years.
  • Postgraduate and postdoctoral research for 4-6 months.
  • Professional development opportunities for 1-4 months.

Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances, tuition, health insurance, and monthly stipends. For more information or to apply, please visithttp://orau.org/endeavourscholarships/. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2015. For any questions, please email endeavor@education.gov.au

 

Computational Chemist / Physicist / Materials Scientist / Electrochemist

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers or to develop computational models and data analysis tools to support NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts focus primarily on: (1) accurate capture and computational representation of relevant physical and chemical processes; and (2) validation of models using detailed in-house experiments or independently published reports. This position will provide support to transfer existing models to a High Performance Computing (HPC) platform, operate the codes to ensure accurate results are being obtained, apply user interfaces on models to facilitate broader accessibility, and integrate component models.

For more information, please visit

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

 

Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Materials Scientist / Physicist

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers to conduct applied research in support of NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts associated with this position focus primarily on: (1) electrode infiltration technology; (2) examination of electrode degradation processes; (3) fundamental reaction and transport measurement.

For more information, please visit:

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

Spectroscopist / Materials Scientist / Physicist / Chemist / Chemical Engineer

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers to conduct analytical research in support of NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts associated with this position focuses primarily on: (1) examination of SOFC structures using advanced analytical techniques including FIB-SEM, nano-CT, and plasma FIB; (2) reconstructions of microstructural and generation of high fidelity visualizations; and (3) transfer of data sets to support computational examinations of SOFC performance.

For more information, please visit:

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html

Immediate Full Time Position: Application and Database Developer for Toxicology Projects

EPA Research Triangle Park – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computer science/engineering, bioinformatics, biology, statistics, computational biology, math, physics, information sciences, or a related discipline. Necessary skills include education and experience in database concepts and programming, leadership skills, strong written, oral and electronic communication skills, and the ability to work with a team. It is also preferable if the applicant has an advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office Applications and desktop publishing, and experience with Linux operating systems, basic software development, and database development.

The position is expected to begin in April 2015, apply todayContinue reading

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2015-06-01 to 2015-07-17

Application Linkhttp://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wc2hwYXRjaGlAbXR1LmVkdQ==

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our blogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

Immediate Opening! HPC User Support Specialist/Programmer

Immediate Opening!
Post-Master’s Research Associate – HPC User Support Specialist/Programmer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at ORNL provides the nation’s most powerful computing resources to researchers across the world. With the fastest computer in the nation, High-Performance Computing (HPC) User Support Specialists at ORNL provide scientists with training, documentation, and day-to-day assistance to enable their successful use of these resources. Major responsibilities will include debugging large scientific and engineering applications, resolve system and operational changes, proactively ensure users have up-to-date information about the system, develop user training materials, implement special projects and respond to general administrative questions.

Qualifications: Must have a master’s degree, preferably in computer science, with 2+ years of experience in at least one area of user support including operations, user training, hardware, and/or software administration. Should also have practical experience with multiple programming languages and technologies such as Fortran, C, C++, Perl, Python, and Shell scripting in a Linux or Unix environment. The applicant should also have strong problem solving skills, strong communication skills, a commitment to excellent service, and a willingness to learn.

To apply, go to www.zintellect.com, make an account, and enter the reference code ORNL15-20-NCCS to find the position posting. Refer questions to ORNLedu@orau.org.