Category Archives: External Funding

STAR Announcement LIBS Sensor for Water Quality

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) this posting seeks motivated, post-graduates (MS and PhD) interested in research as part of the geologic and environmental sciences focus area research team at NETL.  The optical sensing team within the Material Characterization Division of NETL is looking for a candidate to perform continuing research on the development of a laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) sensor for water quality measurements.  NETL’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) conducts research to advance the clean production and efficient utilization of domestic energy resources.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html.

DOE’s Science Graduate Student Research Program Accepting Applicants

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is currently accepting applications for its 2014 solicitation. The SCGSR program provides the opportunity for U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of three to twelve consecutive months with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers.

The program is now open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions. The supplemental award provides for additional costs of living and travel expenses directly associated with the SCGSR research project during the award period. Applications are due 5:00pm EDT on Wednesday, September 24 and the Office of Science expects to issue approximately 100 awards for project periods anytime between January and September 2015.  ​

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2014 solicitation.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Wednesday September 24, 2014.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 100 awards in 2014, for project periods beginning anytime between January and September 2015.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

LCA Post Doc at Argonne National Lab

Argonne National Lab (ANL) announces position in Vehicle Materials Life Cycle Analysis. ANL has been conducting assessments of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels over the last 25 years.  In recent years, ANL has worked closely with auto,and energy industries, as well as governmental agencies, to evaluate energy and environmental effects ofadvanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels.

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ORNL Graduate Opportunities

ORNL offers graduate students and recent graduates several distinct opportunities to stay engaged with research.  Students at ORNL are able to participate in short-term research appointments, internships, and get involved with the ORNL-UTK graduate program.  Whether you are seeking a short break after a master’s degree or looking for a cutting-edge graduate program to solve energy problems, ORNL has something for you.

OPPORTUNITIES
The Bredesen Center For Interdisciplinary Research in Graduate Education
“GO” ORNL Program
GEM Fellowship
Internships

U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Fellowship Program

The US Dept of Energy is now accepting applications for a one-year CBFO appointment (with possibility of extension) in the field of environmental microbiology.  This appointment will be located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (university institute).

Applications for the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program closes on Wednesday May 21 2014, midnight EDT.

Typical laboratory activities will include a wide variety of microbial characterization and analytical techniques (e.g., PCR, ion chromatography, cell counting techniques, microscopy, anaerobic methods, cell plating, and sample preparations for gene sequencing). Strong mentorship will be provided with the goal of developing research skills that contribute to publishable scientific results and prepare the CBFO Fellow for advanced studies.

The ideal candidate will have a BS or higher in microbiology, biology, or related degrees received within the last five years from an accredited U.S. institution and a strong desire to develop/apply their research skills. Strong analytical, research and communication skills are required.

Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen (no exceptions) and be available for a full- time commitment starting in June/July 2014.

Stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for round-trip travel to site may be provided.

For more information, e-mail cbfo.fellowship@orise.orau.gov.

Bridgat Scholarship for students from Asia

Bridgat Technology Limited announces Bridgat Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited institution in the United States.

The Scholarships are merit-based and four individuals will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of up to US$6,500.  Major selection criteria includes academic performance and demonstrated leadership in cross cultural activities.

The application for 2014 Bridgat Scholarship begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on December 31, 2014.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited institution in the U.S. and hold a valid student ID card.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of an Asian country.

More information and application materials, please visit http://www.bridgat.com/scholarships-graduate.html

Nominations open for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

The purpose of the King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing careers in postsecondary education.  Nominations may be at the master’s or doctoral level. Please see our web site for more details on the program, eligibility requirements, and the application procedure.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, for the best consideration for funding beginning in fall 2014, please submit a nomination no later than 4pm, May 22, 2014.

The Graduate School will work with qualified applicants and their programs to develop a funding plan that includes funds from the KCP program, department or school, and Graduate School.

Nominations open for Fall 2014 Finishing Fellowships

Applications for fall 2014 finishing fellowships are now being accepted, and are due no later than 4pm, June 10, 2014 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 Only 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.

Biomedical Engineering Announces 2014 Kenneth L. Stevenson Research Fellows

The Department of Biomedical Engineering announces the recipients of the 2014 Kenneth L. Stevenson Research Fellows.  Two undergraduate and two graduate students are selected annually to receive these competitive research fellowships.  The Stevenson Fellows program provides an opportunity for upper-level undergraduate and early-stage graduate students to spend the summer in a total immersion research experience in a biomedical engineering research laboratory.  The annual competition is open to students from all academic departments who wish to explore biomedical engineering research and provides a generous research stipend.

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