Month: September 2020

Graduate Students – Fellowship Opportunities

The Hertz Foundation awards fellowships to promising graduate students pursuing a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering.

The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative projects wherever they may lead. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with a vibrant community of more than twelve hundred fellows comprising a group of peers spanning disciplines, generations, and geography.

The foundation does not award fellowships based on an applicant’s particular field of study; however, it does require that applicants direct their work toward understanding and solving a major, near-term problem facing society. For each applicant, that could mean something different — inventing a new technology, developing a business, or applying their interests in innovative ways.

It is up to the applicant to advocate for their specific field of study and demonstrate how it will be applied to address real-world challenges with the greatest impact.

Before applying, the foundation encourages potential applicants to explore the details of the fellowship to make sure it’s a good fit.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, a list of participating graduate schools, and an FAQ, see the Hertz Foundation website.

Link to complete RFP

Natasha Chopp ’06, ’15, ’17, Director of Research Operations 

Michigan Technological University
Vice President for Research
339 Lakeshore Center  906.487.1115  906.369.2467 (c)  906.487.2245 (f)
nichopp@mtu.eduwww.superiorideas.org


Spring 2021 internship opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Now accepting applications!

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) participates in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Community College Internships (CCI) and Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) programs. These programs are sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with DOE national laboratories. The CCI and SULI programs are now accepting applications for spring 2021! The deadline to apply is October 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. ETAbout the CCI Program

The Community College Internships (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the Department of Energy (DOE) mission by providing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories. Selected students contribute to technologies or instrumentation projects under the guidance of laboratory scientists or engineers. Apply now!About the SULI Program

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy laboratories. Selected students perform research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers. Apply now!
Have a question? Send an email to suli@orau.org