Category: Fellowships

Hertz Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

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


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
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Data Science Fellowship Opportunities

The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Data Science Fellowship application is open!

This intensive, 8-week program teaches the latest data science techniques and technologies to Master’s, PhDs and postdoc students in STEM fields. We’ll not only teach you the kinds of skills employers are clambering for, but our career services program will help you land a job in data science.

We have a limited number of full-tuition scholarships available, so make sure you apply soon and put your best foot forward to receive one of these coveted spots.

Apply now

Application is due 2020-05-02. Apply early to improve your chances of getting in!

New Financing Options Available! To help our students attend our program, we now offer a variety of financing options, including an income sharing program. Check out this infographic to learn more.

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More Hiring Opportunities TDI has partnered with Hays, a well-respected recruiting agency, so that we can now place our candidates in exciting data science jobs all around the world at some of today’s hottest companies.

We look forward to seeing your application! The Data Incubator


The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Fellowship

Early application deadline for The Data Incubator’s Summer 2020 Fellowship cohort closes on April 3. Apply here!

Get the insights into coding you need for a more successful application. Join us on Tuesday, March 31 at 1PM ET for a practical data science demo: a live session with instructor Michael Cullen introducing the how and the why of data science.

We’ll cover some common tools and techniques for exploring data and demonstrate how to use them to answer meaningful questions.

Join Us on Zoom March 31

Michael will show you how to do some initial exploration of a data set and turn broad questions into specific ones.

If you don’t already have access to Jupyter notebooks and Pandas, make sure you get what you need before the session begins.

In this live, 30 minute webinar, Michael will show you the steps to:
– Start with an analytical question, then introduce a data set
– Perform initial exploration of the data set, including inspecting columns, looking for missing values, basic visualizations and summary statistics
– Form a plan for analysis, turning the original question into something we can compute
– Find some “checkpoint” values we can compute as we work toward the final answer
– Understand code style and readability.

Bookmark this email and save the Zoom link below so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get coding help from The Data Incubator.

March 31 Zoom Link


Post Doctoral Fellowship with Transportation Security Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Transportation Security Lab

Apply today at: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/TSL-Post-Doctoral-SyntheticData-2020

Open until filled

Looking to solve real world problems through new development of Deep Learning algorithms? 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering post-doctoral fellowships with the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). TSL is seeking applicants to participate in a new endeavor in synthetic data generation and testing. The need to develop synthetic methods to develop and test new Deep Learning algorithms is paramount and the proposed work is new and cutting edge.

Why should I apply? You will be given challenging assignments, under the guidance of a DHS TSL mentor, who will provide you with a broad perspective of DHS and TSL, knowledge of cutting edge research, and access to unique facilities.

What will I be doing? As a TSL Post-Doctoral Fellow, you will be a part of a team of TSL staff and researchers focused on a two-fold approach synthetic data generation and testing involving x-ray and millimeter wave regimes.

Where will I be located?  Atlantic City, NJ

What are the benefits? As a participant with TSL, you will receive:

•Stipend starting at $80,000

•Health Insurance Allowance

•Relocation Allowance up to $2,000

For more information and eligibility requirements visit: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/TSL-Post-Doctoral-SyntheticData-2020

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Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

Now accepting applications for summer 2020!

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

Program location: University of Texas-Austin

The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The NFUSS program will be held at the University of Texas-Austin and will also include a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Eligibility

Candidates must:

·  Be at least 18 years old at time of application

·   Be a U.S. citizen

·   Be enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a science, mathematics, or engineering program at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university

·    Have completed at least two years of college-level coursework

·    Have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Benefits

You will receive a $5,000 stipend, and the program will cover your tuition, fees, housing, meals, and travel reimbursement for the program at the University of Texas-Austin and for the field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

How to Apply

Submit your application here: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-NTNFC-NFUSS-Summer2020

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by March 6, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Learn More

For additional information, please visit the NFUSS program website or contact NFUSS@orau.org.


Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide the following information, available to all institutions. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.


2020 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC – Deadline Approaching

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-DLS-2020-0015

A summer fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Chamblee Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health. This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health. This program is available to any undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Biochemistry or Chemistry. Opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens only.

For more information on this opportunity, contact ORISE.CDC.NCEH@orau.org (please include reference code CDC-DLS-2020-0015), or apply online at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-DLS-2020-0015. The application deadline is Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST.


National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship – Deadline Approaching

https://orise.orau.gov/nsf-msgi/

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) aims to provide opportunities to enrich the training of graduate students in the Mathematical Sciences through the provision of an NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program. This program will provide an opportunity for mathematical sciences doctoral students to participate in internships at federal national laboratories and research facilities. Participation in an internship will provide first-hand experience of the use of mathematics in a nonacademic setting. The internships are aimed at students who are interested in understanding the application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to “real world” problems, regardless of whether the student plans to pursue an academic or nonacademic career.

For more information visit https://orise.orau.gov/nsf-msgi/. The application deadline is Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.


Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program – Early Career Research Experience – Deadline Approaching

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-AMO-2019-1101

The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges in Alaska. Hard technology is defined as physical devices. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), you will have a unique opportunity to advance your early stage concept to a potentially commercialize-able opportunity with support from mentors at the UAF and at a participating DOE National Laboratory. As an Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator, you will be paired with a UAF researcher and a DOE National Laboratory researcher who are well aligned with your hard technology focus area, and who will serve as a mentor and collaborator for your project. You will also receive commercialization and entrepreneurial support from UAF.

For more information about program details, please visit the program website at https://orise.orau.gov/arctic-innovators. The applications deadline is Friday, January 15th, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.


2020 MITRE Embedded Capture the Flag Registration Open – Deadline Approaching

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScg-YNZpmNXPs2JhTM4zzNDHS3gZzSB_jblBm-kwJzTTDdRag/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

MITRE’s eCTF (embedded capture-the-flag) is an embedded security competition that puts participants through the experience of trying to create a secure system and then learning from their mistakes. The main target is a real physical embedded device, which opens the scope of the challenge to include physical/proximal access attacks. The eCTF is a two-phase competition with attack and defense components. In the first phase, competitors design and implement a secure system based on a set of challenge requirements. The second phase involves analyzing and attacking the other teams’ designs.

The eCTF is open to students of all levels and abilities, but prior experience with embedded programming, cybersecurity, electronics, signal processing, and cryptography are helpful.

For more information about the program, visit https://mitrecyberacademy.org/competitions/embedded/.

Register to participate at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScg-YNZpmNXPs2JhTM4zzNDHS3gZzSB_jblBm-kwJzTTDdRag/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1. The event begins January 15th, 2020.


Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Internship – NEW! Deadline Approaching

https://www.zintellect.com (keyword: MSIPP)

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) is a program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) related disciplines that compliment current and future missions of U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM).

The MSIPP Internships Program is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our industry. MSIPP interns will be given the opportunity to complete Summer Internships aligned with ongoing U.S. DOE-EM research under the direction of a host national laboratory. The internship will be performed at the host national laboratory, utilizing their facilities and equipment under the guidance of a senior research mentor. Interns will collaborate with subject matter experts, work in a collaborative environment, gain hands-on experience, and connect with other professionals in their field while pursuing growth opportunities. Selected candidates will be compensated by either a stipend or salary commensurate with the cost of living at the location of the host laboratory.

Visit the opportunities and apply online at https://www.zintellect.com (keyword: MSIPP). The application deadline is January 21st, 2020.


Faculty-Student Team Defense Lab Research Program Applications – NEW!

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The Faculty-Student Team Defense Lab Research (FSR) Program provides faculty and student research teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MIs) with the opportunity to conduct research at a Department of Defense (DoD) laboratory. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

The mission of the FSR program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at underserved populations such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of the Joint Science and Technology Office JSTO-CBD.

As a FSR participant, you will train under the mentorship of a DoD scientist while working on a mission-focused research project. During the 10-week appointment, you will receive a weekly stipend and may be eligible for travel allowances. The research activity requires teams to be composed of one faculty member and one undergraduate student. Appointments will not be made to teams without a student member or to teams without a faculty member. All team members must be U.S. citizens.

Visit the FSR program website for more detailed information on the program at https://orise.orau.gov/FSRP/default.htm. View the opportunities and apply online at https://orise.orau.gov/FSRP/apply.htm. The application deadline is February 18th, 2020.


National Science Foundation (NSF) Statistics Research, Analysis & Data Visualization Opportunity – Reminder

https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2019-0001

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) — part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) — is the world’s premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise. NCSES is one of only thirteen principal statistical agencies in the U.S. federal government.

This is an open opportunity to participants in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Business Management, Communications and Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Computational Biology, Demography, Economics, Engineering, Epidemiology, Finance, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Neurosciences, Physics, and Public Policy.

NCSES is seeking participant involvement in a variety of interesting and original activities. These challenging projects make use of expertise from a variety of fields such as research and analysis, statistics, economics, survey methodology, demography, data science, data visualization, graphic design, data journalism, communications, and project management, among others.

The scope of the work relates to both domestic and international data and information. Participants will have the opportunity to make use of, or support and improve, NCSES and other available data on

·        Innovation

·        Research and development (R&D)

·        The science and engineering workforce

·        U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering and technology, and

·        Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Participants may have the opportunity to be part of a data collection program, to search for and analyze key trends and patterns, and to visualize their analyses in novel and informative ways. Both independently, and as part of a team effort, participants may help define specific projects that will advance the Center’s ability to generate, document and analyze statistics on the science and engineering enterprise. Individual innovation and novelty in approach and techniques (including the use of non-survey data and methodologies) are highly desirable.

There will also be opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s leading experts on the science and engineering enterprise and in fields such as statistics, survey methodology, and economics. These interactions will inform policy discussions related to the science and engineering enterprise, the federal data strategy, and potentially to support key NCSES and National Science Board products such as Science and Engineering Indicators; the National Patterns of R&D Resources; the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report; and the Annual Business Survey, which includes data on R&D, innovation, technology and globalization, among others.

To learn more about NCSES, visit https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/. If you have questions, send an email to SciEdPrograms@orau.org. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.


National Science Foundation (NSF) Statistics Research, Analysis & Data Visualization Opportunity – NEW!

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2019-0002

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) — part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) — is the world’s premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise. NCSES is one of only thirteen principal statistical agencies in the U.S. federal government.

This internship is for participants in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to: Business Management, Communications and Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Economics, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, and Survey Methodology. The scope of activities in the internship include, but are not limited to:

·        Use statistical and methodological principles to design, develop, coordinate, conduct, analyze, and disseminate surveys of science and engineering resources.

·        Collaborate with NCSES staff to assist in conducting project management and survey implementation.

·        Design and prepare responses to “requests for information”.

·        Assist in research, evaluation, and testing software solutions for data and information dissemination.

·        Collaborate with data system, metadata, publications, and web teams to develop data on products, such as InfoBriefs, data tables, special reports, public and restricted use data files, and Office of Management and Budget products.

Both independently, and as part of a team effort, you may have the opportunity to conduct analysis of key trends and patterns, and to visualize and present the findings in novel and informative ways. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s leading experts on the science and engineering enterprise and in fields such as statistics, survey methodology, and economics.

For more information on this opportunity, contact SciEdPrograms@orau.org (please include reference code NSF-NCSES-2019-0002), or apply online at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2019-0002. Internships are expected to be granted beginning in February.


Clean Energy Policy Internship for Post-Degree Candidates – Reminder

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-STP-SP-2019-2200

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program. This internship is with the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. As an intern embedded within the C3E initiative, you will get to develop educationally and professionally while participating in policy-related projects at DOE’s EERE office in Washington, D.C. The goal of the C3E effort is to close the gender gap and increase participation, leadership and success of women in clean energy fields. You will collaborate with DOE Senior Program Advisors and engage closely with your mentor to move this initiative forward. You will also learn how to plan, manage and execute initiative activities, including organizing meetings and collaborations within the agency and with partnering organizations, solicitation of new ideas for how to grow the C3E, as well as new strategic directions and activities.

For a full description of this internship and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-STP-SP-2019-2200. If you have questions, send an email to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please include the reference code for the opportunity [DOE-EERE-STP-SP-2019-2200] in your email subject line.


Solar Energy Innovators Program Opportunity – Reminder

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-SETO-2019-2100

The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid.

Selected applicants, referred to as “Innovators” herein, will participate for up to two years at a Host Institution on one or more topics related to the integration of solar energy. The applicant to this program is the prospective Innovator. The applicant must identify a Host Institution and potential mentor at a utility, energy service provider, or public utilities commission (PUC) currently conducting research in an area related to the integration of solar energy onto the electricity grid. Host Institutions may seek potential Innovators that are eligible to apply to the program, but it is the potential Innovator, not the Host Institution or mentor, who submits the application and supporting materials to this site.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are downloaded for review on the first of the month, and applicants can expect to hear whether they move to the next stage within 30 days. Subsequent selection process stages include telephone interviews of the applicant and mentor. The process from application submittal to Innovator start date is approximately 3 months. For more information and to apply visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-SETO-2019-2100.


ORAU

University Partnerships Office

university.partnerships@orau.org

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ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).