Category Archives: Award Opportunities

 Nominations Open for 2018 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

  1. Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering
  2. Social Sciences (note: history is classed within the humanities and is not a field of competition in 2018)

Michigan Tech may nominate one student in each field. PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018 are eligible. The fields of competition for 2019 will be humanities/fine arts and biological and life sciences.

Nominations must be delivered to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. June 8. E-mail nominations to gradschool@mtu.edu are preferred. Contact Charlesworth with any questions about the competition.


Fall 2018 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2018 finishing fellowships are being accepted beginning May 15, 2018 and are due no later than 4pm, June 28, 2018 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Materials emailed to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred. 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.

This email account is monitored by staff in the Graduate School.  You may reply to this email with any questions you have.
 
Michigan Tech Graduate School
gradschool@mtu.edu

906-487-2327 (voice)

906-487-2284 (fax)

Resources for current students:
http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/resources-for/students/


Fall 2018 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2018 PHF Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, June 28, 2018 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth (email to gradschool@mtu.edupreferred) 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 participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission.
  2. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.
  3. Must be 2 years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
  4. Must not have previously received a PHF Graduate Assistantship.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

  • health research and technology development
  • health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
  • rural healthcare access, informatics, and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

This email account is monitored by staff in the Graduate School.  You may reply to this email with any questions you have.
 
Michigan Tech Graduate School
gradschool@mtu.edu

906-487-2327 (voice)

906-487-2284 (fax)

Resources for current students:
http://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/resources-for/students/


Michigan Technological University Diversity Award due Friday, April 20th.

The Michigan Technological University Diversity Award recognizes the accomplishments of a faculty and/or staff member of the University who contributes to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership and actions. Recipients will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multi-cultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives.
Nominees must be current faculty or staff of the University. Nominations can be submitted by individual employees, students, alumni, University groups, employee networks and community organizations, or other University partners.
The award recipient will receive a $2,500 award and will be honored during the Faculty Awards Dinner held in September.
Nominations are due Friday, April 20th.
For more details and nomination materials please visit the Diversity Award Web Site.

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

 

Application – ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

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ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application

Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Selected students will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with one of ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting.

Fellowship Components
The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements
This opportunity is highly competitive and open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a 4-year college or university.
– Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:
– Mechanical Engineering
– Chemical Engineering
– Civil Engineering
– Electrical Engineering

– Computer Engineering

– Geoscience

Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Computer Science and Geology

Other Requirements:
– Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above
– Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
– Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). 

For the 2018 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship.

If you have questions please contact Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use “ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship” in the subject line.

The 2018 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close April 20, 2018, @11:59 p.m.
This opportunity available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company’s website directly. 


Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Now Accepting Entries

Who will be the next winner of Science and SciLifeLab’s Prize for Young Scientists?

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is now open for entries! This is the sixth year that Science and SciLifeLab will present this award, which offers four recent PhD graduates a life-changing opportunity.

Recent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1000-word essay based on their thesis work. Four winners — in the categories of Cell and Molecular Biology,
Ecology and Environment, Genomics and Proteomics and Translational Medicine — will be selected for this international award. Make sure your recent PhD graduate doesn’t miss out on this opportunity!

Application deadline: July 15th, 2018

The winners will:

  • Have their essay published by Science
  • Receive up to 30,000 USD in prize money
  • Be honored in Stockholm, Sweden in December

Nominations for 2018 C3E Awards are open!

It’s not too late to celebrate bynominating an amazing woman scientist you know for a C3E Award! The 2018 C3E Awards will honor mid-career leadership and achievement in eight categories: Advocacy, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Government, International, Law & Finance, and Research.

You have previously submitted a nomination for these awards, and we would like to encourage you to nominate a candidate(s) again this year if you have not done so already. You may nominate one person per category, and we encourage re-nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, April 4.

Your nomination should be customized to the category selected. Each winner will receive an $8,000 prize and national recognition at the annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium. Nominators of the winners will be invited to attend. Together, we can raise women’s visibility and expand gender diversity in clean energy.

Please submit your nominations by April 4, 2018, at www.C3Eawards.org. We look forward to receiving your nominations!

If you have any questions, please e-mail nominations@c3eawards.org.


Call for the Prime Minister’s Prize 2018- Fuel Choices

Aiming to promote the goals of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, the Prime Minister Office of Israel, together with the Ministry of Science and Technology, are proud of opening nominations for the 2018 edition of the annual “Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize”.

The prize is intended for researchers who are actively working on breakthrough technology in the field of fuel substitutes in the field of transportation.

For more details, please refer to the attached document.

http://pimages.most.gov.il/PMA/

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Nominations for the 2018 C3E Awards now being accepted!

Tomorrow (March 8) is International Women’s Day. Start celebrating today by nominating a mid-career woman with outstanding achievements in the field of clean energy. Winners receive an $8,000 award and national recognition. The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards recognize rising women working to advance clean, renewable sources of energy, related technologies, or clean energy policy. Winners of the 7th Annual C3E Awards will be announced at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium in December 2018.

C3E Awards for mid-career leadership and achievement are given in 8 categories:

– Advocacy
– Business
– Education
– Entrepreneurship

– Government
– International
– Law & Finance
– Research

Eligible nominees are mid-career women working in the clean energy sector and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Accepting nominations February 1, 2017 – March 15, 2017 at www.c3eawards.org

C3E Award winners are an impressive group of women making a difference.”
Join the conversation. 

Connect with us on LinkedIn andTwitter (@C3E_EnergyWomen). Use the hashtag #C3Ewomen when you mention C3E. Network and support others. Share opportunities. Find inspiration. Receive updates about the C3E Awards.


Undergraduate Research Internship Program – Important Announcement

Please share this announcement with your faculty, staff and students.

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I am very please to announce the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2018-19 academic year.  To accommodate interest from our faculty to start student researchers in September, we are shifting the application process to the Spring for the following academic year.  As a result, URIP 2018-19 applications will be due March 28, 2018.

There are two tracks for faculty mentors to consider:

  • Faculty in Health-Related Fields are invited to identify an undergraduate research intern with any amount of prior experience – Portage Health Foundation Scholars
  • Faculty in any discipline are invited to identify an undergraduate intern that is relatively new to research or scholarship (less than 6 months) – Pavlis Young Investigators

The internship program is open to any undergraduate student on campus. Faculty are welcome to apply with students with whom they are already working.

The program consists of a 20-week internship (mid-September through mid-March) as well as professional development activities centered on academic research and scholarship.

The Pavlis Honors College will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1600 (or $10/hr for 8 hours per week for a period of 20 weeks). Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages, or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.

Details regarding the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) application process can be found at mtu.edu/honors/research/urip/application.html. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and with the support of the Pavlis Honors College.