Category Archives: Award Opportunities

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

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 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 We look forward to receiving your nominations!

If you have any questions, please e-mail

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.


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

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.


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 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.

Nominations open for KCP Future Faculty Fellowships

Applications are being sought for Summer and Fall 2018 KCP Future Faculty Fellowships, a program funded by the State of Michigan.  Applications are due no later than 4pm on April 9, 2018.  KCP fellowships provide students up to $20,000 (MS students) or $35,000 (PhD students) to pursue their degrees.  The Graduate School and nominating department must also contribute matching funds to help support the student.

The goal of the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship program is to increase traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing teaching careers in postsecondary education.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a US citizen.
  • Be a Michigan resident (contact the Graduate School for questions).
  • Be accepted into his or her Michigan Tech graduate program of choice.
  • Be planning and able to teach or secure an administrative position in postsecondary education.
  • Not have received another KCP Fellowship award for the same degree level (master’s or doctorate).
  • Not be in default status on any guaranteed student loan and/or a KCP fellowship.

A complete application will include:

  • A 1-2 page statement of purpose written by the student as it applies to the KCP fellowship goals
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes positions held, fellowships received, current funding, and expected funding, if applicable
  • A letter of support from the graduate program (chair, dean, program director, or advisor) detailing:
    • the merit of the candidate.
    • how the student will contribute to the diversity of the program.
    • willingness to provide financial support to supplement the KCP funds.
    • the mentoring plan for the student.
    • if the student has already earned a graduate degree, the letter must also address why a second graduate degree is necessary in order to obtain employment in post-secondary education.

Please submit complete applications to the Graduate School, attention Dr. Debra Charlesworth (a single PDF via e-mail to is preferred).  The review panel will also consider the candidate’s application to Graduate School (for students entering in the next academic year) and current Michigan Tech transcript (if applicable).

Additional information on the KCP fellowship is available on our web page.

Diversity and Inclusion Award from ABET

ABET offers the Felbinger Award for diversity and inclusion This award recognizes U.S.-based educational units, individuals, associations, and firms for extraordinary success in achieving diversity in the technological segments of our society. On ABET’s behalf, we are bringing this award to your attention.  Further information as well as the nomination kit are available at the link provided.


Nominations Open for Bhakta Rath Award and the Michigan Tech Research Award

The Vice President for Research Office is accepting nominations for the Bhakta Rath Research Award. The award offers an opportunity to promote and reward excellence in scientific and engineering research in the fields of physical and natural sciences and engineering. For complete submission guidelines, see Rath Research Award.

The Vice President for Research Office is also accepting nominations for the Michigan Tech Research Award, which offers an opportunity for an individual to be recognized for outstanding achievements in research. For complete submission guidelines, see Michigan Tech Research Award.

Nominations should be submitted electronically in PDF format, per the guidelines, no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8. All nominations should be sent to Natasha Chopp.