Category: Fellowships and Assistantships

Fall 2024 CSCHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Pre-proposals for Fall 2024 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation (CSCHF) Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. next Tuesday (May 21) to the Graduate School. Students who best meet the foundation’s criteria will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due on June 25. Instructions on the pre-proposal and information about the full application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a Ph.D. student conducting a research or outreach project that will promote and/or improve the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities.
  2. Must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
  3. Must not be a prior recipient of a Portage Health Foundation (PHF) or CSCHF Graduate Assistantship.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with long-standing local connections to Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon county.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Nonresident 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 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding Ph.D. 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 health care access, informatics and assessment of care

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

Fall 2024 CSCHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open at Michigan Tech

Pre-proposals for Fall 2024 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation (CSCHF) Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. May 21 to the Graduate School. Students who best meet the foundation’s criteria will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due on June 25. Instructions on the pre-proposal and information about the full application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a Ph.D. student conducting a research or outreach project that will promote and/or improve the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon communities.
  2. Must be two years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
  3. Must not be a prior recipient of a Portage Health Foundation (PHF) or CSCHF Graduate Assistantship.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with long-standing local connections to Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon county.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. Nonresident 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 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding Ph.D. 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 health care access, informatics and assessment of care

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

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Summer Course Now Open

The Graduate School is assisting graduate students who wish to apply for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Support includes Zoom workshops, a Canvas course and one-on-one writing support.

The upcoming award year solicitation will be available in July at NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program website.

Per the previous year’s solicitation, fellowship recipients earn an annual stipend of $37,000 and a $16,000 cost-of-education allowance. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident; have never previously applied to GRFP while enrolled in a graduate degree program; have never earned a master’s or professional degree in any field; and have completed no more than one academic year in a graduate degree-granting program. Application deadlines begin in mid-October.

The Graduate School is offering a self-paced online course to support NSF GRFP applicants so they can begin working on applications over the summer. Students who appear to be eligible will be emailed with an invitation to join the course.

See the GRFP site for more details. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, NSF GRFP support coordinator, at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

By the Graduate School.

Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Writing Support at Michigan Tech

The Graduate School is offering application writing support to master’s and Ph.D. students who are interested in applying for the 2025 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

Eligible students have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Former awardees have been from a wide range of fields, including social sciences, natural sciences and law. Both international and domestic students are welcome to apply. Relocation to the Washington, D.C., area is required during the fellowship period.

Timeline:

  • Application Due Date: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024
  • Award Announcement: Midsummer 2024
  • Fellowship Period: Feb. 1, 2025, to Jan. 31, 2026

The total award amount is $93,900.

For details, visit the 2025 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Student Guide and the Knauss Fellowship Program website.

Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson at sisaacso@mtu.edu.

By the Graduate School.

Michigan Tech SURF Applications Now Open


Applications for 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer working on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor.

SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,500. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Students who have questions about the program or application process can take advantage of a virtual drop-in advising session with the SURF coordinator, Robert Handler (ChE).

Virtual drop-in advising sessions are scheduled for these dates:

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF webpage or contact Handler at rhandler@mtu.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Michigan Tech DOE Fellowship Application Writing Support

The Graduate School is excited to announce that it is offering application writing support to graduate students who wish to apply for the U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF).  

Eligibility: This prestigious fellowship is open to senior undergraduates and master’s degree students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. as well as first-year Ph.D. students; U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency is required.  

A wide range of fields are eligible, including aeronautics, applied mathematics, astrophysics, biological sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental science, materials sciences, mechanical engineering, physics, and statistics.

The benefits include yearly stipends of $45,000, payment of full tuition and required fees, one 12-week practicum experience at a DOE national laboratory or site, and more.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024.

For more information, visit the fellowship website. Encourage interested students to contact Sarah Isaacson at sisaacso@mtu.edu as soon as possible.

By Graduate School.