Category: Fellowships and Assistantships

Michigan Tech SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2022 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 $4,000. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 11.

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 web page or contact Handler at

By Pavlis Honors College.

Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M

Faculty position opportunity open to interested applicants who have earned their Ph.D. after Jan 1, 2018 (or will be doing so before July 1, 2022).

The Texas A&M Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty hiring program with the goal of fostering the development of early-career scholars committed to enhancing the diversity of the department, college, and university. The Program offers a two-year fellowship with an objective of transitioning to a tenure-track faculty position at the conclusion of the fellowship. The  ACES Fellows will receive:

  • A two-year fellowship that includes access to research labs, startup funds, and PhD students
  • A unique opportunity to obtain a tenure-track position after the fellowship period expires
  • Internal and external mentoring and professional coaching

All qualified applicants who have demonstrated a strong track record of promoting diversity are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Nov 1, 2021. I would appreciate it if you can pass this announcement to students and postdocs in your University.

The link for applying is 

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Michigan Tech AAUW Fellowship Application Support

The Graduate School is offering writing support to assist graduate students in applying for American Association of University Women (AAUW) domestic and international fellowships.

Funding amounts vary from $6,000 to $30,000 and may be available for master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral studies. Applications are due Nov. 1 until Nov. 15. See the AAUW Fellowships & Grants web page for more details.

Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, GLAS program director, at

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Michigan Tech MSGC Graduate Fellowship Application Support

The Graduate School is offering support services to assist graduate students in applying for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Graduate Fellowship, including a workshop and one-on-one writing support.

MSGC’s Graduate Fellowship opportunity supports graduate students from affiliate institutions who are conducting research and public service projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests as expressed in NASA’s 2014 and 2018 Strategic Plans — specifically, research focused on aerospace, space science and earth system science. Graduate students working in other related science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are also eligible to apply. 

Starting this year, MSGC is piloting an expanded definition of STEM to include support for interdisciplinary projects that include art, so graduate students conducting research and projects relevant to NASA’s strategic interests in disciplines not traditionally considered STEM, such as the humanities or social sciences, are likewise encouraged to apply.

Fellowship recipients are awarded $5,000. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. nationals, have a good academic record and be in good academic standing. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students currently receiving MSGC fellowships are eligible to reapply.

Workshop information:

  • Overview and Tips from an MSGC Fellowship Reviewer 
    Sept. 17, 11-11:50 a.m. — Admin 404
    Presented by Will Cantrell, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School. Hosted by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS program director,  
    Register online in advance.
    A recording of the workshop will be available beginning Sept. 21.


  • Nov. 3 at noon — Internal deadline for undergraduate and graduate fellowship proposals
    Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. — Final materials, after review and approval by SPO, must be uploaded to MSGC by the applicant

For more information and specific application instructions, visit the MSGC website and the MTU Graduate School’s Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium web page.

By the Graduate School.