Category: Fellowships and Assistantships

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Offering Virtual Research Fellowships

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced a new funding mechanism for new requests to support virtual undergraduate or graduate research fellowships. The funding is not designed to augment or supplement any pre-existing fellowship awards, but rather to create an off-cycle opportunity for students who have had summer research or internship opportunities canceled.

Faculty or students at Michigan Tech can apply for summer 2020 undergraduate or graduate fellowship support. These fellowships are identical to Michigan Space Grant’s regular fellowships ($3,000 for undergraduate students and $5,000 for graduate students, requiring no match, but must have a research plan, budget and commitment from a faculty mentor). The work must be NASA-STEM related, but full proposals are not required. The NASA Strategic Plan includes a broad range of research, and is not exclusively space-related, so please review their goals to see if your research may qualify.

Deadline for submission is Monday, May 11, for the funding period from June 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021. Submissions are limited to one per student.

Submissions should include:

• A research plan for the fellowship
• A brief description of the project’s connection to NASA strategic interests, as detailed in the NASA Strategic Plan 2014
• The student’s specific responsibilities in the project and specific outcomes expected for the research
• The timeline for the effort
• The budget and justification

Details can be found at the MSGC website. For more information, please contact Lorelle Meadows at lameadows@mtu.edu and/or email MSGC at mispacegrant@umich.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

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

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Locations: You can attend our program in:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.
  • Online

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship/apply.html

Session Dates: 2020-06-29 – 2020-08-21
Early Deadline: 2020-04-03
Regular Deadline: 2020-05-02
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York TimesLinkedInAmazonCapital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture BeatThe Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


Accepting Applications for 2020 NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

We are now recruiting for our National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (May 17 to July 24, 2020) in “Experimental and Computational Materials Research.” Our program is among the longest running NSF REU programs in the country.  We offer a broad range of interdisciplinary materials research experiences to undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, and engineering.

                The research projects include, but are not limited to, electronic materials, nano-materials, lasers & optical materials, biosensors, biophysics & biomaterials and computer modeling. The scientific research projects are developed specifically for undergraduates by an interdisciplinary team consisting of science and engineering faculty at UAB.

Please find enclosed a recruitment poster for display in high traffic and accessible areas.  Also note that the application can submitted electronically via our web site: https://cas.uab.edu/cnmb/research-experiences-for-undergraduates/application-process/.  Our application deadline is March 15, 2020.  Decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2020.

We are especially interested in receiving applications from qualified women and underrepresented minority candidates.


Announcing 2020 NYU MRSEC Summer REU Program

The New York University (NYU) Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is offering an exciting research opportunity for talented undergraduates in your institution who are interested in performing cutting-edge research in New York City during the summer of 2020 (Tentative Dates: June 1st to August 7th, 2020). Students will have the opportunity to perform interdisciplinary research spanning materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering.

To learn more about NYU MRSEC REU program, please visit https://www.nyumrsec.com/reu-program.

Program Components:

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to undergraduates from four-years colleges and universities for participation in a 10-weeks summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Benefits for REU participants:

  • Stipend ($5000)
  • Travel Cost Reimbursement up to $500
  • Housing in the heart of lower Manhattan provided at no cost
  • Professional development workshops

Eligibility:

US Citizen or Permanent Residents

*Program Dates: June 1st – August 7th, 2020

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020


Michigan Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications Due Feb. 7

Applications for 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer 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 4 p.m. Feb. 7. For more information, access to the application materials, and instructions, visit our website or contact Sigrid Resh.

By Pavlis Honors College.