Day: December 7, 2009

National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

NCR Research Associateship Programs

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed on this website.  Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the proposed Research Adviser to assure that funding will be available if their application is recommended by NRC panels.  Once mutual interest is established between a prospective applicant and a Research Adviser, an application is submitted through the NRC WebRap system.  Reviews are conducted four times each year and review results are available approximately 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

Prospective applicants should read carefully the details of the program to which they’re applying.  In particular, note eligibility details.  Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and some laboratories have research opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the PhD).  When searching for research opportunities you may limit your search to only those laboratories which match your eligibility criteria.  In addition, note the application deadlines as not all laboratories participate in all reviews.

How to Apply

Contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu) if interested in applying.


Over 400 Students Graduating at Midyear Commencement

By Marcia Goodrich

Tech Today

December 3, 2009—

Michigan Technological University will honor the achievements of over 400 graduates at Midyear Commencement Saturday, Dec. 12.

A total of 308 bachelor’s, six associate, 91 master’s and 24 PhD degrees will be awarded.

George Butvilas, a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Republic Bancorp Inc., will be the commencement speaker. At the ceremony, he will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Business.


Hearst Fellowships

Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation Accepting Applications for Hearst Fellowships

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times a year to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI and undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for the experience.

The student must be able to intern for twelve to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Fall and spring internships will be part-time (fifteen to twenty hours a week) and summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

A fellowship grant of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the fall and spring fellows and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the summer fellow.

The deadline for the spring 2010 fellowship is December 15, 2009; the deadline for the summer 2010 fellowship is March 15, 2010; and the deadline for the fall 2010 fellowship is July 15, 2010.

Complete application guidelines are available at the Aspen Institute Web site.


Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship

Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship awards are made to carefully selected Master’s level, PhD level, and Postdoctoral level scientists and engineers in national competitions held two times each year. These awards provide opportunities that enable these scientists and engineers to increase their proficiency in conducting research on the subject of methane hydrates and advance the research program of NETL.  The research may be pursued at NETL labs, at other national or federal government labs, or at accredited universities.

Highly competitive.   Please contact Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu)  if interested.

Submission deadline February 1st.