Day: August 23, 2010

The Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

The Department of Education invites applications for Fiscal Year 2011
awards for the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program for graduate study in
the social sciences, arts, and humanities.  Eligible students must be
U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be either entering, or
have not yet finished, the first full year in a graduate program leading
to the highest terminal degree in their field.  Approximately $1.5
million is available; the department expects to award 33 new fellowships
at an estimated average amount of $43,989.  Applications are due by
September 30, 2010.

Interested applicants should contact Jodi Lehman (

2011 Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship Application Now Open

The 2011 SMART Scholarship application is now open.  The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Learn More >

Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive;

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 – $41,000 depending on prior educational experience (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Paid summer internships
  • Health Insurance reimbursement allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

All awardees must be;

  • a U.S. citizen,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2011,
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by the SMART application) and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

Contact Jodi Lehman in ( or 487-2875) if you are interested in submitting a SMART application.

2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Solicitation

The 2011 NSF GRFP application is now available.  You are eligible to apply if you are:

1. a US citizen, US national or permanent resident alien, and

2. a  graduating senior; have completed a B.S./B.A. degree in a STEM field; or are in their 1st year or the first semester of their 2nd year in graduate school, and

3. pursuing a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields supported by NSF.

GRFP fellows receive the following:

– Three years of support
– $30,000 annual stipend
– $10,500 cost-of-education allowance
– $1,000 one time international travel allowance
TeraGrid Supercomputer access

Application Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

November 15, 2010

Interdisciplinary Fields of Study

November 16, 2010


November 18, 2010

Mathematical Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

November 19, 2010

Social Sciences; Psychology; Geosciences; STEM Education and Learning

November 22, 2010

Life Sciences

Please note in the solicitation that:

  1. Fields of Study have been revised.
  2. The description of eligibility requirements is clarified with respect to non-eligible fields of study.
  3. The international options for Fellows have been revised.
  4. The Fellowship conditions have changed.  The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship cannot be accepted concurrently with another Federal fellowship.

Contact Jodi Lehman in ( or 487-2875) for

Michigan Tech applauds six of its student applicants who received Fellow Awards this past year:

  • Kaitlyn (Reed) Bunker (Electrical Engineering)
  • Nicole Colasacco-Thumm (Geosciences/Climate Dynamics)
  • Jared Cregg (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Ashley Thode (Civil Engineering)
  • Eli Vlaisavljevich (Bioengineering)
  • Samantha Wojda (Biomedical Engineering)