Day: May 11, 2012

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

Note: The program provides selected pre-doctoral students with “letters of intent to fund” which students in the final phase of graduate school can use in negotiations with potential postdoctoral training institutions.
The Complex Systems program supports scholarship and research directed toward the development of theoretical and mathematical tools that can be applied to the study of complex, adaptive, nonlinear systems. It is anticipated that research funded in this program will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, climate, demography, epidemiology, technological change, economic development, governance, or computation.
-Applicants should not currently have a Ph.D. and should not receive a Ph.D. on or before June 15, 2012.
-Ph.D. student applicants should have theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science.
-Applicants should expect to complete coursework and dissertation sometime in 2013.
-Ph.D. students that have already identified a postdoctoral position and postdoctoral research mentor should not apply. Support for such positions is readily available through traditional funding mechanisms
Deadline: June 15, 2012

Ford Foundation Ford Foundation

For those who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Pre-doctoral Fellowship
The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.
Dissertation Fellowships
The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.
Deadline: Nov. TBA

Collegiate Inventors Competition

The invention, a reduced-to-practice idea or working prototype, must be the work of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor. If it is a machine, it must be operable. If it is a chemical, it must be complete with evidence of successful application of the idea. If it is a new plant, color photographs or slides must be included in the submission. If a new or original ornamental design for an article of manufacture is submitted, the entire design must be included in the application. In addition, the invention should be capable of being reproduced.
$15,000 top prize (graduate student); $12,500 prize (undergraduate); The student’s advisor wins a cash prize as well.
Deadline: June 15, 2012
To view additional requirements and to enter: