Category: External Funding

Funding announcements.

EPA Positions Available in Research Triangle Park, NC and Cincinnati, OH

The EPA has three immediate openings at two of their facilities. The Research Triangle Park facility is looking for Data Modelling and Web Applications Support for the National Center for Computational Toxicology. Positions are geared towards master’s and bachelor’s graduates (respectively) in engineering, computer science, or related fields. Primary tasks include providing biological, chemical, and toxicology database and web application support.

The facility in Cincinnati is looking for a Water Supply and Resource Communications Assistant. This position is geared towards bachelor’s graduates in communications, environmental science, and engineering. Primary job tasks for the successful applicant will include a wide variety of communications support activities, with an emphasis on preparing accomplishment reports, developing presentation materials, and project summary sheets that describe research activities of the Water Supply/Water Resources Division.

For more info, or to apply for these positions, visit our website at www.orau.org/epa/Questions? Email EPAjobs@orau.org. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Overview Session

The Research Development Office will be sponsoring a  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) overview session on Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 pm. in Admin 404.

To be eligible for the NSF GRFP, students must:

  • be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
  • intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in a STEM field (see Solicitation (NSF 15-597) for eligible fields of study.  Many areas of Social Sciences, STEM education and learning research, and Economics are eligible)
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall 2016
  • have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2015, or meet the criteria for the extenuating circumstance described in Section IV of the Program Solicitation.
  • meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation

To be competitive we encourage students to apply who have:

  • a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • research and outreach experience
  • strong faculty references – letters of recommendation need to be exceptional

Award benefits:

  • a three year annual stipend of $34,000
  • $12,000 cost of education allowance for the cost of tuition

Note – students who already have internal University/department funding are strongly encouraged to apply.  This in turn will free up internal funds for less competitive students.


Internship with AGI’s Workforce Program-Jr.Data Analyst Position

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this fall.  Tasks will include selected research and analysis projects, data entry, quality control of new data, and database management for various projects run within the Workforce Program.

This internship will allow for thought and creativity related to statistical analyses and data presentation.  AGI’s Geoscience Student Exit Survey project has been collecting data from recent geoscience graduates in the U.S. for the past three years, and this year the survey was distributed to two other countries.  The intern will help with comparative analyses of the data between the three countries.

This internship is intended for students pursuing a master’s degree or students that recently graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience in data collection, statistical analysis, human subjects research, and database management.  Strong communication and teamwork skills are required.


Post-Doctoral Researcher–Materials Science & Engineering, Fatigue/Fracture Behavior

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Albany, Oregon is seeking motivated post-graduates (PhD level) interested in researching in the Structural Development Division at NETL. The post-graduate research pertains to materials performance in supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) environments at high temperature. The scope of the materials research is to evaluate whether the available power plant materials are suitable for fossil fuel sCOservice.

For more information, visit http://www.orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html.


Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

The next due date for Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) applications is June 6, 2015. As a reminder, GRIP is a professional development opportunity for NSF Graduate Fellows.  

Internships are available to all NSF Graduate Research Fellows. Applicants must be active NSF Graduate Fellows within the five-year fellowship term, “on tenure” or “on reserve.” Active Fellows must be enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward their degrees, and have fulfilled all GRFP reporting requirements. For some agencies, Fellows must be U.S. citizens. A Fellow may submit one application per Partner Agency and may apply to a maximum of two Partner Agencies per fellowship year.

 Details are available on the NSF GRIP webpage and in the GRIP Dear Colleague Letter that describes the eligibility and application process.


Australia’s Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships Program. This program is an internationally competitive, merit-based program that provides up to AUD $272,500 (USD $213,295) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

Opportunities include:

  • Postgraduate coursework or research for up to 4 years.
  • Postgraduate and postdoctoral research for 4-6 months.
  • Professional development opportunities for 1-4 months.

Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances, tuition, health insurance, and monthly stipends. For more information or to apply, please visithttp://orau.org/endeavourscholarships/. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2015. For any questions, please email endeavor@education.gov.au


Computational Chemist / Physicist / Materials Scientist / Electrochemist

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers or to develop computational models and data analysis tools to support NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts focus primarily on: (1) accurate capture and computational representation of relevant physical and chemical processes; and (2) validation of models using detailed in-house experiments or independently published reports. This position will provide support to transfer existing models to a High Performance Computing (HPC) platform, operate the codes to ensure accurate results are being obtained, apply user interfaces on models to facilitate broader accessibility, and integrate component models.

For more information, please visit

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html


Chemist / Chemical Engineer / Materials Scientist / Physicist

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers to conduct applied research in support of NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts associated with this position focus primarily on: (1) electrode infiltration technology; (2) examination of electrode degradation processes; (3) fundamental reaction and transport measurement.

For more information, please visit:

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html


Spectroscopist / Materials Scientist / Physicist / Chemist / Chemical Engineer

An opportunity exists for post-doctoral researchers to conduct analytical research in support of NETL Solid Oxide Fuel Cells research.  Research efforts associated with this position focuses primarily on: (1) examination of SOFC structures using advanced analytical techniques including FIB-SEM, nano-CT, and plasma FIB; (2) reconstructions of microstructural and generation of high fidelity visualizations; and (3) transfer of data sets to support computational examinations of SOFC performance.

For more information, please visit:

http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html