Category: External Funding

Funding announcements.

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 visit The deadline for applications is June 30, 2015. For any questions, please email

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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

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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.

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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.

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Immediate Full Time Position: Application and Database Developer for Toxicology Projects

EPA Research Triangle Park – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computer science/engineering, bioinformatics, biology, statistics, computational biology, math, physics, information sciences, or a related discipline. Necessary skills include education and experience in database concepts and programming, leadership skills, strong written, oral and electronic communication skills, and the ability to work with a team. It is also preferable if the applicant has an advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office Applications and desktop publishing, and experience with Linux operating systems, basic software development, and database development.

The position is expected to begin in April 2015, apply today

Recent computer programming grads with an interest in chemistry/biology we’re looking at you! Get some real world experience in this unique Application and Database Developer job at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, N.C. In this multidisciplinary position, you’ll be helping to develop computational tools and solutions for several toxicology projects, with the goal of improving environmental risk and chemical safety. Tasks will include creating new applications and scripts for databases, maintaining existing codes for databases, and developing new databases to create the foundation for a comprehensive chemical sample tracking database used in EPA Computational Toxicology programs.

Apply today! For more information, and to access the application, visit our Questions? Email To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovInternships.

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Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2015-06-01 to 2015-07-17

Application Link

Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

For additional information, checkout our blogVenture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

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Immediate Opening! HPC User Support Specialist/Programmer

Immediate Opening!
Post-Master’s Research Associate – HPC User Support Specialist/Programmer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at ORNL provides the nation’s most powerful computing resources to researchers across the world. With the fastest computer in the nation, High-Performance Computing (HPC) User Support Specialists at ORNL provide scientists with training, documentation, and day-to-day assistance to enable their successful use of these resources. Major responsibilities will include debugging large scientific and engineering applications, resolve system and operational changes, proactively ensure users have up-to-date information about the system, develop user training materials, implement special projects and respond to general administrative questions.

Qualifications: Must have a master’s degree, preferably in computer science, with 2+ years of experience in at least one area of user support including operations, user training, hardware, and/or software administration. Should also have practical experience with multiple programming languages and technologies such as Fortran, C, C++, Perl, Python, and Shell scripting in a Linux or Unix environment. The applicant should also have strong problem solving skills, strong communication skills, a commitment to excellent service, and a willingness to learn.

To apply, go to, make an account, and enter the reference code ORNL15-20-NCCS to find the position posting. Refer questions to

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Civil/Architectural Engineering Scholarship

AISC / GLFEA $5000 Scholarship Available to MS Student in Structures!

The Great Lakes Fabricators & Erectors Association (GLFEA) in conjunction with AISC are sponsoring a $5000 scholarship to a deserving student attending any Michigan School.

Deadline: May 1, 2015


  • MS level graduate students in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering programs
  • Attending universities in MI full-time
  • U.S. citizen

Last year this scholarship did not get awarded because of zero applicants.

For more details, and the online application, please click HERE

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CMAA Scholarship/Internship: Due March 13

The National Capital Chapter presents up to 10 scholarships each year ranging from $1,000-$2,500, however many times there are very few applicants. This is a good opportunity as a CMAA scholarship/internship can make your resume stand out, and funds can be used to cover books, lab fees, etc.  For more information about CMAA scholarship and internship opportunities, see the links below:

Deadline for submissions is March 13, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have completed a minimum of one full academic year of studies, and must have a minimum of one full academic year remaining prior to completing the degree being pursued.
  • Must be enrolled in a Construction Management degree program, or other CM-related degree program, and show a strong interest in a career in CM, as demonstrated by a response to the essay question in the application package.

Scholarship Application

  • Additional Criteria: Must attend college or retain permanent residence in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia.

Internship Application

  • Additional Criteria: Internship candidates must be either United States citizens or be authorized to work in the United States.

If you have any questions on the application process or need additional information, please see the link below on the CMAA NCC webpage or contact C. Grant Howerton, PE, CMIT, Scholarship, Education and Student Outreach Co-Chair, CMAA National Capital Chapter

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