Category: External Funding

Funding announcements.

Women in Science fellowship

Applications for the 2015 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open.

The L’Oréal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

Who: women post-doctoral scientists who are US citizens or permanent residents. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

See here for full eligibility requirements and application materials:

What: The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post‐doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each.

When: Applications are due on Friday, March 20, 2015

AGI Workforce Internships Available!

The American Geosciences Institute has two summer, 2015 Workforce Internships available!

  1. Diversity Internship: AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an Bachelor’s or Master’s student to help increase participation of underrepresented geoscientists conducting research as part of the Deep Carbon Observatory.  This program is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  For more detailed information about this opportunity, please see the Diversity Internship 2015 Flyer.
  2. Course Development Internship: AGI’s Workforce Program is teaming up with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) to develop short, online courses teaching specific geoscience skills and competencies.  This work is funded by ConocoPhillips.  We are seeking a Master’s student in Geology/Geoscience, or an upperclassman Bachelor’s student with strong quantitative skills to help develop short courses through the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI).  For more detailed information, please see the Course Development Internship 2015 Flyer.

For more opportunities from AGI see here.

Two Oak Ridge National Laboratory Opportunities

1. Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program

When: Apply by February 28 for best chance at selections; applications are accepted year-round

  • Undergraduates, Recent-AAS/BS, MS, and PhD  – Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors or related disciplines for technical support opportunities
  • Stipend based on academic status
  • Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
  • Full-time and part-time appointments
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA  – 2.5/4.0
  • U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)


2. Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) Program

When: Must Apply by February 28!

  • Current AAS, BS, MS, and PhD students – Majors related to Engineering, Earth and Geosciences, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations, Political Science, Government, Policy, Risk Analysis, and Computer Science
  • Stipend based on academic status
  • Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
  • Full-time and part-time appointments
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA  – 3.0/4.0
  • Open to U.S. and Eligible International Citizenship

Postdoc Nanotech Fellowship

A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) at the Arkansas Regional Laboratory of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The selected participant will be located at the Nanotechnology Core Facility, which was developed to support the technical needs of scientists involved in determining the toxicity, safety, and characterization of nanomaterials.

Who: PhD in chemistry, materials science, microbiology, or physics with an emphasis in nanotechnology (awarded within the last five years).
What: 1 year, full-time research position
Where: near Jefferson, Arkansas

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will collaborate with multi-disciplinary research efforts within the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)/ORA Nanotechnology Core Facility.

Additional information may be found here.

National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering

The 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from June 13-27, 2015.

Who: grad students in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.
What: travel, meal, and lodging costs
Deadline: complete an application by February 23, 2015.
Part of the application process includes submission of evaluation letters from among the student’s advisor, department chair and other professors.

Purpose: to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. The school includes:

  • basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory
  • the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron X-ray sources
  • seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects
  • opportunity to conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities

Lecture notes and videos of the 2014 NXS School are available at:

All questions pertaining to the application process or other aspects of the school should be directed to  or (630) 252-4114

DOE’s SCGSR program is now accepting applications!

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2015 solicitation.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday April 14, 2015.

The SCGSR program is open to U.S. citizens who are current Ph.D. candidates in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards (stipend + transportation costs to/from host laboratory) to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 100 awards in 2015, for project periods beginning anytime between October 2015 and September 2016.

George L. Disborough Trout Unlimited Research Grant

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation is accepting applications for the George L. Disborough Trout Unlimited Research Grant.

Deadline: Feb 15, 2015
For: U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident Alien
Level: Graduate Student
Duration: 1 year
Basic description: “project must be consistent with the mission of Trout Unlimited and take place in North America

see here for more information and how to apply:

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarships

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has a scholarship search page with the option to search at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.

While many of these opportunities are for residents, or former residents, of the Kalamazoo region, some are open to students in other locations. In all cases, “The recipient must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident Alien“.

see here for instructions on how to search and apply:

Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop for graduate students in June 2015

Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2015 workshop. See official website for information on how to apply.

Where: Cambridge, MA
When: June 18-20th, 2015.
Who: Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering
Deadline March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance of the workshop is free and travel support will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, and the general public.  There will be panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Communicating with Non-Scientific Audiences
  • Science Communication in Popular Culture
  • Communicating as a Science Advocate
  • Multimedia Communication for Scientists
  • Addressing Diversity through Communication

In addition to these discussions, ample time is allotted for interacting with the experts and with attendees from throughout the country.  Workshop participants will produce an original piece of science writing and receive feedback from workshop attendees and professional science communicators.

Visit to learn more about our past workshop programs and participants.

This workshop is sponsored by Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Boulder, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and Microsoft Research.

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students majoring in aeronautics related fields. Undergraduates with at least two years of study remaining are eligible to receive up to $15,000/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Graduate student awards include up to $11,000 in tuition offset, $35,000 stipend/year for two years and a summer internship with a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due March 31, 2015.

More information can be found on