Category: External Funding

Funding announcements.

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.

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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

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Data Science for Social Good: Summer Fellowship

The Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship is running again in 2015 and the application deadline is coming up in two weeks (Feb 1st). The program is currently soliciting applications from strong students.

Applicants can be from a range of backgrounds, including: Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Social Sciences, and Public Policy.

Teams will spend 12 weeks over the summer working in partnership with a non-profit or government organization on projects related to education, health, sustainability, community & economic development, disaster relief, crime, social services, social justice, etc…. If you are interested, please apply!

Deadline: Feb 1, 2015
When: May-Aug 2015
Where: Chicago
Stipend: $11,000 – $16,000 (depending on experience)

see here for more information and application form:

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Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Female Graduate (MS geoscience) Students

The American Geosciences Institute is proud to announce that applications are open for the 3rd annual Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship. The Scholarship was established from a bequest given to AGI by Harriet Evelyn Wallace, who was one of the founding members of the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS). This scholarship is for the support of female graduate students in the United States studying the geosciences. A new scholar is named each year, and every scholar is eligible for up to two years of support. The current annual award is $5,000.

This year, we will be giving the award to one qualified Master’s student studying geoscience. PhD applications will not be reviewed this year. The application deadline is January 5th, 2015. The successful applicant will be a thesis-based, full-time student and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is merit-based and applicants will be evaluated on their probability of successfully completing a geoscience graduate program and transitioning into the geoscience profession following graduation.

For more information or to submit an application, please visit:

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, or while submitting your application, please contact the scholarship coordinator Heather Houlton at

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DOE Summer 2015 opportunity for STEM Students

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.

For more information, visit


  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree

Application closes Friday, January 2, 2015
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Hult Prize: million dollar challenge

Call for applicants! Final deadline for applications is December 21, 2014.

Apply now by visiting

We are excited to invite you to apply to the 6th annual Hult Prize! Each year, the Hult Prize awards US$ one million in start-up capital to the team of students that creates the top sustainable start-up which can solve President Bill Clinton’s challenge.

This year, we are tackling early childhood education and will hold regional rounds of competition in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.

Applying is easy, and does not require you to submit an idea! Open to every college and university student on the planet, we are calling on you to create the next big company that gives children around the world access to early education. If you advance to one of the regional final rounds, you will then pitch your start-up enterprise to a panel of esteemed judges. One winning team per region will advance to our summer accelerator program and compete in the Global Finals which is hosted by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in September.  The winner will take home one million dollars to launch their new company that will change the world!

Join the world’s largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good and compete to launch the next bid idea that will change the world!

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ORAU Big Data Postdoc

ORAU is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in big data and excellent communication skills. The position requires skills in analysis of large data sets, and will involve development of white papers and other communications, both for technical audiences and general scientific audiences. The key skill set is communication, both to technical and non-technical audiences, and writing samples are requested from potential candidates. The holder of the position would develop connections with the 114 ORAU member universities as well as expert staff at ORAU. The appointment can begin as early as December 15, 2014 and the current funding extends through September 30, 2015. There is potential for mutually agreeable extension. Applicants can express interest or apply through the ORAU online Career Center at

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