Category: Funding Opportunities

Opportunities for funding graduate education.

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

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.

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

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



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

WRI Scholarships

The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation is sponsoring scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 for beginning and continuing engineering students seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in civil or structural engineering. As the concrete construction industry’s leading advocate for structural welded wire reinforcement (SWWR), WRI knows the value of a well reinforced foundation, whether it’s to support a building or build a career.


For scholarship details and application materials, please visit our website at


Global Grant Scholarship

The Rotary District 6220 Global Scholar Program provides $30,000 scholarship awards for graduate studies outside the USA.  Scholars must commence studies between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 and expend the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting studies.

In anticipation of The Rotary Foundation’s (TRF) 100-year anniversary in 2017, the TRF Trustees set out to develop a plan to move the foundation toward its second century of service. The plan, called the Future Vision Plan, focuses TRF-funded programs to specific areas where they will have the greatest impact by addressing priority world needs that are presently most relevant to Rotarians.

As a result, to be eligible for a Rotary District 6220 Global Grant Scholarship, an applicant must have a background, intended graduate studies and future career plans related to at least one of the following focus areas:

  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development

Prequalification Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2015.
Further information, including the “Prequalification Application,” and additional requirements, can be found on the District 6220 website.

Research Data Alliance/US Call for Fellows

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) invites applications for its newly redesigned fellowship program. The program’s goal is to engage early career researchers in the US in RDA, a dynamic and young global organization that seeks to eliminate the technical and social barriers to research data sharing.
WHAT: The successful Fellow will engage in the RDA through a 12-18 month project under the guidance of a mentor from the RDA community. Fellows receive a stipend ($5000 each summer) and travel support and must be currently employed or appointed at a US institution.
WHO: Fellows are sought from a variety of backgrounds: communications, social, natural and physical sciences, business, informatics, and computer science. The RDA Data Share program will look for a T-shaped skill set, where early signs of cross discipline competency are combined with evidence of teamwork and communication skills, and a deep competency in one discipline.
Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher education in the United States, and early career researchers at U.S.-based research institutions who graduated with a relevant master’s or PhD and are no more than three years beyond receipt of their degree.  Applications from traditionally underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: April 16, 2015
For more details and information on how to apply, see:


ASCO Numatics Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2015

Award Amount: $5,000

ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, is proud to open the 2015-2016 application period for its engineering scholarship program.  Students must junior, senior, or graduate-level students, enrolled full-time in an engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution.  Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. citizens or legal U.S. resident.

see here for more information: ASCO Numatics Scholarship