Tag: Fellowship

NSF and NASA announces funding opportunities

For Financial Support in Graduate School: Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.

For Postdoc opportunities: More than 250 openings nationwide.

Check out NASA OSSI, a one-stop-shop for students applying for NASA opportunities.

For other NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships


Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship program

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi currently awards fifty-one Fellowships of $5,000 each and six at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study.  Each active Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

Eligibility:
Open to all active Phi Kappa Phi members or those who have:
  • accepted membership by June 30, 2014
  • applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-baccalaureate program of study during the coming academic year
Please note:  Students registering in all professional and graduate fields are eligible.
Applicants who have successfully earned 10+ credit hours of graduate study or its equivalent on or before April 15 are not eligible.

Contact your chapter for application deadline information.  Chapter may submit one application to Society headquarters by April 15, 2014.  Recipients will be notified by June 1, 2014.


NRC announces Associateship Programs for 2014

The National Research Council (NRC) administers competitive graduate postdoctoral and senior research awards on behalf of 26 U.S. government research agencies and affiliated institutions with facilities at over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Annual stipends for recent PhD recipients for the 2014 program year range from $42,000 to $80,000 depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and are appropriately higher for senior award recipients.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000 and are higher for additional experience.


U.S. EPA Research Funding Opportunity – Student Competition in Sustainability

Applications are open for the EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program for the 2014-2015 school year.

The deadline for application is TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th, 11:59pm EASTERN TIME.

Official Request for Applications and instructions on how to apply here:  11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability

For general program information, visit: www.epa.gov/p3


NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2014-2015 academic year.  This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines.

The deadline for NEW applications is February 3, 2014, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 17, 2014.


Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship targets outstanding PhD students enrolled in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 month period.  The Office of Science and Technology provide a stipend of up to 1,400 €/month (depending on other sources of funding) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance.

STEM Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition.  Priority is given to candidates working toward a “double degree” (cotutelle) with their host institution.

All Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Health disciplines are eligible. The required level of French remains at the discretion of the host laboratory.

The application deadline is January 31, 2014, for a stay which can begin from September 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015.

Please visit the OST’s website to see other open calls for proposals : http://www.france-science.org/-Career-opportunities-.html

For more information, candidates and American/French research teams can contact the OST in Washington, DC:

Office for Science and Technology
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Email: stem.coordinator@chateaubriand-fellowship.org
Phone : (202) 944-6252


Students attend GEM GRAD Lab event

Through collaboration between the Graduate School and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion underrepresented minority students at Tech were given the opportunity to travel to the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities campus) to attend the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Inc. (GEM) GRAD Lab last weekend.

This event was co-sponsored by the Graduate School at Michigan Tech and the University of Minnesota, and presenters ranged from current graduate students (including Michigan Tech’s GEM fellow, PhD student Sterling Prince) to senior managers, to faculty and senior administrators. They were selected from diverse communities and disciplines and presented on the following topics:

*Why graduate school?
*How to prepare for graduate school
*Understanding the GEM fellowship
*Voices from the field: real life research and internship experiences

In addition to the GRAD lab, students were treated to a reception, dinner and presentation by GEM alum/3M corporation scientist, Stan Rendon at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul.


Rescheduled CGS webinar on NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

We are pleased to announce a rescheduled date for the CGS webinar, Preparing Graduate Research Fellowship Applications. Due to the lapse in government funding, this event had to be postponed from its original date.

Webinar date:  Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

Register at: https://cgsnet.webex.com/cgsnet/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=662517093

Once registered, you will receive a follow-up email with specific directions for how to participate on October 23.


Michigan Space Grant Consortium Funding Opportunities

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium announces funding opportunities in the following categories: Undergraduate Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship, Pre-College Education, Public Outreach, Teacher Training, and Research Seed Grant.

The deadline for proposal packages is no later than Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m.

The internal Michigan Tech deadline is noon on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

To read announcements, submission requirements, and to submit a proposal, please visit the MSGC website and click the Fellowship Program tab, the Program tab, or the Research Seed Grant tab.  Note–Proposals that exceed the page limits specified will not be considered.

Specific information regarding Michigan Tech requirements and submission procedures can be found at funding. For more information contact Paige Hackney (phackney@mtu.eduor 487-4371).

Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to all MSGC funding opportunities.

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WWF funding and fellowship opportunities

The Luc Hoffmann Institute pursues synthesis ideas that will deliver cutting edge results with a clear pathway to application for decision makers and civil society practitioners in WWF’s key focus areas.  WWF focus areas can be broken into goals focused onpriority places and priority species, and goals focused on reducing human impact, or the human footprint.  Many of these goals receive additional focus through WWF’s Global Initiatives.

Our next call for full proposals is JANUARY 5th, 2014.  For this call, we are accepting proposal ideas across the full suite of WWF focus areas, with a particular focus on synthesis proposals relevant to the goals of WWF Global Initiatives, as well as proposals that explore trade-offs and consequences of alternative social, economic, and ecological futures in the greater Yangtze River area.

To allow enough time to make the next proposal deadline, we recommend that you send us your proposal ideas no later than December 1st, 2013.

If you have any questions related to our process, or in submitting your idea, please contact Emilie Cavallo at ecavallo@wwfint.org.

Proposal submission is a two-step process.