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Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)- Fellowship opportunities

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation’s economic vitality and solve global challenges.

For more on graduate IBP programs, see http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.asp

Graduate fellowships, mentoring and professional development opportunities

25 Master graduate fellowship programs

26 Doctoral graduate fellowship programs

To sign up for funding see, http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Form.asp


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose.

NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation’s scientists and engineers, and towards this end, has awarded approximately 3,200 NDSEG fellowships since the program’s inception 22 years ago.

The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research(AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCM), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E).

Application deadline: December 14, 2012

For more information and to apply online, go to http://ndseg.asee.org/


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 2013-2014 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (MS) or Doctoral (PhD) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

The deadline for NEW applications is February 1, 2013, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 15, 2013.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 13 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ – click on “Solicitations” then click on “Open Solicitations” then select the “NESSF 13” announcement. Also refer to “Proposal Submission Instructions” and “Frequently Asked Questions” listed under “Other Documents” on the NESSF 13 solicitation index page.

All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 13 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

For further information contact Claire Macaulay, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0151, E-mail: claire.i.macaulay@nasa.gov or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.


DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

We are pleased to inform you that the application is now open for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) at https://www.krellinst.org/doecsgf/application/. This is an exciting opportunity for doctoral students to earn up to four years of financial support along with outstanding benefits and opportunities while pursuing degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering.

Benefits of the Fellowship:

  • $36,000 yearly stipend
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • $5,000 academic allowance in first year
  • $1,000 academic allowance each renewed year
  • 12-week research practicum at a DOE Laboratory
  • Yearly conferences
  • Career, professional and leadership development
  • Renewable up to four years

Applications for the next class of fellows are due on January 8, 2013. See the poster for additional information: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/sites/default/files/CSGF%20Recruitment%20Poster%202013-14.pdf

The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a PhD at an accredited US university. Senior undergraduate and first-year doctoral students (at the time of application) in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply.

For more information regarding the fellowship and to access the online application, visit http://www.krellinst.org/csgf


ERM Foundation Sustainability Fellowship

ERM Group Foundation is pleased to announce its annual Sustainability Fellowship program, which will award a Fellowship in an amount up to $15,000 to fund a Sustainability Initiative project.  The ERM Foundation Sustainability Fellowship supports entrepreneurial graduate students
who want to implement their visions for a more sustainable world.

In addition to the selected Sustainability Fellowship recipient, the top five candidates identified through the Fellowship selection and award process will be provided with the opportunity to interview for a paid internship in the growing, global Sustainability Practice of ERM (http://www.erm.com/).

We invite all graduate students with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher enrolled in U.S.-based tax-exempt educational institutions to apply.

Please contact Debra Charlesworth or Jodi Lehman for an application form.  Applications are being accepted through 11/30/2012.

Further information on the foundation and ERM can be found at: http://www.erm.com/About-Us/ERM-Foundation/


University of Michigan Dow Sustainability Fellows Program – Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications due: December 15, 2012

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program is designed to create a new generation of sustainability scholars who understand the necessity of collaborating across disciplines and sectors to address and solve complex sustainability challenges. The program seeks accomplished, connected, and motivated postdoctoral fellowship candidates working on sustainability issues at the interface of the social sciences/humanities and the natural/physical/engineering sciences.

Both the Request for Proposals and the program application can be found online at www.sustainability.umich.edu/postdoctoral-fellowship.

Questions may be submitted to dow-postdoc@umich.edu.


Graduate Fellowships from Hertz

The Hertz Foundation gives Graduate Fellowships and are looking for proposals emphasizing near-term application of applied sciences or engineering, including Earth Sciences.  If students have a new way of looking at an applied environmental or geo problem or hazard, the foundation may be interested.  The due date is next Friday,  Nov. 2, which is probably too late to write a proposal from scratch, but is possible if a student already has a proposal partially written.  Both two year and five year fellowships exist.

Web address is: http://www.hertzfoundation.org


Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program

Flye for Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program

Northeastern University invites nominations and applications from candidates in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields for the Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program.

Northeastern University’s mission emphasizes translational research that addresses global challenges and enhances social well being.  Northeastern University strives to create a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by collaboration, creativity, and unwavering commitment to excellence and an equally unwavering commitment to exhibiting respect for one another.  Northeastern celebrates diversity in all its forms and fosters a culture of respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community.

Consistent with Northeastern’s mission, vision and core values, the objectives of the STEM Future Faculty fellowship program are:

  1. to encourage and promote excellence and diversity in the pool of future faculty candidates in the STEM fields at Northeastern;
  2. to introduce to Northeastern’s academic community qualified postdoctoral researchers in the STEM fields who are considering faculty careers;
  3. to enhance opportunities for academic careers in the STEM fields for persons from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to an inclusive faculty and an inclusive academic experience for all students;
  4. to prepare Future Faculty Fellows for possible tenure-track appointments at Northeastern;
  5. to enhance the academic environment of Northeastern’s STEM fields by providing opportunities for students and faculty to gain experience in multi-cultural, broadly diverse and inclusive work settings and research collaborations that improve the capacity of all their members.

Information about eligibility, fellowship terms, and application information can be found online at:  http://www.northeastern.edu/advance/recruitment/northeastern-university-stem-future-faculty-fellowship-program/ The deadline to apply is January 15, 2013.


NSF GRFP Workshop Series

Assistant Professor Caryn Heldt (ChE), NSF GRFP reviewer, will present “Broader Impacts…huh?” from noon to 12:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Pat Nelson Graduate Conference Center on the fourth floor of the Administration Building.

Topics will include:

  • How to address broader impacts
  • What activities and projects reflect clear interdisciplinary initiatives or implications, benefits to society, engagement with diverse groups, strong collaborations and partnerships, current and consistent outreach, ability to publish and present and future plans to do so.

Bruce Seely, dean of the College of Science and Arts and NSF panel reviewer, will present “How to Write Exceptional NSF GRFP Letters of Recommendation” from noon to 12:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Pat Nelson Graduate Conference Center on the fourth floor of the Administration Building.

He will discuss tips for writing exceptional letters that result in funding for graduate students.


2013-2014 IAF Fellowship Competition Announcement

Fellowships are available to currently registered students who have advanced to candidacy (by the time research begins) for the Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues. Applications for clinical research in the health field will NOT be considered.

Awards are based on both development and scholarly criteria. Proposals should offer a practical orientation to field-based information. In exceptional cases the IAF will support research reflecting a primary interest in macro questions of politics and economics but only as they relate to the environment of the poor. The Fellowship Program complements IAF’s support for grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and preference for those applicants whose careers or research projects are related to topics of greatest interest to the IAF. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizations promoting grassroots development among poor and disadvantaged peoples;
  • The financial sustainability and independence of development organizations;
  • Trends affecting historically excluded groups, such as African descendants, indigenous peoples, women, people with disabilities and young people;
  • Transnational development;
  • The role of corporate social responsibility in grassroots development;
  • The impact of globalization on grassroots development;
  • The impact on the quality of life of the poor of grassroots development activities in such areas as sustainable agriculture and natural resource management, housing, health care, education, urban development, technology transfer, jobs creation, and marketing and small-enterprise development.

Funding is for between four and 12 months. Research during the 2013-2014 cycle must be initiated between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

IAF’s Fellowships provide support for Ph.D. candidates to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development. The Inter-American Foundation expects to award up to 15 Doctoral Field Research Fellowships in 2012.

Complete proposals include:
  • A complete research prospectus – an application statement, a field research prospectus, a Curriculum Vitae (custom), and a Personal Statement;
  • A letter of University Certification;
  • A letter of affiliation from at least one host organization;
  • Statement of IRB Status or proof of submission or approval;
  • Graduate transcripts;
  • Three academic letters of reference, one which must be from the chair of the applicant’s dissertation committee;
  • A Language Proficiency Report.

Selected candidates must present proof of candidacy and IRB exemption or approval prior to receiving funding or entering the field.  Complete application information and instructions are available at www.iie.org/iaf.