Tag: STEM

Student, Alumni and Faculty Research Opportunities at ORNL

Opportunities for qualified students and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a real-world setting with award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN.

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)
  • Undergraduates, Post-BS and AAS, MS, PhD and Faculty – Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors
  • 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 Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)

  • Undergraduates, MS, PhD, and Post-MS or Postdoctoral – Majors related to Nuclear Science and Nuclear Policy; Engineering; Physics; Nuclear Medicine
  • 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 International Citizenship
Visit http://www.orau.org/ornl or contact ORNL Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org for more information!


Summer Research – National Center for Toxicological Research

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas.  This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines.  Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

Application deadline March 7, 2014

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
Must be students in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale).


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


NPSC announces graduate fellowships

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

The online NPSC application is now open here.  The deadline is December 8, 2013.  Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being:  open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

If you have interned, have been employed or are employed by a government agency or laboratory, ask your mentor or research supervisor to nominate you directly for an NPSC fellowship. Contact NPSC for details.


ORAU announces Mickey Leland Fellowship Program – Summer 2014

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program, sponsored by the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), U.S. Department of Energy, is now accepting applications for a10-week summer internship.  MLEF’s mission is to improve opportunities for women and minority students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The program allows students to apply their academic achievements to actual research while gaining hands-on experience.

Application period closes January 15, 2014.

Selected MLEF Fellows will receive a bi-weekly stipend, approved travel costs to/from their host site and will attend a Technical Forum to present their project at the end of the internship.

To qualify for the program, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)

For more information or to complete an application, visit the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program page.


STEM Faculty Openings at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland has openings in the following STEM fields:

  • Biological Sciences-Lecturer
  • Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering-Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry-Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Computer Science and Electrical Engineering-Assistant Professor, Professor of Practice, Lecturer
  • Economics-Assistant Professor
  • Information Systems-2 Assistant Professor, Lecturer
  • Marine and Biotechnology-Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering- Multiple Assistant Professors
  • Physics-Assistant Professor
  • Psychology-Assistant Professor

For more information and additional faculty opportunities: http://www.umbc.edu/facultydiversity/jobs.html


2014 Lee Schipper Scholarship Call for Applications Announced

Applications are now open for the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency.  Provided jointly by the Schipper Family and EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban planning program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Scholarship will award two extraordinary candidates up to $10,000 each to advance transformative research in efficient and sustainable transport.


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


100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant competition

Partners of the Americas, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce two new grant competitions as part of President Barack Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative.

100,000 Strong in the Americas is the administration’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere designed to foster region-wide prosperity through increased higher education collaboration.  The first round of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant competition is NOW OPEN for eligible higher educational institutions.

There are three steps to apply:

1.) Read the RFP for information and determine that your institution is eligible

  • RFP 1 (Sponsored by the US Department of State): Capacity-Building Program to Reach 100k Strong. Institutions in the following countries may apply:  Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico.
  • RFP 2 (Sponsored by Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation): Promoting Study Abroad in STEM and Sustainable Development. Institutions in the following countries may apply:  Chile, Peru, United States.

2.) Join the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Network

3.) Apply via the online grant application before the deadline(s) listed

  • RFP 1 – November 8, 2013 / 5:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time
  • RFP 2 – November 8, 2013 / 5:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time

For institutions not eligible for Round 1, you may still Join the Innovation Network to receive the latest information about new competitions.  One application per institution per round.  Institutions may apply for multiple rounds.

Please note: The Innovation Fund provides grants to institutions; it does not provide individual scholarships or accept applications from individuals.


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