The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program. Sponsored by NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, the program provides motivated undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as graduate students with the opportunity to conduct research on imperative Great Lakes topics. This year there are eight positions available. Underrepresented students in the aquatic sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit applications for this amazing opportunity is February 26th, 2016. To learn more about the Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program or to apply, visit http://ciler.snre.umich.edu/education/undergraduate-graduate-fellowships.
Applications are open now for the Conquer Accelerator Program. This 10-week program will begin at the end of May 2016 and run through the beginning of August. Conquer is hosted by Michigan State University, but is open to teams from anywhere. Accepted startups are provided with $20,000. Additionally, teams will learn from experts in their field and have access to resources such as legal advice and assistance with the development process, in return for a 5% equity. The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2016.
Visit conqueraccelerator.com to learn more and how to apply.
The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a competitive five week long summer leadership program that takes place just outside of Washington, D.C. at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The program offers a small, select group of rising college juniors unparalleled opportunities in the nation’s capital and on the famous estate of the first President of the United States. The program is fully funded and offers a $600 weekly stipend plus room, board and transportation expenses. During your five week fellowship you will engage in dynamic leadership education curriculum, interact with nationally recognized corporate, government, and military leaders in the nation’s capital, and discover how to change the world through self-reflection, exciting experiential activities, and a community service-focused capstone project.
Apply today and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to develop a network of professional contacts and become a lifelong member of an engaged community of fellowship alumni. Deadline is February 5th, 2016.
The AAAS seeks to increase public understanding of science and technology. They recognize the need for scientists who are able to communicate complex ideas to a general audience. The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program is a 10-week summer program that places college and university students at all levels of their education who focus on science, engineering and/or mathematics at media organizations nationwide. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. Past AAAS Fellows have worked with such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Philadelphia Inquirer, WIRED, and Scientific American. If you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity visit the AAAS website.
The deadline to apply is January 15th, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.
Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
These 10-week research experiences are located at:
Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia
True Ventures is offering The Priya Haji Fellowship which gives recent graduates the chance to join a startup as a full time employee. Haji Fellows are paired with companies in the True Ventures portfolio in the San Francisco Bay Area for a period of nine months. During the Fellowship, participants will develop foundational skills to help build their resume and expand their career knowledge of high-growth technology startups. Fellows will meet periodically with folks from True Ventures to discuss their progress and experiences. This fellowship opportunity is open to students completing their undergraduate degree in the spring of 2016. Applications are currently being accepted and those interested are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. The Fellowship will take place from September of 2016 through May of 2017. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will make up at least half of next year’s participants. If interested, apply here.
True Entrepreneur Corps (TEC), is a ten week summer fellowship designed to help undergraduate college students get a foot in the door in the startup world. TEC Fellows are matched with San Francisco-based companies where they spend the summer working on projects appropriate to their backgrounds and interests (both technical and non-technical). Additionally, the group gathers weekly for workshops and a speaker series to dig into the venture capital and startup processes. TEC 2016 will run from early June to early August and all fellows will be expected to live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. True Ventures is accepting 12 TEC Fellows for 2016. If you are capable, hardworking and have a passion for technology and entrepreneurship, consider applying for this amazing opportunity. Applications are being accepted until January 31, 2016, however True Ventures encourages students to apply early as the 12 available spots are often filled prior to the deadline. If interested, apply here.
Calling All Entrepreneurs and Innovators!
All Tech students are invited to participate in or join the audience for the 2015 Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition on the evening of Nov. 12th. Each participant will have 120 seconds to pitch their business idea to a panel of expert judges. Pitch or come out and see the show and network with Tech’s most entrepreneurial students! Expect professional sound and lights and a large crowd (seats 400+). The event will be followed by a showing of the movie Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher.
- $1000 cash
- $5000 expense account*
- 1 year of Smartzone office space
- $2500 business consulting**
2nd Prize: $500 cash
3rd Prize: $250 cash
Audience Favorite: $200 cash
*Expense valid for one year to reimburse startup expenses
**Startup business counseling services provided by the Michigan Tech Office of Innovation and Industry Engagement to include intellectual property, commercialization, and capital fundraising strategy development. Services are valued at $2,500 will be provided in collaboration with the Michigan Small Business Development Center and the Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship. Delivery of these services will not affect ownership of intellectual property or of the startups receiving the services.
The James Madison Fellowship Program seeks to strengthen teaching in the nation’s schools in regards to the framing, principles, and history of the U.S. Constitution by supporting college graduates who are interested in teaching American history, American government, and social studies at the secondary school level. The program’s goal is to ensure that secondary school teachers are knowledgeable and informed in these important civic subjects.
The James Madison Memorial Foundation is offering $24,000 in fellowships to qualified Graduate applicants this year. As an applicant, you need only compete against others within your state. The Foundation is hoping to award one fellowship per state every year and the 2016 application period is now open.
To learn more about this unique opportunity and to apply visit http://www.jamesmadison.gov/.
The deadline for submitting applications is March 1st, 2016.
Michigan Tech faculty representative for this fellowship is Mary Durfee (email@example.com). If you would like some advice or guidance with the application process you may email her to set up a time to meet.