The US Department Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Geothermal Student Competition.
The Competition seeks to engage students in a collaborative exercise to develop a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise. Applicants are encouraged to consider a candidate resource in their home state/region, though convincing plans for any domestic target will be considered. The Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in science, engineering, and business programs of study. The Competition application, guidelines, and further details can all be found on the Competition website http://orise.orau.gov/geothermal.
Application due date is March 29, 2013
HSHPS (Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools)Training Programs - Summer 2013
The HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program provides paid training opportunities for graduate and doctoral students and recent graduates interested in working on Hispanic health research. Though programs are geared towards graduate or recent graduate students, we encourage fourth year undergraduate students to apply as well. Fellows are placed throughout the United States and Latin America within government agencies and academic institutions. All HSHPS fellows work along side a mentor, an experienced researcher or senior staff member; assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues; and participate in a series of professional development seminars. Please note that programs are for individuals who would like to gain research experience and are committed to improving the health of Hispanics.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident (no visas)
- English working proficiency (written and oral)
- Spanish fluency varies depending on program
- Current or recent graduate (less than three years) of a master’s or doctoral program in the health field; some programs permit third or fourth year undergraduate students
- Individuals with five or more years of professional experience in the health field are not eligible to apply for this program
- Must have at least 12 months of working experience with the Hispanic community
For the summer 2013 Graduate Fellowship Training Program:
- Applications available: Beginning of February 2013
- Application deadline: March 15, 2013
- Applicants will be notified: April 15, 2013
If you are an applicant and have further questions about our programs, please visit our FAQ page by clicking here or by emailing email@example.com.
For more information, visit the website: http://www.hshps.org/students/program-overview
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 (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
More than a dozen federal agencies rely on the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to help recruit and train the future workforce of scientists and engineers. Through ORISE-administered internship, scholarship, fellowship, and research appointment programs, these agencies are creating a pipeline of potential employees for the science workforce. Visit their searchable online catalog at http://see.orau.org/ to find details and applications on science education programs that support participants pursuing degrees and conducting research at national laboratories and federal research facilities nationwide.
Institutute for Broadening Participation: Pathways To Science
Over 400 programs -Undergraduate REU and Other Summer Research Opportunities: See www.PathwaysToScience.org/SummerResearch.asp
FOR THOSE CONSIDERING GRAD SCHOOL:
Opportunities at over 150 colleges and universities: http://www.PathwaysToScience.org/Grad.asp
Professional Development and Support: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP): visit http://www.agep.us
For Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities:
Bridges, GK-12, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend ($30,000 per year) and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation: http://www.PathwaysToScience.org/Grad.asp
National Research Council of the National Academies - Research Associateship Programs
The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. The programs provide opportunities for Graduate, Ph.D., Sc.D. or M.D. scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing, yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. In these programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among the large group of opportunities listed at the website http://www.national-academies.org/rap.
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. All institutes, except Japan, last approximately eight weeks from June to August. Japan lasts approximately ten weeks from June to August (specific dates are available and updated at www.nsf.gov/eapsi).
Full Proposal Annual Deadline (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): 2nd Tuesday in December
For further information, visit http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12498/nsf12498.htm
Diversity Summer Programs:
Target: Native American students; rising sophomores & juniors
College sites change each year
Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Liberal Arts Experience
Target: African American students; rising juniors