Month: September 2013

National Cancer Institute Accepting Applications for 2014 ICRC Program – Due Nov. 11th

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the 2014 Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program.  The ICRC is designed to encourage individuals from populations underrepresented in science and/or financially disadvantaged backgrounds to seek internship opportunities at the NCI.  Successful ICRC applicants will take part in a 2-day campus visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where they will have the opportunity to learn about the various scientist-in-training programs, participate in laboratory tours, interview for either a summer or post-baccalaureate (1-year) internship.  Participants selected for internships receive a monthly stipend, round-trip travel, and summer housing subsidy.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the nation’s premier biomedical research facility and a world leader in cancer research. NCI recognizes the importance of identifying, training, and mentoring talented researchers from populations underrepresented in science and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Toward this end, the NCI created the Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program. The ICRC Program sponsors highly-qualified students on an all expense paid, two-day visit to the NIH located in Bethesda, Maryland.  ICRC participants will have the opportunity to tour the facilities of the NCI and the NIH, listen to and network with research fellows, and potentially interview for an internship with NCI Investigators.  This program provides participants with the opportunity to experience the NCI first-hand and personally interact with the world’s leading cancer researchers.

Successful candidates for the ICRC Program will have a strong academic record, demonstrated research experience, and a commitment to a career in biomedical, behavioral, or population science research.

travel related icons ICRC Participants Will Receive the Following:

  • Transportation/airfare to and from Bethesda
  • Hotel accommodations and meals
  • NIH campus tour
  • NCI laboratory tours
  • Valuable student internship workshops and information sessions
  • The opportunity to interview with NCI investigators seeking to fill summer and/or 1 year research internship positions
  • Participants selected for an internship will receive a monthly stipend with a summer housing subsidy and round trip travel will be provided (see Program Details for additional information)

Applications are due by November 11th.
Apply online!  See website for further details.


Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship in STEM

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana,MichiganOhio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.


The Teaching Fellowship includes:

  • admission to a master’s degree program at a partner university
  • preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus inIndiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders


  • October 15, 2013
    First application deadline
  • December 2, 2013
    Second application deadline
  • January 31, 2014
    Final application deadline

SMART Scholarship for Undergrads & Grad Students – Due Dec. 16th

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 P.M EST, December 16, 2013. All supporting materials including references and test scores must be received by December 16, 2013.

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

Participants In The SMART Scholarship For Service Program Receive;

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Paid summer internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation


Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference – Applications due Oct. 4th!

Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:

***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars;
***Research in Disabilities Education (RDE);
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs);

This conference is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

*Also, the National Society of Black Physicists is working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.
The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 20-22, 2014. All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014, or Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and, to find out about summer, graduate school and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate oral presentations, only;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

Please review the attached abstract submission guidelines before beginning the abstract submission process.

The abstract submission guidelines are also available online at:

To submit your abstract, please access the following link:

A limited number of student conference travel awards will be provided.  Travel awards will cover transportation, hotel, and the conference registration fee.  (Information regarding ERN travel awards is available on the conference website at

The conference registration fee is $400 per person. This fee covers the cost of meals provided during the conference.

Key dates related to abstract submission and travel awards
*** The deadline for abstract submissions is October 4, 2013.
*** Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by November  4, 2013.
*** Complete ERN travel award information is available on the conference website at
*** The deadline to submit travel award applications is October 4, 2013.
*** Travel awards will be announced on or before November  4, 2013.

For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference in STEM website at

For questions regarding the online abstract submission process, please contact Donna Behar at<

Spring Term Science Undergrad Lab Internship (SULI)

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists WDTS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Spring Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, with all required application materials, including recommendations, due by 5:00 PM ET on October 1, 2013. The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories, where selected students participate as interns appointed at participating host labs. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Further information, including program eligibility, requirements, host lab participation, and access to the online application system are found at:
with inquiries or questions made using:
The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.