Month: December 2014

Cultural Vistas Fellowship for Rising Juniors or Seniors – Apply by January 15th!

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

http://www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture.

Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.

Summer 2015: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.

One cohort of up to four fellows will travel to each international destination. The program will take place in five distinct phases:

  • Virtual learning component to orient fellows to their host country and each other, discuss issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation, and prepare for their time abroad
  • Pre-departure orientation in New York City for fellows to meet, share learning goals, and prepare for their international internships
  • Eight-week internships in Buenos Aires, Berlin, and India. During this phase, fellows will take part in an online learning exchange to process and provide comparative analyses of their experiences.
  • Re-entry seminar in New York City bringing together fellows to reflect on their experiences and share what they learned during the program
  • Post-program “Fellows in Service” activities that highlight the learning acquired on campuses and in local communities

Program Benefits

  • Program-related travel expenses, including round-trip airfare to and within internship country; travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars
  • Internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or India
  • Accommodations throughout program, including pre-departure and re-entry seminars
  • Virtual learning seminar
  • Pre-departure support services
  • Cultural orientation upon arrival in host country
  • Visa application support (where applicable)
  • Emergency medical insurance during internship phase

Eligbility

Candidates for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
  • Rising junior or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ages 18-30
  • No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
  • Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)

Strong preference will be given to students historically underrepresented in international exchange.

This includes, but is not limited to Pell Grant recipients; veterans; first-generation college students; STEM majors; members of minority communities within the United States; and non-traditional students.

Application Deadline

January 15, 2015

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UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program – Science & Biotechnology – Apply by Feb. 2nd!

UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program

An Undergraduate Summer Research Program
in Science and Biotechnology

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases participants’ competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. Additionally, this program encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or the joint M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology. Applicants from diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Program Dates: June 1 – August 7, 2015

2013 UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Photo by Peg Skorpinski

2015 UCB Amgen Scholars Program Brochure available here.

How to Apply

  • Application Deadline: February 22015
  • Submit an Online Application – Open November
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose (included in the online application)
  • Submit requests for two letters of recommendation (name and email address of letter writer required)
  • Upload college transcript(s) via the Online Applpication. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Supporting documents are due by February 2(Click here for more information on supporting documents.)

Delaware State University – LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship

Delaware State University (DSU) is still recruiting students for its funded LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) program for Fall 2015 admission.

Application deadline is March 15, 2015

All interested candidates must:

  • Have participated in an LSAMP Program as an undergraduate
  • Have obtained a degree in a STEM discipline from an LSAMP institution by May 2015
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Have not yet begun graduate studies
  • Pursue a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline at DSU and continue into PhD studies
  • Simultaneously apply to…

(GRE is required before DSU Graduate School acceptance)

    • Delaware State University Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Program at www.desu.edu/btd
  • Apply and be accepted into a DSU STEM Graduate Program.

Applicant must send the BTD application and a copy of DSU application for Graduate School to:

Dr. Mazen Shahin, Director

Bridge to the Doctorate Program

Delaware State University

1200 N. DuPont Highway

Dover, DE 19901

mShahin@desu.eduDSU-BD-XII-D1-Flyer-Fall 2015

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internships – Apply by Dec. 22nd!

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

Application deadline: December 22, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

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AMGEN Scholars Program at Caltech – Apply by Feb. 15th!

AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2015.

For more information, please visit
www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars.

WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech – Apply by January 7th!

WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech’s WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech’s research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 7, 2015.

For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows

Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Programs – Apply by Jan. 15th!

DOE SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Explore the Possibilities!

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2015.

Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information or to apply – deadline is January 15, 2015

The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
  • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
  • Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status)
  • Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
  • Veterans are given Veterans preference with the Federal Energy Management Program

Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university.  The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.

Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail doescholars@orise.orau.gov or visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships with DOE – Applications due Jan. 9th

SULI Program Overview

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Term. Applications are due January 9, 2015 at 5:00PM ET

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Benefits

  • Research interns spend 10 weeks (summer term) or 16 weeks (semester term) at a DOE laboratory engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer.
  • Host laboratories provide enrichment activities, including career professional development workshops (e.g. technical and scientific writing skills development, poster, or oral presentation activities, etc.), laboratory tours, scientific lectures and seminars.
  • Host laboratories provide all required site specific training.
  • Beginning with the 2013 Summer Term, selected students receive a stipend of $500 per week during the internship period.
  • Selected students are reimbursed for one round trip domestic travel to the host laboratory (if permanent address is more than 50 miles from the host laboratory). Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to a maximum of $500.00 or the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare.
  • Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory. In general, housing opportunities will vary from laboratory to laboratory. An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements.

Eligibility for the SULI program requires that all applicants:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, and also have completed at least one year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of applying (additional undergraduate credits obtained prior to enrollment cannot be applied to meet the minimum one-year completion requirement). Applicants who will complete their undergraduate degree prior to starting their internship may apply as a “Graduating Senior”, if (1) the applicant has not yet started a program of graduate study and will not matriculate as a graduate student prior to completing the SULI term, and (2) the time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and starting the SULI term is less than one year. Community college students are eligible to apply.
  • Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses as a matriculating student.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
  • Must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien at the time of applying.

    Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status will be requested at the time an internship offer is accepted. Acceptable form of proof of U.S. Citizenship includes, but is not limited to, a Certified Birth Certificate, an U.S. State Government Issued Enhanced Drivers License, U.S. Passport,  U.S. Passport Card, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth (of U.S. citizen) Abroad, or Certification of Birth. Permanent Resident Aliens must hold an active United States Permanent Resident Card.

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent at the time of applying.

    Proof of an earned High School diploma or for passing all five GED tests required to achieve a Certificate of General Educational Development should be provided on the applicant’s undergraduate transcripts.

Additional Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants are limited to participation in the SULI program to no more than two internships.
  • Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.

 

Research Experience for Undergrads @ University of Utah – Applications due January 20th!

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Research Experience for Undergrads
Summer Program

Each year, MRSEC funds up to 10 exemplary undergraduates to participate in summer research projects in the areas of Plasmonics or Organic Spintronics. Students with an interest and background in physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering (chemical, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical) are good candidates for the MRSEC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Apply for the 2015 summer program now! 

To apply, complete these steps, in this order:

1. Complete the Online Application
2. Have two academic or professional references recommend you here and submit a letter (a pdf letter can be uploaded in the form) about your abilities.
3. Arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to the Administrator listed below.

A complete application package includes submission of the online application form, two academic or professional references (via this online form) with letters of recommendation (AFTER you complete the Online Application) and official transcripts mailed directly to the Administrator (contact info. listed below) from the applicant’s university or college transcript office. Unofficial transcripts will not be reviewed.

Deadline to complete the Online Application is 11:59 pm on January 20, 2015. Deadline for recommendations and official transcripts to reach the Administrator is 11:59 pm on February 2, 2015