Month: October 2015

Ford Foundation Fellowships

The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Available to all citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Predoctoral – Deadline: November 20, 2015

This year the program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Dissertation – Deadline: November 13, 2015

This year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Postdoctoral – Deadline: November 13, 2015

This year the program will award approximately 20 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.


ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship – Apply by Feb. 1st!


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Deadline: February 1, 2016

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ASM-URF Testimonials

The Program

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at ASM Microbe the following year.

Students will:

  • Conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer of 2016
  • Work with faculty mentors who are ASM members and who are employed at the students home institutions, and
  • Submit a research abstract for presentation at the 2017 Microbe Meeting. (Should the opportunity to present research at the Microbe Meeting conflict with graduation, then applicants should contact ASM).
Applicants who do not meet all eligibility requirements will not be considered.
Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must:
  • Be an ASM member,
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident,
  • Be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the 2016-2017 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution,
  • Be involved in a research project,
  • Have an ASM member at their home institutions willing to serve as a mentor, and
  • Not receive financial support for research (i.e., Council for Undergraduate Research, Minority Access to Research Careers, Sigma Xi) during the fellowship.

Eligible faculty mentors must:

  • Have an appointment at the same institution as the student applicant
  • Be ASM members, and
  • Have an ongoing research project.
Funding for the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is provided by the American Society for Microbiology.
The Fellowship provides:
  • Up to $4000 for student stipend, and
  • Up to $1000 in travel support for students to present the results of the research project at the 2017 Microbe Meeting. Travel funds are contingent upon acceptance of an abstract for ASM Microbe.

Criteria for Selection
Student applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • Academic achievement,
  • Relevant career objectives,
  • Potential contribution to overall project outcome,
  • Personal motivation to participate in the program, and
  • Achievement in previous research experiences.

Faculty mentor applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • Commitment to undergraduate education and research,
  • Quality, significance, and potential impact of the research project,
  • Appropriateness of the project for undergraduate student research,
  • Availability of appropriate facilities to support the proposed research project, and
  • Endorsement of the project by Department Chair or Dean.

*Note to Faculty Mentors The number of qualified applicants for the URF Program has increased steadily since the Fellowship was established in 1993. Also, to ensure that URF stipends are competitive with the national stipend level, stipend level has been increased to $4,000. However, the amount of monies available from the ASM Fellowship Fund has decreased recently due to recent market trends. As a result, ASM solicits institutional support (e.g. for student stipend) in order to maintain the current level of funding. Please indicate on your application if your institution will be willing to provide full support for the student stipend. If your application is funded, ASM will provide one-year student membership and funding for the student to attend the ASM Microbe and present research results the following year.

Preference is given to projects that:

  • Demonstrate the mentor’s and the institution’s financial commitment to the project, and
  • Have a significant impact on the faculty mentor’s ongoing research effort.

Review of Proposals
To provide equal opportunity for students from all types of undergraduate institutions, proposals are grouped for review according to the Carnegie Classification of the applicant’s institution. Awards are apportioned to each group based on the number of applicants received.

February 1st

Please click here to complete the application.
The program requires a joint application from both the student and a faculty mentor. The faculty mentor must be an ASM member and willing to serve as the applicant’s mentor for the duration of the research experience. It is student’s responsibility to submit a completed application by February 1, 2016.

For more information, contact:
ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Education Board
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street
NW Washington, DC 20036


Apply to INROADS today for internships with top companies! Deadline Oct. 29


Apply for INROADS summer internships!

The deadline to apply is approaching FAST: Thursday, October 29th. INROADS (website<>) is an awesome opportunity to conduct summer internships with top national companies with average summer salaries between $6,000 – 10,000.

To apply: you’ll need to (1) fill out their online application<>, (2) submit a resume , and (3) submit your transcript.

Once completed, the INROADS staff will send you an email that you have been selected to continue to the next round which is the Live Interview. INROADS personnel will be on campus Thursday, November 5th  from 3:30-5:00pm in 12 Capen Hall to give a general informational session. On Friday, November 6th from 10:00-3:30pm live interviews will take place, which are by invitation only.

Please see the flyer below or attached for more information.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Apply by Dec. 21st!

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

For 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in the STEM fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. This program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) and provided insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.

The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals.   Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.  During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the program, Fellows attend a “Technical Forum” where they will present their research findings and tour a nearby technical site (location of the technical forum changes every year).

Before starting the application, please read through this information to ensure you are eligible for the program and are aware of all the required information needed to be considered.


  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level. Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application.
  • Available to participate in the full 10-week program

Important Dates

Below are the important dates for the 2016 program.

  • Application Deadline: December 21, 2015 (Applications must by SUBMTTED by the application deadline).  Letters of Reference only will be accepted until January 4, 2016
  • Candidates Notified of Selection: April 15, 2016
  • Program Dates: June 6 to August 12, 2016
  • Kickoff Meeting/Orientation: June 13, 2016 in Washington, DC
  • Technical Forum: August 7-12, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA

How to Apply

The MLEF application process is a two-part process.

  1. The online application: Go to to start the application process.  You will need to upload your unofficial transcripts, upload a resume, and provide contact for two individuals who can provide you with a reference.  Documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Your online application must be submitted by the application deadline listed above.  Once you submit your online application, you can no longer make changes to the information provided.
  2. References:  You will need to have two individuals submit references for you.  Please note that your reference will not be e-mailed with instructions until you submit your online application. Refer to the section below for more details.


Once you submit your application, the references you listed will receive an auto-generated e-mail from the Zintellect system with instructions on how to submit a reference on your behalf.  It is your responsibility to communicate with your references to determine if they received instructions on how to submit a recommendation.  Two references must be received by Monday, January 4th.  Please note that your application must be submitted by the application deadline of December 21st.  The later date only applies to your references.

Technical Assistance

If you or your references experience any technical difficulties with the online system, please contact Barbara Dunkin, Program Specialist, at


The MLEF program provides stipends to Fellows based on the following scale:

  • Current undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600
  • Current Master’s students receive a weekly stipend of $750
  • Current Ph.D students receive a weekly stipend of $850

Some participants may be authorized to receive an additional allowance to offset the cost of housing and travel expenses.  This allowance may not cover the full cost of housing or travel to the program site.


Selections are based on a student’s qualifications and the needs of the host site. Proximity to the host is not factored during the selection process. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Orientation/Technical Forum

Fellows will be required to attend all orientation activities, which may include travel to a meeting location other than their appointment site. At the conclusion of the program, Fellows are required to attend a week-long Technical Forum where they will present their research findings and participate in all other scheduled Forum activities (the location of the Technical Forum changes every year). Travel costs for required events will be covered by the program.


Harvard Summer Clinical & Translational Research Program – Apply by Dec. 18th!

Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)


The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research.

In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.


Eligible participants are undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, particularly those attending Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) NIH-funded institutions, historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and/or Tribal Colleges with baccalaureate degree programs, and/or alumni of the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program and/or the Biomedical Science Careers Program. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.

The deadline for application material delivery to CTSC office is December 18, 2015.

Program Details and How to Apply

The 2016 Harvard Catalyst SCTRP application process is now open.

Email us to request an application.

Download program brochure

SMART Scholarship for Service Program – Apply by Dec. 1st

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. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply: Deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research  (technical tracks only)
  • Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering  (technical tracks only)
  • Information Sciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences

Eligibility Requirements

All Awardees Must Be;

  • a U.S. citizen at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2016,
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of award and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.

In Addition;

*Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.

**Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2016 term.

*Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate’s Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.

**Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.

ORISE Fellowships – Apply by Dec. 18th!

Current CDC Research Opportunities

CDC Researcher

Photo by Greg Knobloch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC accept applications from students, recent graduates, and faculty researchers year round.

Each opportunity listed below contains instructions concerning the process for submitting an application and other supporting documents.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships The online application will close on December 18, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. EST.

As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2015, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen following disciplines:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biosciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

Presidential Management Fellows Program – Apply by Oct. 13th

Presidential Management Fellows Program

SALARY RANGE: $52,668.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, September 28, 2015 to Tuesday, October 13, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-09/12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Presidential Management Fellows
DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
WHO MAY APPLY: All Qualified Candidates

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks eligible individuals for selection as Finalists to obtain appointments as Fellows in the Federal Government. Presidential Management Fellows are assigned to work in a broad range of areas including public policy and administration, domestic and international issues, information technology, acquisition, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs. This year, the PMF Program continues the STEM track pilot for those applicants having specific advanced degrees in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). After the application closes, Semi-Finalists will be determined and invited to participate in an in-person assessment, which will be factored into selecting Finalists. Complete information about the PMF Program, PMF STEM track, eligibility, and how to apply can be found under the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at;;.

Application Process

Applying is only the first step

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The PMF Program accepts applications annually. When the application window opens, you will find an announcement on USAJOBS (search for “Presidential Management Fellows” We strongly encourage you to review the entire Become A PMFsection of this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions.

Applying to the Program is only the first step in becoming a PMF. During the application process, you must take an on-line assessment, submit a resume and transcript, and complete the on-line essays. Applicants will be further evaluated for selection as Semi-Finalists and invited to participate in the in-person assessment. Top performing Semi-Finalists will be named as Finalists. Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a participating agency.

For information on the PMF STEM Track pilot, go to the PMF STEM section.

For more information, please review the Application Tips.

For technical difficulty during the application process, please select the “Help” link in the upper right-hand corner (on the blue menu bar). You will be redirected to theApplication Help webpage.

System and Browser Requirements


The browser requirements for the systems used during the application and on-line assessment process appear below. Please use the recommended browsers and settings. To prevent inconsistencies and any technical problems, applicants should refrain from using other browsers not supported.

The application system is optimized for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, and Firefox 4+. Functionality may not appear as designed for later versions of Internet Explorer. These are the same requirements for when Semi-Finalists use Event Scheduler to schedule their in-person assessment.

It is recommended that you clear your cache by deleting your browser history under your Tools/Internet Options menu before creating a user account and applying to the program.

Note to Apple users: The Safari browser is not fully compatible with the application. The same applies for many smart phone and tablet applications.


Make sure that you have the latest version of  Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer and avoid using devices that are not compatible with Flash.

The system requirements needed for the on-line assessment can be found in the Assessment Preparation Guide.

Document File Types

Applies to documents (resume, transcript, and supporting files) submitted during the application process:

  • File format must be in gif image (.gif), jpeg image (.jpg), png image (.png), rich text format (.rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Adobe pdf (.pdf), or Word Perfect (.wpd)
  • File size must not exceed 3MB (megabytes) per file
  • Upload each document in the respective section
  • File must not include macros or scripts of any kind

Contact Information

During the application period, email is the best way to communicate with the PMF Program Office. Therefore, please provide a current email address in your application that you can access throughout the application, assessment and selection processes. Please consider using a third-party email provider instead of your school or work email address.

When creating a User Account to apply to the PMF Program, please ensure the email address you provide is current and accessible throughout the application, assessment, and selection process. If you have previously applied to the PMF Program, do NOT create an additional account. The system only allows a single account to be associated to a Social Security Number and email address; you should use your previous account. Follow the instructions on the login screen if you have forgotten your password.

During the application process, you will be prompted to enter Personal Information (e.g., contact information). Please avoid using dashes, commas, and apostrophes in the name fields.

Also, add the following email addresses to your allowed email list and/or email address book:

Visit the next section to view information on Application Tips.

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Paid Internships

NASA KSC Pathways Positions - Spring 2016 (1)

We are very excited to announce that NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida will be accepting applications for our Pathways Internship Program (similar to the previous NASA co-op program) starting on Monday, October 5, 2015. There will be 40-50 positions available through fifteen (15) announcements on<>.  The positions are in a wide range of areas such as Communications/Broadcasting, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Business, Accounting, & Finance. The application deadline is11:59pm Eastern on Friday, October 9, 2015. These positions are planned to start on January 25, 2016. For more information about the KSC Pathways Program please feel free to visit our website at
Do you know of a student that is thinking about the future and wants to take the next step toward their career? At KSC, we launch careers! The student could become a part of the NASA team and develop job skills that could take him/her farther than they ever imagined. Share our Pathways Internship opportunities with any students that you believe would be interested in an opportunity to work for our nation’s space agency by forwarding the attached flyer. Your students can begin building a bright future for themselves at NASA, which has been recognized as the Best Place to Work in the Federal Government for the past 3 years. The opportunities are truly “out of this world!”
Please note that students cannot apply directly to this email, and should not send their resume to this email address – they must apply for the positions via

Echoing Green Fellowship Program

Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $4.6 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change.

We believe investing in and supporting the right people relative to the right ideas and ability to execute, rather than specific business plans, results in a lifetime of leadership. Echoing Green has invested over $40 million in seed-stage funding and strategic assistance in nearly 700 world-class leaders driving positive social change around the globe. Echoing Green Fellows include the founders of Teach For America, City Year, College Summit, Citizen Schools, One Acre Fund, and SKS Microfinance.


The Global Fellowship is our twenty-seven-year-old program for smart leaders who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities. Any emerging social entrepreneur from any part of the world working to disrupt the status quo may apply.

The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship is the first fellowship in the world for social entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. The Fellowship was founded and is supported in partnership with the Open Society Foundations since 2012.

BMA Fellows generate new ideas and best practices in the areas of education, family, and work, such as initiatives related to fatherhood, mentoring, college preparatory programs, community-building, career and economic opportunities, communications, and philanthropic leadership.

The Climate Fellowship, built in partnership with The ZOOM Foundation, is specifically targeted for next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

The threat of global climate change is one of the greatest humanitarian and economic challenges of our time. Our interest is in considering the full spectrum of responses to the climate crisis – from innovative technology in Silicon Valley to community organizing in the developing world.

Program Components

During their first two years, Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and will access the powerful network of Echoing Green Fellows, partners, and friends. Echoing Green’s 2015 Barclays Brain Trust Series, sponsored in part by Barclays, is a program of roundtable and mentorship opportunities for Fellows with leading professionals working in marketing, fundraising, business development, and technology. We continue to support our Fellow community long after their initial funding period with ongoing programs and opportunities at critical inflection points in their organizations or careers.

The Fellowships are awarded annually to individuals or partners who receive:

  • A stipend of $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for two-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
  • A health insurance stipend
  • A yearly professional development stipend
  • Leadership development and networking gatherings
  • Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow their organization and a dedicated Echoing Green portfolio manager
  • A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs, public service leaders, and industry leaders including the Echoing Green network of more than 600 Fellows working in over sixty countries all over the world.

To Apply

The 2016 Echoing Green Fellowship Application will open this fall. To receive information about the application, please sign up below. For additional info, including key dates, selection criteria, and eligibility, visit our APPLY PAGE.

2015-16 Fellowship application timeline
·         Application Opens: October 5, 2015
·         Application Closes: November 17, 2015
·         Finalist Interviews in New York: May 2016
·         2016 Fellowship Class Announced: June 2016