Month: December 2015

Oklahoma State University REU Site: Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior – Apply by March 4th!

http://psychology.okstate.edu/faculty/kennison/osunsfreu.htm

Overview

The goal of this program is to provide 10 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human or animal behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects.  Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research.  Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is NOT possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.

 

Program dates: May 28, 2016-July 23, 2016

Application deadline: March 4, 2016 by 5 p.m.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.  You must be an undergraduate through December 2016 (i.e., not receive your bachelor’s degree before December 2016).

Compensation

Each student will reside in a campus dormitory (at no cost to the student) and receive $500 per week to cover food and other living expenses.  Students will receive a $500 travel stipend to pay for their travel to and from campus and a $500 additional stipend, if students present research at an academic conference.

To Apply, please complete the online application.  Please note that in the online application, you will be asked to submit the following information.

1) the names and contact information for two professors who can serve as references for you; your references will be contacted ONLY if you are selected to receive an invitation to the program.

2) information about your past research experience (500 words or less) and

3) a personal statement about why you are a good fit for the program (500 words or less)

4) three preferred mentors listed in ranked order; the mentor list is at the bottom of this page

To enter the online application [Click Here].

If you are considered as one of the top candidates for the program, you will be also asked to submit anunofficial transcript by email.

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2016 LSAMP Summer REU at Syracuse – Apply by Feb. 16th!

2016 Summer REU Program

LSAMP Summer REU Program

The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.

 

Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

 

What are the benefits?

  • $3400 research stipend
  • Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150*
  • Free double occupancy room on the SU campus
  • State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc.
  • Meals provided during group events

*For students living outside of the Syracuse area

 

Who is eligible?

  • Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or better
  • Have completed at least two semesters of college
  • Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program

Research Areas

Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following NSF-classified STEM disciplines: Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Life/Biological Sciences, Information Studies, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy.

(Application in DOC form) LSAMP Summer Research Application

(Application in PDF form) LSAMP Summer Research Application

Application Deadline: February 16th, 2016

MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO: 

Karyn Dyer 

SU-LSAMP Research Program 

Bowne Hall, Suite 203 Syracuse, NY 13244 

E-mail lsamp@syr.edu or call 315-443-3001 for more information 

WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program (Undergrads & Grads) – Apply by Feb. 5th!

ANNOUNCING:  Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs:
Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York| Application Deadline:February 5, 2016

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All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

Fellowship eligibility:

?  current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;

?  should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;

?  have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;

?  eligible to receive federal financial aid and complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.academies.buffalo.edu/wnyprosperity/index.php

U of Michigan Summer Undergrad Research Program

Summer Undergraduate Research

http://sure.engin.umich.edu/

The College of Engineering and the University of Michigan offer two programs SURE and SROP to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to participate in summer research.  Please find information below about these two exciting programs.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering – SURE (for UM undergraduate students)
SURE offers summer research internships to outstanding undergraduate students who have entered or completed their junior year (preference will be given to those who have completed three years of study) by the time of their internship.  Participants have the opportunity to conduct 10-12 weeks of full-time summer research with some of the country’s leading faculty in a wide range of engineering disciplines. The program provides opportunities for students to assess their interests and potential in pursuing research at the Masters or Ph.D. level in graduate school.  All participants must apply online through the SURE website.  Accepted applicants from the University of Michigan receive guidance by a faculty advisor in a College of Engineering research facility, a stipend of $4,200, attend regular meetings and seminars and produce a short YouTube video of their summer research project and/or experience.

Summer Research Opportunity Program – SROP (for non-UM undergraduate students)
SROP offers summer research internships to outstanding undergraduate students who have entered or completed their junior year (preference will be given to those who have completed three years of study) by the time of their internship.  Participants have the opportunity to conduct 7-8 weeks of full-time summer research with some of the country’s leading faculty in a wide range of engineering disciplines. The program provides opportunities for students to assess their interests and potential in pursuing research at the Ph.D. level in graduate school.  All participants must apply online through the SURE website.  Accepted applicants receive guidance by a faculty advisor in a College of Engineering research facility, a stipend of $4,000, room and some board, travel allowance, GRE Test Prep, weekly seminars and workshops, produce a short YouTube video of their summer research project and/or experience and potential attendance at a Big Ten CIC Research Symposium.

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program – Apply by Dec. 16th

Now accepting applications for Summer 2016. Application deadline is December 16, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time zone.

Program Overview

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. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers this program through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ORISE is managed by ORAU for DOE. ORISE will be responsible for the application and review process, notification and implementation of the program.

DHS reserves the right to make no awards or to cancel this program. DHS assumes no liability for canceling the HS-STEM Summer Internship Program or for anyone’s failure to receive actual notification of cancellation.

Eligibility

Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered:

  • United States (U.S.) citizenship as of the application deadline. (Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted; see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.)
  • At least 18 years of age by May 2, 2016
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Spring/Summer 2015. GPA will be verified at the time appointment is accepted. (See Frequently Asked Questions for more information about documentation required for GPA verification.)
  • Majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field with interest in homeland security research as described in the DHS Research Areas. Graduate students pursuing DVM, MD, JD degrees are ineligible.
  • Pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Full-time enrollment as a sophomore or junior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university during Fall of 2015 and planning to be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a 4-year U.S. accredited college or university for Fall 2016.
    • Full-time enrollment as a senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university during Fall of 2015 and planning to be enrolled as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university for Fall 2016.
    • Full-time enrollment as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during Fall of 2015 and planning to be enrolled as a graduate student for Fall 2016.

Additional Information:

  • Candidates selected for an internship appointment will be required to provide proof of enrollment during Spring 2016.
  • For students enrolled at a 2-year institution during Fall of 2015: Internship assignment is contingent on the student providing proof of application to a 4-year institution by March 1, 2016.
  • For seniors planning to graduate by May 2016: Internship assignment is contingent on the student providing proof of application to an accredited graduate institution by March 1, 2016.
  • Graduate students graduating prior to the expected internship start date are not eligible to participate.
  • Previous participants may apply for a second summer if they meet the conditions listed above.