Graduate School Opportunities

Bridge to the Math Doctorate at UT Arlington

The NSF Bridge-to-Math-Doctorate program in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, allows qualified undergraduate seniors to spend 12 months at UT Arlington while being a full-time student at their own home institution and provides a stipend of $10,000 for the year. The participating seniors are mentored and involved in coursework during the two academic semesters and research in the summer with the goal of preparation for doctoral studies.

The NSF Bridge program also allows qualified beginning graduate students to participate in a two-semester academic program with a minimum stipend of $16,500 and tuition support, with the possibility of summer participation with additional financial support.

The goal of the NSF Bridge program is to prepare the participants for doctoral programs in the mathematical sciences through preparatory coursework and mentoring. The participants are mentored to apply to doctoral institutions in the mathematical sciences to start a Ph.D. program after their involvement in the NSF Bridge program.

Students from underrepresented minority groups and from the Gulf State Math Alliance institutions are especially encouraged to apply. In order to qualify for admission to the program, a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • commit to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical sciences
  • be a senior math major or a beginning graduate student
  • be enrolled full-time during the program’s two academic semesters
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

For inquiries or further information about our NSF Bridge program you may contact Dr. Tuncay Aktosun (e-mail: or Prof. Jianzhong Su (

Our NSF Bridge program is managed by a team consisting of Profs. Jianzhong Su, Theresa Jorgensen, David Jorgensen, Ren-Cang Li, and Tuncay Aktosun.


Master of Arts in Teaching at American Museum of Natural History

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at the American Museum of Natural History is a full-time, 15-month fellowship Master’s program that takes place at the museum and in urban partner schools. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experience who want to change lives by becoming middle- and high-school Earth science teachers. All degree candidates will receive free tuition and books and a $30,000 living stipend. In return, candidates commit to teaching in a high-need New York State school for four years.

Information on eligibility requirements, application deadlines, courses, and more can be found on our website:

It’s a fantastic program – our first graduating class is teaching Earth science in schools across New York City and beyond. We’re looking for a diverse student body that can inspire kids from all walks of life. Can you reach out to your constituents and make them aware of our program? Or is there a listserv or newsletter where this might be a better fit?

Open Houses and Office Hours

Open Houses are held at the Museum. Information about specific room locations will be added soon. RSVPs are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! To RSVP, please fill out our Google form.

Sunday, September 18, 2 – 4pm

Saturday, November 19, 2 – 4pm

Sunday, January 8, 2 – 4pm

If you are not able to make it to NYC for an Open House, or if you would like to speak one-on-one with a member of our faculty to discuss the program or review your eligibility—either in person or by phone—please contact us at 212-313-7464, or click here to: Request an appointment

Scholars Visitation Program at NC State University – Due Nov. 30th!

The Graduate School at NC State University will host a Scholars Visitation Program, February 26-28, 2017. These programs are provided at no cost to students who are accepted into the visitation program. Completed applications <> can be emailed directly to the Program Director, Brett A. Locklear<>. Additional information can be found on the NC State Scholars Visitation Program website<>.

*** The NC State Scholars Visitation Program is February 26-28, 2017.

The application deadline is November 30, 2016, at 12 noon.
Decisions will be emailed on December 16, 2016.

GRAD Lab at Binghamton, October 14-15

Registration is open for the Upstate NY Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees Laboratory (GRAD Lab) in collaboration with The National GEM Consortium (GEM), Friday, October 14–Saturday, October 15, 2016. 

Highlights of the symposium include:

  • Donald Asher personal statement writing workshop
  • Student poster presentations
  • The National GEM Consortium programming:
    • Why Graduate School
    • Applying to Graduate School
    • Funding Graduate School
    • Voices from the Field 
  • Graduate school fair with co-sponsoring schools: Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, University of Rochester
  • GRE Fee Reduction waivers based on eligibility and availability

The GRAD Lab is FREE and hotel rates start at $84.95/night. College juniors and seniors and professionals interested in graduate school and master’s students seeking PhDs are welcome.

For more information and to register visit:

Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM – Apply by Aug. 19th!

AISES is now accepting applications for the 3rd LTP cohort!
All applications and supporting documents must be received by August 19, 2016.


AISES was awarded a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the “Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM” program.  The program’s goal is to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiians in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty positions at universities and tribal colleges across the country.  The program aims to create an intergenerational community of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior and senior faculty members.  This full circle of support will help guide students to successful degree completion and advancement to the next stage on the academic career path.  In addition to full circle mentorship, the program strives to provide students with valuable academic and professional support, travel funding, and educational, research, fellowship, and internship opportunities.


  • Full time college undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoctoral scholar in a field within Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Geosciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, or Engineering at an accredited four-year college/university or two-year college.  Must be enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.
  • Interest in becoming a faculty member at a college, university, or tribal college.
  • Have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA), with consideration being given to applicants reflecting somewhat lower GPAs but with high potential to raise the GPA above 3.0.
  • Current member of AISES.

Selection of students will seek balance with respect to a diversity of tribes, geographic areas in the United States, STEM majors, and gender. While the focus is primarily on American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians, all AISES members are eligible. The selection process will attempt to ensure that a diversity of STEM disciplines is reflected.

Scholars in the program will receive an annual participation stipend of $2,250 for two years, and two years of travel funding to attend the AISES National Conference and AISES Leadership Summit or discipline-specific professional conference.  Scholars will be matched with an AISES selected faculty mentor to interact with at least monthly.  Scholars are required to participate in skill-building, professional-development in-person programming and webinars.  Finally, scholars will have the opportunity to engage in an active community of Native STEM researchers.


  • You must be either an undergraduate student, graduate student, or post-doctoral fellow to apply.
  • Complete the “Lighting the Pathway” application online:
  • Submit the following supporting documents to sends e-mail):
    • Unofficial transcript(s)
    • CV/Resume
    • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Application and supporting documents are due August 19, 2016 by 5:00pm (applicant’s time zone)

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Coulon at sends e-mail).


University of Delaware Bridge to the Doctorate

The University of Delaware, as a representative of the Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Philadelphia AMP),  is seeking applicants for its NSF LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (Cohort XIV) Program slated for launch in August 2016, contingent upon NSF funding. This fellowship is designed to establish a bridge to the terminal degree – the Ph.D. – by providing students with the financial support needed to successfully pursue graduate study, as well as with mentorship, guidance and a support network dedicated to the promotion of future leadership in the scientific enterprise.

Bridge to the Doctorate Program Benefits:

  • Tuition and fees paid and enrollment in a health insurance benefit program
  • Student stipends of $32,000 annually for two years
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support by staff dedicated to the promotion of future

leadership in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) enterprise

Eligibility Requirements

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 OR Institutional recommendation
  • Active participation in a national LSAMP Program as an undergraduate
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline from a LSAMP Institution
  • No prior graduate school matriculation
  • GRE test scores or intention of taking GRE in the first year of study
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3)
  • Admissible to a NSF-eligible graduate STEM discipline of study at the University of Delaware*

*Applying to the University of Delaware

  • Candidates may apply online at
  • The application fee is $75.00. Waivers will be granted by the central admissions office if the applicant is a Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) aspirant
  • You must indicate that you are applying for the program by checking the “Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) button” on the application (find the button under Additional Information in the sub-category Program Association)
  • Applicants should enter the Promo Code “BTD2016” as prompted on the application
  • Application must be submitted for fall 2016
  • Once all information required for submission is completed, applicants should contact Dr. Keeley Powell ( or 302-831-4377) for assistance with further submission and approval of the fee waiver

Applicants to the program are evaluated on their undergraduate record including professional performance and research experiences. The successful applicant will pursue a M.S or Ph.D. degree in a STEM discipline. Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2016.  Fellowships will be awarded on a rolling basis, contingent upon NSF funding.  

For more information, please see the documents attached, or contact the Bridge to the Doctorate Site Director, Michael L. Vaughan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UD Engineeringat (302)831-2403 or via email at

Neuroscience Scholars Program – Deadline May 25th

The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) is an extensive two-year training program open to underrepresented neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Fifteen candidates will be selected as NSP Fellows and gain additional benefits, including access to a mentoring team, complimentary access and travel to the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, and an annual travel award of $1,500 to support allowed professional development activities.

All eligible applicants will be invited to become NSP Associates gaining access to live events, webinars, a library of educational resources, and an online community for seeking career connections and scientific and professional development guidance.


  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program or postdoctoral fellowship
  • From a group recognized as underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences. These groups include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and individuals with disabilities, defined as physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Apply at and contact with any questions.

STEM Scholarships Available! University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Learning Center


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The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant of $630,410 to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center to increase access to online master’s degree programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines. The funding will provide scholarships for full-time students of up to $10,000.

The five-year project will provide multiple scholarships annually to full-time online students pursuing graduate education in STEM fields. The overall goal is to increase the number of students in STEM disciplines and the number of employees in STEM fields, especially among underrepresented populations. In addition to providing significant scholarship opportunities, the grant will also allow UW-Platteville to provide increased support services for online students including faculty advising and mentoring, peer mentoring, faculty/student research, and networking with STEM professionals. The impact of these activities on student retention will be reviewed under the terms of the grant funding.

Step 1: Review the Scholarship Criteria to determine eligibility.  Students must meet all criteria to be eligible.
Step 2: Request degree information to select your area of study. Apply and be accepted into your chosen program.
Step 3: Apply for scholarship, after notification of program acceptance. Priority application date is July 1, 2016.

UC Berkeley Engineering Preview Days – Apply by April 1st

Engineering Preview Days

Berkeley Engineering Preview Days is a program designed for rising seniors who are interested in applying to Ph.D. programs in engineering.

April 27-30, 2016

Over the course of three days, participants will:

  • Meet individually with faculty members
  • Attend workshops on the graduate admissions and funding process and learn how to put together a competitive application to UC Berkeley
  • Receive advice on maximizing upcoming summer research opportunities
  • Network with researchers from national laboratories and engineering research centers
  • Interact with current UC Berkeley graduate students
  • Tour the Berkeley campus
  • Airfare, accommodations and meals provided

Participants will receive ongoing advising from the Engineering Graduate Outreach office throughout the summer and admissions cycle.


  • Academic goal is a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline
  • Intend to apply for graduate school in Fall 2016
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Apply Online Today!
Application Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016, 5 p.m. PST.

Michigan Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program – Apply by Mar. 25th

Application Process

The 2016-17 application is now open and will close March 25, 2016.


All applications are carefully reviewed and evaluated by our Advisory Committee and we contact all of our applicants with a response in April.

Please ensure that you meet the following PREP Eligibility criteria before applying:

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for the Michigan Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program is stipulated by NIH grant requirements.

Applicants to PREP:

  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must have already graduated or be in the process of graduating with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science, from an accredited U.S. college or university, no more than 36 months prior to applying to PREP.
  • Must not be currently enrolled in a degree program.
  • Must belong to groups considered underrepresented in the biomedical sciences as defined by the NIH, including: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (socially, culturally, economically, or educationally). Applications are especially encouraged from students who are African American/Black; Hispanic/Latino American; Native American Indian/Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
  • Must plan to apply to a Ph.D. program in a biomedically relevant science after successful completion of PREP.

Application Details

The 2016-17 application will is now open.

Apply Now

Applicants must complete an online application which includes an essay portion, and provide electronic unoffical copies of college transcripts from all institutions attended, and three letters of recommendation. Once an applicant matriculates into our program we ask that offical transcripts conferring their degree prior to July 1, 2015 be mailed in to our office.