Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2018

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.

The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project.

While membership in Sigma Xi is not a requirement for applying for funding from the Grants-in-Aid of Research program, approximately 75% of funds are restricted for use by dues paying student members of Sigma Xi or students whose project advisor is a dues paying member of Sigma Xi. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

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Minority Access National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018 (for summer internship positions)

The Minority Access National Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. The program provides students with the opportunity to merge academic theory with practical application in the workplace. The program is not restricted to minority applicants, and all students are encouraged to apply.

Minority Access interns receive pre-employment training, counseling on career choices, financial management and professional development, and recognition for fulfilling the requirements of the program. Graduate student interns receive a stipend of $550 per week, as well as round-trip travel expenses and assistance locating housing.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be currently enrolled full-time in an academic program.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified PhD graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.

KCC Japan Education Exchange will award the graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of effectively supporting education and awareness about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study in Japan, discipline of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which includes (but is not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, business or science. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

American Psychological Foundation Rosen Fund Grants for Gifted Children Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Rosen Fund grants:

  • Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.
  • Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:

  • Research.
  • Pilot projects.
  • Research-based programs.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $50,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Psychological Foundation Placek Grants for LGBTQ+ Research

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research by graduate students or early career researchers that addresses the following topics:

  • Heterosexuals’ attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence.
  • Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people.
  • Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Tillman Military Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 450 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. 2018 Tillman Scholars can expect an average award of $10,000. But scholars receive much more than just funding. Our program unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Veteran and active-duty military service members
  • Honorably discharged of pre- and/or post-9/11 service from all branches of the U.S. Military, including the National Guard and Reserve
  • Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
  • Military veterans or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution of higher education:
    • Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree
    • Graduate or professional degree

Applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of service to others
  • Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
  • Academic and career ambitions
  • Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership and leadership potential
  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.  For application support and advising from the University of Washington, click here.

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2018

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 40 scholarships of $3,250 to ethnically diverse minority graduate students in 2018. Students must be attending accredited institutions in the U.S. and focusing on the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to New York or San Francisco where they will participate in career building activities, including a welcome dinner, career and professional development workshops, and a scholarship reception.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or be an AB-540 student/DACA recipient
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited institution within the U.S.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • Must pursue a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have a minimum of two academic semesters or one year left to complete his/her Master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in May 2018
  • If chosen, the applicant must attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Summer Projects

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Judith M. Runstad – Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 12, 2018

The Judith M. Runstad – Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable Scholarship is awarded to one woman each year who is aiming to advance their career in technology, innovation, business, engineering, health, and/or real estate. You must be entering into or currently enrolled in an eligible graduate-level or continuing education program at the University of Washington and show a commitment to the community. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $4,000-$6,500.

ELIGIBILE GRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • University of Washington – Seattle’s Department of Real Estate & Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies
  • University of Washington – Seattle’s Foster School of Business
  • University of Washington – Seattle’s College of Engineering
  • University of Washington – Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business
  • University of Washington – Tacoma’s KeyBank Professional Development Center
  • University of Washington – Bothell’s School of Business
  • Other graduate school and continuing education programs at the University of Washington’s Seattle, Tacoma or Bothell Campus (or future campuses) in the fields of Technology, Innovation, Business,  Engineering, Health and Real Estate

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2018

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association’s Graduate Scholarship Program is designed to help current and future JCC professionals deepen and enhance their professional knowledge in order to prepare or advance their career at a JCC. Graduate students pursuing their first degree in a subject area that would enrich the work of the JCC Movement are encouraged to apply! Graduate courses must be taken at an accredited university in North America.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.