NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  December 8, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Eligibility:

Only individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of U.S. territories, and are applying to or have been accepted to a U.S. accredited graduate institution to pursue a master’s or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas) are eligible for an award under this scholarship program. In addition, to be eligible to apply, applicants must have a cumulative 3.30 grade point average. Scholars must maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.30 for every term and for the duration of their award. If applicant does not maintain this grade point average, he/she will be placed on probation after the first term. If the grade point average is not brought up for that year, the recipient’s scholarship will be terminated. In addition, satisfactory progress must be made toward the completion of a thesis or dissertation. If it is determined that the scholar will not complete his/her thesis or dissertation prior to the end of the award, funding may be withdrawn.

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

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Link Foundation Energy Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships for students working toward a Ph.D. degree. The award consists of a two-year fellowship of $28,500 per year for two years (total of $57,000) to be used for the Fellow’s academic year and summer stipend. Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined thesis direction but who still have enough time remaining working toward their Ph.D. that receipt of a Link Foundation Fellowship could make a difference.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be working toward a Ph.D. in an academic institution or have been accepted in a Ph.D. program.
  • No limitations have been placed on citizenship.
  • Fellowships are only tenable at U.S. and Canadian Universities.

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

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Application Deadline:  November 16, 2017

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Awardees are eligible to receive a monthly stipend in the amount of up to $3,000 for general living expenses while at the host DOE laboratory/facility during the award period.  Awardees are also eligible to be reimbursed for their in-bound and out-bound travel expenses to the host DOE laboratory/facility if the host DOE national laboratory/facility is greater than 50 miles from their university/resident location.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens at the time of application and be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Qualified Graduate Program with the Ph.D. as their degree objective. At the time of application, applicants must have obtained the Ph.D. candidacy at their home institution, and must have established a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or select areas of environmental sciences at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that their graduate thesis research is in an area of fundamental research aligned with the aligned with the DOE Office of Science Priority Research Areas identified for the 2017 SCGSR Solicitation 2.
  • The applicant and their primary graduate thesis advisor are responsible for identifying a collaborating research scientist at a DOE laboratory and jointly developing the research proposal as part of the SCGSR application process.

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

 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Winter/Spring Projects

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

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.

National Geographic Early Career Grant

Application Deadline:  October 25, 2017

The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.

National Geographic welcomes applications from around the world, and specifically encourages applicants from outside the United States to apply. Applicants planning to work outside of their home country should include at least one local collaborator on their team. The Committee will not usually consider applications that support strictly laboratory or collections work. Grants are awarded on the basis of merit and exist independent of the Society’s other divisions.

Early Career Grant applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of application submission. Applicants must not yet hold a Ph.D., an equivalent degree, or equivalent work experience to qualify for an Early Career Grant.

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

 

University of Michigan Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  October 2, 2017

The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) invites applications for the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The College seeks extraordinarily promising scholars whose research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will participate in the LSA Teaching Academy during their first year, and teach one course per year in the host department. The remainder of the fellows’ time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each fellow will receive career advising from a mentor during their fellowship.

Eligibility

Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2018, and no earlier than January 1, 2015, are eligible to apply. Candidates whose work is represented within the specified list of departments here are invited to apply.

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

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Fall Projects

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

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.

Fall 2017 College of the Environment Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” during Fall Quarter 2017 (9/16/2017-12/15/2017). This is an introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

The TA will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading homework and exams and leading three discussion sections. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructor, which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students.

Candidates with environmental science backgrounds are preferred, but candidates from any discipline may apply.

Requirements:

  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student
  • Eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Strong background in fundamentals of environmental science
  • Background or interest in food systems, agriculture and food production, or other topics related to food and the environment
  • Previous teaching (TA) experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants should submit:

  1. Current CV/resume
  2. Two references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities
  3. Cover Letter, no more than 2 pages worth of text, stating what strengths you would bring to serving as a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary, introductory environmental science course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in the position and course description.

Send application materials to: Joseph Kobayashi (College of the Environment) at: jkob@uw.edu

Application Timeline: Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For priority consideration, apply by April 21, 2017.

 

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field. The Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field (although applications are not restricted to graduate students in environmental studies).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here. To read about a UW graduate student who received this award in 2016, click here.

ACSUS-Enders Graduate Fellowship in Canada-US Relations

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) offers a $3,500 graduate fellowship to encourage in-depth inclusion of Canadian content in comparative research or projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations or Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues. The fellowship is intended to enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university, research site or business conducting research related to their thesis, dissertation or graduate work in the field of Canadian Studies.

Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include trade and economics, defense and security cooperation, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment and natural resource management, and agriculture. Other potential topics include comparative urban planning, health care delivery, multicultural educational policies, and environmental law.

Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at an institution in the United States.

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