DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

Application Deadline:  May 16, 2017

The goal of the Department of Energy (DOE) 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 in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. Supplemental awards are intended to cover incremental costs associated with living and travel expenses during the award period. The SCGSR program does not provide additional support for supplies, materials, or travel while conducting the SCGSR research project at the host DOE laboratory during the award period.

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 DOE Office of Science Priority Research Areas identified for the 2017 SCGSR Solicitation 1.
  • 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.

Agency for Health Care Research & Quality Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2017

The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program provides dissertation grants for doctoral candidates. This program supports dissertation research that addresses AHRQ’s mission and priorities and welcomes any areas of health services research as dissertation project topics. The grants provide up to $40,000 in direct research costs. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award.
  • Be full-time academic students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. (The only exception allowable will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation.)
  • Not have more than part-time employment in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments (defined as greater than 20 hours per week).
  • Not be recipients of mentored career development awards.
  • Institution is any of the following: public or non-profit private institution (such as a university, college, faith-based or community-based organization), units of local or State government, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, and Indian/Native American Tribal Government or Designated Organizations.

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

Buildium Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

Buildium is proud to award one $2,500 scholarship each semester to a women who can tell us which female STEM leader most inspires them to pursue their dreams. Selection is based on submission of an essay (less than 1,000 words), explaining which female leader at a technology company inspires you, and why. She can be a CEO, a product developer, a creative director, an engineer, or anything in between. But she must be a leader in STEM.

Applicants must be a female enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States or Canada, studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and in good academic standing.

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

Agency for Health Care Research & Quality Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

The AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program provides dissertation grants for doctoral candidates. This program supports dissertation research that addresses AHRQ’s mission and priorities and welcomes any areas of health services research as dissertation project topics. The grants provide up to $40,000 in direct research costs. Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents by the time of the grant award.
  • Be full-time academic students in good standing, who are enrolled in an accredited research doctoral program in such fields as behavioral sciences, health services research, nursing, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, health informatics, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Have completed all non-dissertation requirements for their doctoral degree by the time of submission of the application, including completion of their qualifying exams. (The only exception allowable will be the completion of required clinical internships that follow completion of the dissertation.)
  • Not have more than part-time employment in addition to the requirements of their current, full-time academic student appointments (defined as greater than 20 hours per week).
  • Not be recipients of mentored career development awards.
  • Institution is any of the following: public or non-profit private institution (such as a university, college, faith-based or community-based organization), units of local or State government, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, and Indian/Native American Tribal Government or Designated Organizations.

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

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Math/Physics TA Position in the College of Engineering STARS Program

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

The College of Engineering office of Diversity and Access needs a teaching assistant to provide academic support for freshman and sophomore engineering students. The principal focus will be to support students participating in the Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) Program.  The position will provide support in freshman and sophomore mathematics and physics courses and assist students with building an understanding of the engineering disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities (varies by quarter):

  • Serve as a teaching assistant for STARS program courses in Mathematics and Physics as needed. This includes leading workshops, tutoring, and grading.
  • Serve as lead course teaching assistant for the STARS support workshops in Mathematics (through the Calculus series 120/124/125/126) as needed.
  • Serve as lead course teaching assistant for the STARS support workshops in Physics for Physics 121 & 122 as needed.
  • Collaborate one-on-one or in small groups with students in the Engineering Academic Center to provide academic and learning skills support.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and training events for the STARS program and for the Engineering Academic Center tutors/workshop facilitators.
  • Attend a 4-hour meeting sometime between mid-August to early September of 2017.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics.
  • Strong commitment to teaching required.  Teaching or tutoring experience desired.
  • Strong commitment to working with students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Salary:  This is a 50% FTE teaching assistant appointment and includes the standard tuition waiver and health benefits for TAs. The salary is commensurate with each appointee’s academic standing.

Applications: The position is open until filled.  We will be reviewing applications as they are received and setting up interviews with the aim of filling the position by the end of April 2017.  Please send an email with your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial copy of your transcripts (undergraduate and graduate work) to Christopher Crawford at chrisc56@uw.edu .

Notes:  Information on the STARS program is available at the following web site – http://www.engr.washington.edu/current/stars. This position is an Academic Student Employee position covered by the UW/UAW 4121 contract.  More information about the union can be found at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/index.html. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  January 18, 2017

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Computational science is interdisciplinary by nature, using algorithms, mathematics and computers to analyze and solve scientific and engineering problems. The DOE CSGF’s unusual program of study helps nurture this crosscutting foundation. The result: scientists who may reside in science, mathematics, engineering or computer science departments but share an interest in research using computing and mathematical methods.

Eligibility

The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. We encourage applications from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer. At the time of application, applicants must be undergraduate seniors, applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school, or first-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree)

During the fellowship period, fellows are required to be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university and conduct research in areas of interest to the DOE. The summer should be spent conducting full-time research related to the completion of one’s degree program, enrolled in classes or on a practicum assignment.

Benefits

  • A yearly stipend of $36,000
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period (at any accredited U.S. university)
  • A $5,000 academic allowance in the first fellowship year and a $1,000 allowance each renewed year (to be used for the purchase of a computer workstation or for research/professional development expenses)
  • Up to four years of total support, depending on renewal
  • A twelve-week practicum experience at one of 21 DOE national laboratories or sites, including access to DOE supercomputers
  • A rigorous program of study that ensures fellows have solid backgrounds in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics
  • An annual program review for fellows, alumni, university and DOE laboratory staff, held each summer in the Washington, D.C. area

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

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 10, 2017

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since it founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs:

  • Architecture
  • Computer/information sciences
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics/statistics

Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:

  • Master’s in business administration — applicants may apply for second year of study only
  • Law — applicants may apply for third year of study only
  • Doctorate in medicine — applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only

Applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have achieved high standards of academic excellence and show promise of distinction in their respective fields. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year, and should be pursuing a course of study in the United States over the full academic year. Priority is given to women who do not already hold a master’s or first professional degree.

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

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 9, 2016

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 180 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2017, 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. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance). NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation.

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

Eligibility

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. The term “nationals” refers to native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible.

NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering. Applicants must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor’s degrees by Fall 2017. NDSEG Fellows must be enrolled full-time and must be pursuing graduate study at a U.S. institution; the NDSEG Fellowship does not pay for tuition at any non-U.S. institution.  The applicant’s field of study must fall within one of the fifteen supported disciplines.

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

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering

Application Deadline:  December 9, 2016

The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool. NPSC’s member universities (including the University of Washington) do not require fellows to pay tuition.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is open to all American citizens, provides an annual $20,000 expense allowance, lasts for up to six years, covers full tuition and required fees, allows a research or teaching assistantship, includes one or two paid summer internships with a government agency, and provides a mentor. Initial support may be for two or three years, or for a full six years, depending on the employer-sponsor. If the initial support is for the shorter period, it may be extended up to six years at the discretion of the employer. Although the fields supported may vary  depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.

Eligibility:
NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible.

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

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories by offering undergraduate or graduate students in STEM disciplines a full scholarship and an employment opportunity upon degree completion.

Eligible disciplines

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering (technical tracks only), Information Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography, Operations Research (technical tracks only), Physics

Additional eligibility criteria

  • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2017
  • 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
  • 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 2017 term

Benefits

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 – $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Summer research internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

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