AT&T Labs Fellowship
The AT&T Labs Fellowship is a national fellowship awarded to 5 students for graduate study. The award covers all educational expenses during the school year, including tuition, books, fees, and approved travel expenses, education expenses for summer study or university research, a stipend for living expenses (currently $2380 per month, paid for 10 months of the year, plus a $500 book allowance), support for attending approved scientific conferences, a mentor who is a staff member at AT&T Labs. The program emphasizes personal interaction with your mentor. For the typical recipient, this component of the program is often the most important one of all. Available to outstanding under-represented minority and women students who are U. S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and who are pursuing PhD studies in computer and communications-related fields. More information on http://www.research.att.com/evergreen/working_with_us/old-internships.html?fbid=T7Flkk6ECPWreen/working_with_us/internships.html
Deadline: January 31
There is also an internship opportunity. Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with technical staff members on research projects, presenting talks of their work at the end of summer. Applicants for summer internship may be members of an existing university collaboration or may apply as individuals. Candidates are typically graduate students but advanced undergraduates will also be considered in exceptional cases. More information at http://www.research.att.com/evergreen/working_with_us/old-internships.html?fbid=T7Flkk6ECPWreen/working_with_us/internships.html
Deadline: January 15
Nicole Scholtz, '08, was awarded this scholarship for graduate study.
Awards for Study in Scandinavia
Applications for Awards for Study in Scandinavia are available from The American-Scandinavian Foundation, 725 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10021, 212-897-9779, FAX 212-249-3444, and are due November 1st. Senior/US citizen. http://www.amscan.org
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is accepting applications for the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program, one that awards $7,500 to U.S. citizens who will be seniors or are recent graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2013. The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program takes college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, DC. There, they will be placed in congressional offices and learn about health policy issues, mainly the ones that affect racial and ethnic minority and under-served communities. The deadline to apply for this scholars program is December 2012 The $7,500 that the award winner receives includes $2,000 stipend upon successful completion of the program, expenses, and transportation. If you have any questions about the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program, contact the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation at (650) 854-9400.
For more information, visit http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/bjscholars/#
Carnegie Jr. Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program (http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows) offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. They are unable to consider anyone who has started graduate studies. The Endowment's nomination deadline is January 15 of each year. Colleges generally set an earlier application deadline. See the Career Services Office to learn more about the college application process.
Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment’s projects. You may learn more about the programs by visiting http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks those who wish to pursue a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Ten fellowships of up to $27,000 each are offered annually toward tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year's master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the recipient is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Senior/US Citizen/3.2+. http://www.rangelprogram.org/
Deadline: January 18, 2013 (receipt)
Campus Deadline: November 5, 2012
Christen Rhodes, '04, was Denison's first recipient of the Rangel Fellowship.
Clinton Global Initiatives University
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting for students, national youth organizations, and university officials to discuss solutions to pressing global issues. The second CGI U Meeting was held at The University of Texas at Austin from February 13-15, 2009. Nearly one thousand students came together to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Energy & Climate Change, Global Health, Peace & Human Rights, and Poverty Alleviation.
All students who wish to attend the CGI U Meeting must submit an application. Each application is thoroughly reviewed by the CGI U team. CGI U actively seeks a range of students who have a variety of experiences, interests, talents, and goals. Check back in the Fall of 2012 for information about applying to the 2013 CGI U Meeting.
Lingyi Sun, ’12, attended the 2009 CGI U in Austin Texas.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a scholarship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. It is designed to give participants understanding for everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany and the United States. In the US the program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961. In Germany the program is funded through the Administration of the Bundestag and administered in Germany by InWEnt: Capacity Building International.
The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. 75 Americans and 75 Germans participate in the program each year. For American participants, the 12-month program begins in late July, and consists of 2 months of intensive German language training in Germany, 4 months classroom instruction at a German University or College of Applied Sciences, and a 5-month internship in their career field.
Deadline: December 1, 2012
Campus Deadline: November 5, 2012
More information on http://www.cbyx.info/
Erik Walker, '08, spent 2008-2009 in Germany on a CBYX grant.
Critical Language Scholarships
The Department of State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs in the following languages at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners in Summer 2012.
Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.
Countries may include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, or others where the target languages are spoken.
Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be either currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate* or graduate level or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program no more than 2 years ago. Students in all disciplines including business, engineering, science, the social sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The U.S. Department of State and CAORC welcome all eligible applications and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or handicap condition.
Programs range from 7 weeks to 11 weeks, beginning in early to mid-June with a pre-departure orientation in Washington, DC. Students must attend the full program and participate in all program activities.
All program costs are covered for participants. This includes travel between the student’s home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country and all entrance fees for program activities. Note: U.S. passport fees will not be paid by the scholarship.
2013 applications will be available online in September. http://www.CLScholarship.org
Deadline: November 15, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 17, 2012
Evan Pugh, '12 received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic during the summer of 2009, and Chelsea McGill, '12, studied Bengali in Bangladesh during summer 2011 and summer 2012.
Davis Jackson Scholarship
The Davies Jackson Scholarship is a two-year scholarship open to graduating seniors with exceptional academic records and who are among the first in their families to graduate from college. The recipient will study at the world-class St. John's College in Cambridge, England. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates are awarded a Cantab degree (the equivalent of a masters degree in the U.S.). The recipients of this educational opportunity will emerge themselves in a rich and rewarding scholarly environment by reading one of the following subjects: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Modern and Medieval Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Social and Political Sciences.
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 17, 2012
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.
The program fosters a community of bright, energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who share a common desire to impact the nation while advancing their science. Fellowship students represent diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but the common thread is their use of mathematical and computing techniques for their research.
The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Senior undergraduate and first and second year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply for the program. Fellowship support is limited to four years and must be renewed each year.
DOE CSGF participants use math and computers to conduct doctoral research within a broad array of fields, including:
- Computer Sciences
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Space Sciences
Program benefits at a glance:
- $36,000 yearly stipend
- Payment of all tuition and fees
- Yearly conferences
- $5,000 academic allowance in the first fellowship year
- $1,000 academic allowance each renewed year
- 12-week research practicum
- Renewable up to four years
Deadline: January 2013
For more information regarding the fellowship and to access the online application, visit http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/
Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
The Dept. of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship includes 12 weeks of research experience at either Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab or Sandia National Laboratories. It is open to graduating seniors. Must be pursuing a Ph.D. in physics, nuclear science or properties of materials Under Extreme Conditions and Hydrodynamics. Renewable up to four years. $32,400 yearly stipend, etc. Apply online at http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Deadline: January 2013
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowships
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) program to provide support for outstanding students to pursue graduate degrees and research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science, and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.
Fellows will receive a $35,000 yearly stipend for living expenses, $10, 500 per year for tuition and fees and a $5,000 research stipend supplement for research materials and travel expenses. Fellows will be required to attend the annual DOE SCGF Research Conference to be held each summer at a DOE national laboratory. Travel expenses and accommodations to the Conference will be provided by the DOE SCGF program.
Deadline: January 2013
The DOE SCGF program is managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) and administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Environmental Law Institute Research Intern
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit research and education center in Washington, DC, seeks individuals to conduct research on natural resource protection and pollution prevention. Interns work directly with staff attorneys, scientists and economists on a variety of projects. Substantive areas of focus include: land use policy, public participation in environmental regulation, biodiversity, air quality, public health, hazardous waste and brownfields, wetlands and watershed policy, international environmental policy, environmental management systems, and environmental enforcement. Interns conduct library and internet research, attend and report on outside events, review and summarize scholarly material, assist with preparation for environmental training courses, conduct telephone interviews, and perform various administrative tasks. Positions are available throughout the academic year (minimum 15 hours/week) and during the summer (full-time). Candidates should possess superior research, writing and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field. A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory. Applicants must have completed freshman year of college. Compensation is not available, but a small transportation stipend is provided. More information on http://www2.eli.org/about/employment/researchintern.htm
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:
All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program information for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest, pre-doctoral, dissertation or postdoctoral.
Deadline: November 14, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 17, 2012
French Government Teaching Assistantships
Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer approximately 1,600 teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools and in the French teaching colleges ('IUFM') in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs (overseas departments).
Application information for 2013-14 will be available in October 2012.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Grants are available to do research/study, as well as to teach English in a foreign country. Please consult the website for more information.
Fulbright awards do not have a required GPA, although solid academic preparation is expected, and cover many possibilities for research and study outside of the United States.. Senior/US citizen. http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Deadline: October 17, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 5 ,2012
Recent Fulbright winners: 2012: Chelsea McGill (Bangladesh), Marissa Ortiz (Czech Republic), Laura Pippenger '06, alternate (Malaysia); 2011: Sean Beebe (France), Callan Hetterich (Colombia), Zachary Nixon (Germany), Peter Zambon (Germany), Jessica Trumbull, alternate (Germany and Austria); 2010: Courtney Cobb (Ireland), Nora Deeg (Spain), Leah Ewing (Austria), Betsy Fisher (Jordan), Jane-Coleman Harbison (Canada), Kim Lewis (Ecuador), Michael Shirar (Austria), Thomas Simeone (Austria), Teresa Young (Argentina); 2009: Elyse Akhbari (Malaysia), Megan Ansbro (Austria), Beza Ayalew (Canada), Liz Cummings (France), Sadie Orlowski (Germany); 2008: Christine Durkin (Germany), Rachel Grotheer (France), Stephen Julka (Germany), Alyssa Landry (France), Joseph Razo, alternate (Brazil), Karen Siklosi '06 (Ireland), Erik Walker (Austria); 2007: Stefanie Davis '01 (Austria), Kimberly Freeman (Germany), Anna Moffett '05 (Indonesia), Alison Nitszche, alternate (South Africa); Elizabeth Scharf (Austria), Ben Webster (Germany); 2006: Julianne McCall (Sweden), Mary Ann Miller Bates (Switzerland), Curtis Plowgian (France), Ross Rikkers (Austria); 2005: Jill Boo (Germany), Megan Carlson (Austria), Brendan Heater (France), Gratia Trahan (France); 2004: Anna Beck (Austria), William Evans (Austria), Jessica Kilgore (France); 2003: Joseph Halaas (France), Michelle Shipman (France), Stefanie Davis, alternate (Austria); 2002: Laura Moon (Germany), Matthew Ridout (Austria), Amanda Heintz, alternate (Macau/Hong Kong); 2001: Ben Chambers (Austria), Mary Ann T. Davis, alternate (Morocco), Shannon Kishel (Ecuador); 2000: Karen Sibley (Austria), Amy Weigel (Germany); 1999: Rebecca Hudson (Germany), Melissa Baum (Germany), Greg Milliken, alternate (Canada); 1998: Claudia Foster (Germany), Henry "Chip" Menninger (France); 1997: Kristy Edwards (France), Brian Stone '95 (United Kingdom); 1996: Chris Timura (United Kingdom), Derek Matson (France); 1995: Jon Gibson (France); 1994: Sheridan Johns (Germany), Beth Krieder (Germany), Chris Iven, alternate (Germany); 1993: Tanya Harman (Japan); 1992: Amanda Landon (Germany), Alex Merrow, alternate (Germany), Jason Miller, alternate (Germany)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is similar to the Rhodes and Marshall, except the age limit is 30 and it is used at Cambridge University in England only. Please check the web site for specifics about eligibility and the application process. Deadlines vary according to program. For more information, visit http://www.gatesscholar.org.
Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship provides for one year of study at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Scholarship covers tuition and room, plus a living stipend. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activity. There are no restrictions on academic field of study, but research on Irish academic institutions is necessary. Senior/US Citizen.
Deadline: October 2, 2012
Campus deadline: September 5, 2012
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Their 14 international offices provide information as well as financial support to over 50,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study. DAAD New York helps students, faculty and current DAAD fellows in the US and Canada.
Scholarships are available for both undergraduates and graduates (current seniors and older).
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.daad.org .
German Chancellor Scholarship
Since 1990, the AvH ,with funds made available by the German Federal Foreign Office, has awarded 10 German Chancellor Scholarships annually to prospective leaders from the U.S.A. (under 35 years of age) in the academic, economic and political fields, enabling them to carry out projects of their own choice in Germany. During one-year stays, scholars are also given the opportunity to gain an insight into the social, cultural, economic and political situation in Germany.
German Chancellor Scholars also take part in a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin in September, a fact-finding tour of Germany and a final meeting in Bonn.
In addition to the scholarship, the Foundation bears the costs for preparatory German language tuition and an intensive course of several weeks in Bonn.
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/home.html.
International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)
Would you like to work at the German Parliament?
The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag's independent selection panel.
- University degree
- Very good knowledge of German
- Under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship
- 450 euros per month
- Free accommodation
- Insurance and travel expenses
James Madison Fellowship
The James Madison Fellowship is for students planning to teach secondary school in the fields of American History, American Government, or Social Studies, and is geared for students undertaking graduate study of the American Constitution. It offers support for two years up to a maximum of $24,000, prorated over the period of study. Senior/US citizen/US national/upper one-third of class. www.jamesmadison.com
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Campus Deadline: January 15, 2013
JASSO Scholarship (Japan)
This scholarship is available for qualified international students accepted by Japanese universities or graduate schools under the student exchange agreement on a short-term basis from about three months to one year. http://www.jasso.go.jp/scholarship/short_term_e.html
The Marshall Scholarship has the same basic requirements as the Rhodes and can be used at any UK university, although those applying to Oxford and Cambridge are less likely to get in because of stiffer competition. Therefore you would need to do more extensive research on the programs available at the various British universities. The British Council's website, www.britishcouncil.org, has an entire section devoted to education, study in Great Britain, and the Marshall Scholarships. The Association of Commonwealth Universities website, www.acu.ac.uk, also enables students to search universities throughout the commonwealth. You can also access a national accreditation report to see which universities have the top-ranked departments in each field at http://www.hero.ac.uk/uk/niss/niss_colleges_and_universities4005.cfm.
The best source of information on the Marshall Scholarship is its official site (see below). Senior/US citizen. http://www.marshallscholarship.org
Deadline: October 1, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012.
Marshall Regional Finalists: Mary Ann Miller, '06, Tamara Carty, '03, Ed Knotek, '00.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program provides portable fellowships which allow the recipients to pursue their graduate studies at whichever U.S. institution they choose to attend. The DoD (Department of Defense) has awarded approximately 2,200 fellowships since the program's inception 17 years ago.
This program seeks to identify individuals whose scientific and engineering credentials will support study through doctoral degrees. The prevailing goal is to provide the United States with talented, doctorally trained American men and women who will lead state of the art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national defense requirements. The NDSEG Fellowship Program is highly competitive and confers high honors upon its recipients.
Application available September 1, 2012
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.asee.org/ndseg
National Science Foundation Fellowship
National Science Foundation three-year graduate research fellowships in science, mathematics, engineering and social sciences are awarded for study and research leading to master's or doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological,engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based PhD degrees in science education. The stipend is $30,000 for a twelve-month tenure and tuition waiver at US institutions. There is also a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance per year. Senior/US citizen/US national/Resident alien.
Deadlines vary by discipline. Refer to http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=NSF to find your deadline.
Recent students recognized by NSF: 2010: Meredith Atwood '09, Kristen French '09 (honorable mention); 2009: Sam Behrend (honorable mention), Erin Gorsich '08 (honorable mention), Laurel Symes '07 (honorable mention); 2008: Nicole Scholtz, Megan Warner, '07 (honorable mention), Amber Burgett, '06 (honorable mention), Alex Lechler, '06 (honorable mention); 2007: Lindsay Michael '05 (honorable mention), Laurel Symes '07 (honorable mention); 2006: Anna Beck, '04, Kim Murley; 2004: Robert Kirkton, '03, Michael Khoury, '03; 2003: Brant Eutzy, Christopher Anderson, '02, Michael Khoury (honorable mention); 2002: Christopher Anderson (honorable mention), Ave Hauck, '01 (honorable mention); 2001: Amy Landis (honorable mention), Kim Moore (honorable mention); 2000: Sarah Emery (honorable mention), Holly Menninger (honorable mention); 1999: Shanan Peters, '98; 1997: Chris Timura '96, Bryan Spiegelberg '96 (honorable mention), Jenn Rudgers '96 (honorable mention), Michael Hersman (honorable mention); 1996: Jenn Rudgers (honorable mention); 1995: Bill Correll (honorable mention); 1994: Chris Swanson, Jennie Everhart (honorable mention); 1992: Michelle Carter
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program
The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 230 college students (175 undergraduate students and 55 graduate students) each year. Participating students typically spend ten weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 12 DoN laboratories. To participate, a student must be enrolled at an eligible college/university (comprising approximately 160 institutions; eligibility is determined by the Office of Naval Research) and have completed at least their sophomore year before beginning the internship.
Deadline: January 2013
For additional information and application procedure, go to www.asee.org/nreip
NIH/Cambridge Health Sciences Scholarship
The National Institutes of Health-University of Cambridge Health Science Scholars Program is a special interdisciplinary program committed to scholarship in the training of exceptional students in various areas of basic biomedical research or clinical research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Being a collaborative program between the NIH laboratories and University of Cambridge, students carry out research at both institutions. Students will have the opportunity to be co-mentored by outstanding research investigators at NIH and at the University of Cambridge who work together on a collaborative project that can fall into any area of biomedical research. It is envisioned that students will spend roughly half of their time at Cambridge and half their time at NIH, though the specific division of time will be dictated by the research project. At present, there is no formal coursework required as part of the degree requirements from the University of Cambridge.
The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without formal courses other than one's taken for their own interest. Students will be selected for the program based on academic excellence, sophistication of their scientific background, and a commitment to research. Eligible students will have already completed basic course work in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Laboratory research experience is valued. Once admitted, if students are deficient in background in a fundamental science area, arrangements will be made to allow them to take coursework to ensure that they have sufficient science background to take advantage of the research training. Courses and tutorials taught at both institutions are available for needed science courses. The University of Cambridge is one of the world's most prestigious universities and has been home to the research activities of numerous Nobel laureates and other acclaimed scientists in many areas of biomedical research. While at the University of Cambridge students will stay in one of the Cambridge Colleges and be immersed in Cambridge student community life. While at NIH, graduate students are immersed in a rich scientific environment in which more than 1200 investigators and 3600 postdoctoral fellows do basic, clinical, and translational research in unparallelled facilities. The NIH is the world's premier biomedical research location. Students in the NIH-University of Cambridge program have a wide variety of fields for choice of a dissertation topic. Students awarded a National Institutes of Health-University of Cambridge Health Science Scholarship will receive support for a stipend, fees, and medical insurance during the course of their study. Up to six new students are brought into the program each year.
Deadline: January 2, 2013
Campus Deadline: November 5, 2012
NIH/Oxford BioMedical Research Scholarship
The National Institutes of Health-University of Oxford Scholars in Biomedical Sciences interdisciplinary program is specially devoted to the training of outstanding students in various areas of biomedical research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree awarded by the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Being a collaborative program between the NIH laboratories and University of Oxford, students are provided with the opportunity to work at both institutions. Student research projects will be co-mentored by a research investigator at NIH and a faculty member at University of Oxford who work together on a collaborative project in which students carry out research. It is envisioned that students will spend roughly half of their time at Oxford and half their time at NIH, though the specific division of time will be dictated by the nature of the research. At present, there is no formal coursework required as part of the degree requirements from the University of Oxford. The program is based on the British system in which students perform doctoral research without formal courses other than one's taken for their own interest. Students selected for the program have a sophisticated scientific background and have already completed basic course work in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Laboratory research experience is valued. Once admitted, if students are deficient in background in a fundamental science area, arrangements will be made to allow them to take coursework to ensure that they have sufficient science background to take advantage of the research training. Courses and tutorials taught at both institutions are available for needed science courses.
The University of Oxford is one of the world's most prestigious universities and the training institution of Rhodes Scholars. While at the University of Oxford students will stay in one of the Oxford Colleges and be immersed in Oxford student community life. While at NIH, graduate students are immersed in a rich scientific environment in which more than 1200 investigators and 3600 postdoctoral fellows do basic, clinical, and translational research in unparalleled facilities. The NIH is the world's premier biomedical research location. Students in the NIH-Oxford program have a wide variety of fields for choice of a dissertation topic.
Students in the National Institutes of Health-University of Oxford program receive support for a stipend, fees, and medical insurance during the course of their study. Up to six new students are brought into the program each year.
Deadline: January 2, 2013
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/prospectiveStudents/histScholarProg.asp
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Eligible seniors may apply for grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States; thirty are awarded each year. A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e. holds a Green Card (must have more than one year of IRS filings), or (2) has been naturalized as a US Citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
Deadline: November 9, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
Deadlines vary with the research program. Contact the cognizant program officer for the award or proposal that would be supplemented.
The Rhodes Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.7 and is interested in students who show outstanding intellectual promise, leadership abilities, and a clear sense of direction (another good reason to start the essay portions of the application early!). Rhodes recipients attend an Oxford college in England, but you need to research which college and program to pursue. Senior/US citizen. http://www.rhodesscholar.org
Deadline: October 3, 2012
Campus Deadline: September 5, 2012
Recent Rhodes State/Regional Finalists: Elaine Binkley, '07, Tamara Carty, '03, Ed Knotek, '00, Michael Plowgian, '99, Jeff Lawlis, '95, and Brian Stone, '95.
Roothbert Fund Scholarship Program
Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background (international students are eligible). It seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values and preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education. As a rule, The Roothbert Fund does not make Scholarship Grants EXCEPT to applicants whose current or permanent address is located in one of the following States and applicants planning to move to one of such States prior to March 1 of the year in which the application is made: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina..Grants are small (averaging $2,000-$3,000) and are meant to be supplementary.
Rotary International Scholarship
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program will end in 2013. Beginning in 2013-14, The Foundation will offer scholarship opportunities through district and global grants. This new grant structure gives Rotarians greater flexibility in sponsoring the next generation of leaders. Please consult the web site at http://www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/educationalprograms/ambassadorialscholarships/pages/ridefault.aspx or contact Perry Robinson (Admissions) at x6624 for additional information. Daniel Meyer, '94, was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar.
Scholarships for Graduate Study in Scotland
Applications for Scholarships for Graduate Study in Scotland are available from St. Andrew's Society of New York, 71 W. 23rd St., NY, NY 10010-4102, 212-807-1730. Senior with some Scottish descent. Only one applicant per institution. Please contact Dr. Krone or Dr. Pletcher before applying.
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship Program
Science, mathematics, and engineering (SME), are vital disciplines to our national defense. To increase the supply of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, the Department of Defense (DoD) established the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Education Program. The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in SME studies. The DoD will offer these scholarships and fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training and education in SME. The DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. It will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense in the areas specified.
The prevailing goal of the SMART program is to provide the United States with talented, trained American men and women who will lead state of the art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national defense requirements. The SMART Program is highly competitive and confers high honors upon its recipients. For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.asee.org/smart
Deadline: December 14, 2012
Campus Deadline: November 5, 2012
Student Conservation Association Environmental Internships
SCA offers internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US. If you are 18 or older and want to make a difference, serving with SCA offers many benefits to you and the world. Conversation Internships are 3-12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources.
More information: http://www.thesca.org/coservation_internships/
Teach English in Taiwan
International Avenue Consulting is proud to announce the Taiwan Ministry of Education public School English Teacher Program, recruiting foreign professionals for elementary, middle and high schools around the island. Applicants must hold a bachelors degree and be from a country recognized as "native English-speaking" (US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa).
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.iacc.com.tw/
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.
Next application deadline: March 2013
To apply for a ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship, you must:
- Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university/college
- Be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
- Provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group
The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,000) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers two thirds of the average student’s living costs. By accepting this scholarship, you agree to participate in a blog to share your experiences during your research stay in Switzerland. After your return to the U.S. you also agree to carry out at least one activity as student “ambassador” to promote Swiss research. Half of the scholarship will be paid at the beginning and half at the end of your research stay, after your final report has been received.
This program does not provide health, accident or liability insurance. Applicants must make sure that they have insurance coverage applicable for their stay in Switzerland.
While German, French or Italian language skills are not required for the research stay in Switzerland, knowledge of any of these languages would be helpful in daily life. The working language will generally be English.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The goal of The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility requirements: U S citizens with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (this must be maintained throughout participation in the program). At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only).
The 2012 Fellowships offer financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, mandatory fees and one round- trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds.
The application for 2013 will be available in September, 2012.
For more information, go to http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php
U.S. Department of Energy Summer Research
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, a major research center, is pleased to announce opportunities for college and university undergraduate students to participate in the Laboratory's ongoing research programs. In addition to such opportunities, the U.S. Department of Energy is directly sponsoring research participation at other DOE facilities. At Argonne, college/university students may obtain research experience through the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program or the Student Research Participation Program. To apply for the program at Argonne or another DOE Laboratory, you must submit an application at the Department of Energy web site for this undergraduate program. If you need assistance with the DOE application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Argonne Student Research Participation Program, apply only through the Argonne Division of Educational Programs at http://www.dep.anl.gov/catalog/application.html. These programs extend for a ten week period which begins on May 31, 2012 and runs through August 5, 2012. There is limited flexibility in the appointment period. In addition to their research activities, participants attend a series of seminars and tours dealing with current topics in science and engineering.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program
The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that is targeted at sending emerging leaders in the field of biomedical engineering overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The grant is awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. Grantees have gone overseas to work on a wide range of activities, from pursuing Bioscience Enterprise coursework to modeling blood flow through the heart to developing prosthesis for amputees.
• Eligibility - We will now accept applications for Whitaker Fellowships from those applicants who demonstrate a dedication to the field in their academic body of work, even if the home institution does not offer a biomedical engineering degree. This change applies only to graduating seniors and those without any academic work beyond a bachelor's degree.
Visit http://www.whitaker.org for more information.
William Randolph Hearst Fellowship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grant-making program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
For additional information and application procedure, go to http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, see the website.
Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. Check the web site for a complete list of languages.
Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Campus deadline: November 5, 2012
For more information, see http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship