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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES


National Academies, Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Engineering. School of Law. School of Management. School of Public Health.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
Graduating seniors are eligible to apply provided they are able to submit proof of admission into a graduate school. Postdoctoral scholars should have received their PhD within the past five years.

Stipend
Stipends of $8,240.

Deadline
5/1/2011  -deadline for fall program. 10/15/2011 -deadline for winter/spring program.

Program Description
Several internships lasting for 10 weeks are offered to engage graduate students in the analysis and creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government. Fellows may at their and their mentor's option be extended beyond the official session's term on a case-by-case basis.

For More Information
The National Academies Christine Mirzayan
Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
500 5th Street, NW, Room 508
Washington DC, 20001

(202) 334-2455
policyfellows@nas.edu
<http://www7.nationalacademies.org/policyfellows/>


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Engineering. School of Public Health. Applicants must be enrolled in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics to apply.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Postdoctoral Scholars.

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be in their senior year as an undergrad or in any graduate or post-graduate level. Students majoring in English, journalism, and other non-technical fields are not eligible.  Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Stipend
Fellows receive a weekly stipend of $450, plus airfare and travel to Washington.

Deadline
1/15/2011  

Program Description
AAAS selects 20-25 Mass Media Fellows each summer to work for 10 weeks during the summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistants at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. The goal of the program is to improve coverage of science and technology in mass media by placing advanced science, mathematics and engineering students in newsrooms across the country.

For More Information
Rahman A Culver
AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
1200 New York Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

(202) 326-6445
raculver@aaas.org
http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Environmental Study Fellowships

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility Requirements
Students enrolled more than 1 year in a master’s program or 4 years in a doctoral program are not eligible.  Women, minorities, and disabled students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend
Up to $42,000 per year of support, including $12,000 per year for tuition and fees, $25,000 per year in a monthly stipend, and an annual expense allowance of $5,000.

Deadline
11/5/2010

Program Description
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to award up to 100 fellowships for graduate study leading to master’s or doctoral degrees in  environmentally related fields of study.   Master’s students are supported for up to 2 years and doctoral students for up to 3 years.

For More Information
(800) 518-4726
support@grants.gov
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/


The National Academies, Research Associateship Programs

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Postdoctoral Scholars.

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
Research should be compatible with the interests of the sponsoring institution. Open to recent doctoral degree recipients and senior investigators.

Stipend
Amounts vary according to the specific award.

Deadline
11/1/2010  2/1/2011, 5/1/2011, 8/1/2011

Program Description
Opportunity for Postdoctoral Associates and Senior Associates to conduct research at a specific laboratory chosen by the applicant. Approximately 350 associateships are awarded for 1 or 2 years.  Renewable for up to 3 years.

For More Information
Research Associateship Programs
500 Fifth Street, NW (Keck-568)
Washington DC 20001

(202) 334-2760
rap@nas.edu
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/rap


UC President's  Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Targeted Fields
Open to all fields.

Open To
Postdoctoral Scholars.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility Requirements
Must hold a PhD or expect to receive one by July.

Stipend
Stipends ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on field and experience.

Deadline
11/5/2010  

Program Description
Program offers 15-20 fellowships for recent postdocs committed to careers in university teaching and research.  Fellows conduct research under faculty sponsorship at any of the UC campuses or laboratories.  Awards are for 1 year, renewable.

For More Information
102 California Hall
Office of Equity & Inclusion
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1508

(510) 643-6566
kadkinson@berkeley.edu
http://www.ucop.edu/acadadv/ppfp


International Business Machines (IBM), Ph.D. Fellowship Program

Targeted Fields
Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. School of Management. Including business, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics, as well as emerging technical fields such as autonomic computing, nanotechnology, grid computing, e-business on demand and services management.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be nominated by a faculty member, be enrolled full-time, and should have completed at least one year of study in a doctoral program at the time of nomination. IBM values diversity in the workplace and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to that diversity.

Stipend
Award amount varies by geography.

Deadline
11/2/2010  - nomination deadline

Program Description
Fellowships are awarded annually for study at any university world-wide. The IBM Fellowship Program is intended to honor exceptional Ph.D. students in disciplines of mutual interest, fundamental to innovation and on demand business. Fellows will be matched with an IBM mentor and are expected to intern at an IBM research lab. Fellowships may be renewed for up to three years.

For More Information
IBM Corporation
1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504-1722
United States


phdfellow@us.ibm.com
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/university/awards/index.html


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Lawrence Fellowship

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. School of Public Health.

Open To
Postdoctoral Scholars.

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
Must either be in the process of completing their Ph.D. or have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of appointment.

Stipend
Includes a starting salary of $8092 per month.

Deadline
11/1/2010  Reference letter due 11/8/10

Program Description
Fellowships for two to four awardees to pursue cutting-edge science involving original and independent research in one or more aspects of science and engineering.  Three year fellowship.

For More Information
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550-9234

(925) 423-0633
zachow2@llnl.gov
http://fellowship.llnl.gov


National Consortium for Graduate Degress for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. Graduate Engineering for Minorities (GEM)

Targeted Fields
Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens.

Eligibility Requirements
Master's applicants: Must have at least a 2.80 GPA.  Doctoral applicants: Must have at least a 3.00 GPA and a master's degree. All fellows must be of one of the following minority groups:  American Indian, Black, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic.

Stipend
Stipend of $10,000 for MS Program and $14,000 for PhD program.

Deadline
11/15/2010  

Program Description
Three fellowship programs are being offered to increase the number of minorities in the field of engineering and science. GEM's principle activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and PhD levels coupled with paid summer internships. Funding for the MS program is for one year and five years for the PhD program.

For More Information
The National GEM Consortium
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 562-3646
info@gemfellowship.org
www.gemfellowship.org/


National Science Foundation (NSF), Alan T. Waterman Award

Posted October 5, 2010

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Postdoctoral Scholars.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be 35 years of age or younger and not more than 7 years beyond the receipt of the PhD.  Candidates must demonstrate capability and exceptional promise for future achievement.

Stipend
Grant of $500,000 over a 3 year period.

Deadline
10/13/2010  -campus deadline. 10/30/2010 -deadline for submission of nominations and letters of reference

Program Description
An award is presented annually to an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. The award consists of a citation, medal, and grant. Candidates must be nominated.

For More Information
Marilyn Frerking
Office of Vice Chancellor for Research
2248E Murphy Hall 140501
Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 794-0549
mfrerking@research.ucla.edu
www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp


National Science Foundation (NSF), Graduate Research Fellowships

Posted August 26, 2010

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Also open to U.S. Nationals.

Eligibility Requirements
BA degree earned prior to application deadline. Not have completed graduate study in excess of 12 months in a science, mathematics, or engineering field. Not eligible if earned an advanced degree in science, mathematics or engineering within the last 5 years. Underrepresented populations in the sciences and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Stipend
Stipends of $30,000 per year plus up to $10,500 for fees and tuition.

Deadline
11/15/2010 through 11/22/2010 - Deadlines vary depending on discipline.

Program Description
Approximately 2,000 three-year awards, for study leading to a master's or doctoral degree in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Awards are tenable at U.S. and foreign universities. Note: Additional awards will be offered only to women pursuing degrees in engineering and computer and information science and engineering.

For More Information
GRF Operations Center
Suite 600
1818 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-2479
(866) 673-4737
info@nsfgrfp.org
www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/


Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Targeted Fields
Physical Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility Requirements
BA with at least an A- grade average during last 2 years of undergraduate work. Applications are accepted from students that expect to receive a bachelor's degree and from students already enrolled in graduate programs.

Stipend
Stipend of $31,000 over the 9 month academic year plus cost-of-education allowance.

Deadline
10/29/2010

Program Description
Up to 20 fellowships provide support for students of outstanding potential in the applied physical sciences at selected universities. Renewable for up to 5 years.

For More Information
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
2456 Research Drive
Livermore, CA 94550-3850
(925) 373-1642
askhertz@hertzfoundation.org
www.hertzfoundationorg/dx/Fellowships/


Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships

Targeted Fields
Humanities. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens. U.S. Nationals are also eligible.

Eligibility Requirements
Individuals holding a doctorate degree or pursuing a professional degree are ineligible. Membership in one or more of the following under-represented groups will be considered a positive factor: American Indian, Alaska Native (Eskimo or Aleut), Black American, Mexican American/Chicano, Native Pacific Islander (Micronesian or Polynesian), or Puerto Rican.

Stipend
Dissertation fellowship stipends are $21,000 for one year. Predoctoral fellowships include stipends of $20,000 and an institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years.

Deadline
11/1/2010 -predoctoral 11/8/2010 -dissertation

Program Description
Approximately 35 one-year dissertation fellowships for the final year of dissertation writing. PhD candidates who have completed all requirements for degree except dissertation. Sixty predoctoral fellowships for students with 2 years or less of graduate-level study in fields supported by this program and who provide evidence that they can fully utilize a three-year fellowship award.

For More Information
The Fellowships Office
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, N.W., K576
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 334-2872
infofell@nas.edu
national-academies.org/fellowships


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Smart Scholarship Program

Posted August 26, 2010

Targeted Fields
Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be at least 18 years of age and must be eligible to receive and hold a security clearance.

Stipend
Stipend of $25,000 to $41,000 plus benefits.

Deadline
12/1/2010

Program Description
Several multi-year scholarships are offered to graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Tenure of an awardee is up to the time typically required to complete the current degree. Students are also provided opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles in Department of Defense laboratories following graduation.

For More Information
American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street, N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 331-3500
smart@asee.org
smart.asee.org

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES



Onset Computer

Posted May 2, 2010

Onset Computer in Bourne, MA, has an opening for a software engineer. I'd appreciate any referrals you can send our way [1]. We have not met, but I'm writing because as a graduate student at Arizona State [2], I became familiar with your work, and UCLA/CENS are leaders in environmental monitoring.

Personally, I have found my dream job here. Onset has developed and sold data loggers for many years primarily for environmental applications, and now also focuses on energy monitoring [3]. Also we are developing wireless sensor network products, and that area is my focus presently [4]. The company has around 150 employees, so we are large enough to have some process, but not so large that it gets in the way. The company also includes significant production hardware expertise: we assemble our boards and loggers on site rather than farming out the work. Living on Cape Cod is pretty nice, too, and only about 60 miles to Boston.

The job application specifically requires a BS in computer science, but of course recent graduates with advanced degrees also are welcome. For someone specifically interested in energy or environmental monitoring, I think the company is a great place for a career. Applicants should send documents to jobs@onsetcomp.com.

Thanks,
Ken Bannister


Google, Anita Borg Scholarship

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Targeted Fields
Physical Sciences. School of Engineering. In particular computer science, computer engineering, or related technical fields.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. 

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements. 

Eligibility Requirements
Must be enrolled in full-time study and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Stipend
Stipend of $10,000.

Deadline
2/1/2011  

Program Description
One graduate student scholarship to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders. All finalists for the scholarship will be invited to visit the Google headquarters for a networking retreat. 

For More Information
Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043-8303

anitaborgscholars@google.com
www.google.com/anitaborg/


CALIFORNIA COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CCST), CALIFORNIA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS

Posted Jan 20th, 2011

Targeted Fields
Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. School of Engineering.

Open To
Postdoctoral Scholars.

Citizenship
U.S. citizens or suitable immigration status

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree OR an MS degree in an engineering discipline plus at least 3 years post-degree experience.

Stipend
Stipend of $45,000 plus health insurance and travel expenses.

Deadline
3/31/2011  

Program Description
Up to ten fellowships provide selected fellows with hands-on experience working with the California legislature to incorporate science and technology into public policy. Awards support one year of research and are not renewable.

For More Information
California Science and Technology Fellowships
California Council on Science and Technology
1130 K Street, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95814-3965

(916) 492-0996
info@fellows.ccst.us
www.fellows.ccst.us


Point Foundation, Point Scholarship

Posted Jan 20, 2011

Targeted Fields
Open to all fields.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
Scholars must maintain a 3.3 GPA, attend regional leadership programs held twice a year, and complete a service project in the LGBT community annually.

Stipend
Award covers tuition, books, supplies, room and board, and transportation and living expenses.

Deadline
2/11/2011  

Program Description
Scholarships provide financial support through multi-year scholarships, leadership training, mentoring, and hope to LGBT students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

For More Information
Point Foundation
5757 Wilshire Blvd Suite #370
Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 933-1234
info@pointfoundation.org
www.pointfoundation.org/scholarships.html


Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Graduate Fellowship Program

Targeted Fields
School of Engineering. Fields relevant to microelectronics.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
U.S. citizens or residents. Also open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility Requirements
Application requires a recommendation by a SRC sponsored faculty member at a participating university.

Stipend
Fellowships provide full tuition and fees and a competitive stipend.

Deadline
2/15/2011  

Program Description
Approximately 50 students supported for doctoral level study and research in microelectronics under the guidance of SRC sponsored faculty members. Two funding levels. Full fellowships provide up to 5 years of support. Matching fellowships provide up to 5 years of support with the same level of support as the full fellowships, but are cost-shared between the SRC and the sponsoring company.

For More Information
Semiconductor Research Corporation
Graduate Fellowship Program
PO Box 12053
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2053

(919) 941-9400
apply@src.org
www.src.org/student-center/fellowship/


Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Master's Scholarship Program

Targeted Fields
School of Engineering. Fields relevant to microelectronics.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students.

Citizenship
Open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet admission requirements for graduate school at an SRC/SRCEA participating university. Must be a woman or member of an underrepresented minority group: African American, Hispanic, or Native American.

Stipend
Scholarships provide full tuition and fees and a competitive stipend.

Deadline
2/15/2011  

Program Description
Approximately 30 scholarships for underrepresented minority students pursuing master’s degrees with research relevant to microelectronics under the guidance of SRC sponsored faculty members. Scholarship supports up to two years of master's level study.

For More Information
Semiconductor Research Corporation
Master’s Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 12053
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709

(919) 941-9400
apply@src.org
www.src.org/student-center/fellowship/