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External Opportunities

 

Auburn University students can apply for a variety of undergraduate research fellowships, summer experiences, and scholarships. A listing of programs can be found below.
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Undergraduate Opportunities

General Research

Arizona Summer Research Institute: The Summer Research Institute (SRI) offers undergraduates an outstanding opportunity to learn how to conduct research and prepare for graduate studies. Students do not have to attend the University of Arizona.
Majors recruited: All fields.
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP): Each summer the Yale SURF Program brings a group of qualified undergraduates to Yale for eight weeks. The experience is meant to familiarize students with the kind of work they can expect to do in graduate school, provide them with insight into the many steps involved in building a career based on Ph.D. level training, as well as foster a sense of confidence regarding their own abilities and potential. 
Majors recruited: STEM and social science fields.
Deadline:

  • For Fall: Sept 13, 2017
  • For Spring: Dec 4, 2017
  • For Summer: Mar 1, 2018


Edward A. Knapp Undergraduate Fellowship: The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline. 
Majors recruited: Computer science (CS), pure and applied mathematics, and physics. Applicants are also welcomed from chemistry, quantitative biology, and social science. 
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability (LAKES) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):The LAKES Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) aims to better understand the root causes of phosphorus pollution and solutions while offering undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research. Students who participate in LAKES will spend two months in beautiful Menomonie, Wisconsin. 
Majors recruited: Biology, sociology, economics, anthropology, mathematics, geology, or communications.
Deadline: Mar. 1, 2018.

National Science Foundation REUs: The National Science Foundation funds many undergraduate research opportunities in a variety of fields.
Majors recruited: All fields.
Deadline: Varies.

Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): Each summer the Yale SURF Program brings a group of qualified undergraduates to Yale for eight weeks. The experience is meant to familiarize students with the kind of work they can expect to do in graduate school, provide them with insight into the many steps involved in building a career based on Ph.D. level training, as well as foster a sense of confidence regarding their own abilities and potential.
Majors recruited: All fields.
Deadline: February 1, 2018.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research

American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship: The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship program funds 24 full-time undergraduate students with little or no laboratory research experience to work for 10 weeks during the summer in the laboratory of an established APS investigator. Each student has his/her own research question to work on during the summer. The intent of this program is to excite and encourage students to pursue a career as a basic research scientist.
Majors recruited: STEM fields, with an emphasis on biomedical research.
Deadline: February 1, 2018.

American Society for Microbiology Summer Research Fellowship: The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full-time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at the ASM General Meeting the following year.
Majors recruited: Microbiology or intent to pursue a higher degree in microbiology.
Deadline: February 15, 2018.

American Society for Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards are aimed at introducing undergraduate students to pharmacology research. Our goal is to heighten interest in science as a career, with an emphasis on pharmacology graduate training to increase the number of young scientists entering the research discipline of pharmacology.
Majors recruited: STEM fields leading to a degree in pharmacology.
Deadline: TBA.

Amgen Scholars Program: The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience in science or engineering at many of the world's leading educational institutions. Host institutions include The University of Tokyo, MIT, Stanford, and more. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline: February 1, 2019.

Boulder Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The Boulder, Colorado Laboratories' National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students.
Majors recruited: Science, mathematics, and engineering.
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

Cincinnati Children's Medical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The primary goal is to provide students with a foundation for making career choices in the biomedical sciences. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields with an interest in biomedical research.
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab REU: Funded by the National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, eight undergraduate fellowships will be offered during the 2015 summer semester at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
Majors recruited: Juniors and senior students studying marine science, biology, chemistry, geology and environmental sciences.
Deadline: TBA.

NOAA Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship Program: The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline: January 31, 2018.

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL): Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for undergraduate students. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the Laboratory mission.
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline:

  • For Spring: October 1
  • For Summer: February 1
  • For Fall: June 1


NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
Majors recruited: STEM fields that include but are not limited to: oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission. 
Deadline: January 31, 2018.

Northwestern Materials Research Center Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates: The NU-MRSEC offers a 9-week summer research experience for undergraduates located near the city of Chicago. Students are paired with leading researchers in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics, and biomaterials.
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

LSU Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences: This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project is a ten week program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University (LSU) provides an ideal setting for the REU student to become familiar with interdisciplinary research. With research groups exploring gravitational waves, complex emergent phenomena in material science, or computational music, the participants work on cutting edge research in Computational Sciences.
Majors recruited: Computational science. 
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: Each year, approximately 130 undergraduate students from around the U.S. come to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions. A limited number of fellowships are also available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Majors recruited: STEM fields with an emphasis on biomedical research. 
Deadline: Deadline will be announced in September for the 2018 opportunity.

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Undergraduate Internship Program: During the 11-week summer program, NEON interns complete scientific research, engineering, and computing projects that help advance NEON's mission. Throughout the summer, interns work closely with NEON mentors on real world projects, and in the process begin the transition from student to professional colleague. Interns have opportunities to explore career options through a variety of avenues including weekly career seminars and informational interviews with NEON staff.
Majors recruited: STEM fields.
Deadline: February 1, 2018

National Institutes of Health Summer Internship: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
Majors recruited: STEM fields with an emphasis on biomedical research. 
Deadline: March 14, 2018.

Pathway to Science Undergraduate Opportunities: Research and funding opportunities for undergraduate researchers.
Majors recruited: STEM fields.
Deadline: Varies.

Development of Safe Nanomaterials for Biological Applications at Alabama State University (ASU) REU: Students will participate in a full-time closely mentored lab research project along with seminars and various professional development workshops, such as the responsible conduct of research, professional communication skills, career opportunities in academia and industry, and the graduate school application process. All research projects will be based on novel concepts of design and development of new nanomaterials for biological applications. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields.
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

Purdue University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The Purdue SURF program is helping students across engineering, science, and technology disciplines discover a world of opportunity available to them through research. By closely working with other creative and innovative people, students explore, discover, and transform ideas into reality to advance society and improve people's lives.
Majors recruited: STEM fields, with an emphasis on engineering. 
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

Samford Biology and Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates: With funding from the National Science Foundation, the 2014 Samford University REU program will offer hands-on, field- and laboratory-based research experiences to US undergraduates. In this 9-week residential experience, students will work one-on-one with experienced researchers in biology and chemistry to design, conduct, and present research related to the chemistry, genetics, and ecology of organisms, populations, and communities of Oak Mountain State Park, a large and diverse suburban park located in the southern Appalachians. Potential research topics include plant and animal ecology, water quality, biochemistry, plant natural products chemistry and bioactivity, plant taxonomy, and aquatic community ecology. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields interested in ecology and biochemistry.
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity.

SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Scholarship: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields, with an emphasis on engineering. 
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017.

Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory Summer Intern Program: The SAO (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) Summer Intern Program is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work on astrophysics research with an SAO/Harvard scientist.
Majors recruited: Astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or related physical sciences. 
Deadline: TBA.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Internships are intended for undergraduates, recent graduates (post-bachelor’s) and beginning graduate students interested in advancing their professional goals and intellectual skills under the guidance of a scientist working at STRI. Internships give interns the opportunity to meet and interact with scientists from around the world, gain hands-on experience in their area of academic interest, and delve into Panama’s rich culture.
Majors recruited: Life and environmental sciences. 

Deadline:

  • For fall 2016: March 15, 2018.
  • For spring 2016: October 15, 2018.



SOARS at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR): Each summer, SOARS protégés spend ten weeks conducting original research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) or at laboratories of other SOARS sponsors. By the end of the summer, protégés will prepare scientific papers and present their research at a colloquium.
Majors recruited: Atmospheric and environmental sciences. 
Deadline: TBA.

Gaithersburg Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The Gaithersburg, MD, Laboratories' National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applications for participation in the Gaithersburg SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students.
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline: TBA.

The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: This program is intended for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a research career in the pharmaceutical and environmental sciences. Students are provided with an opportunity to conduct full-time research in areas related to Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Clinical Pharmacy. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields with an interest in biomedical research. 
Deadline: TBA.

The Field Museum Undergraduate Research Experiences (REU): The Field Museum houses one of the world’s foremost scientific collections of biological diversity (>25 million specimens), and supports active biodiversity research around the globe. Despite the urgency of the current biodiversity crisis, few educational opportunities exist for students in the biological sciences to interact with scientists and institutions dedicated to the study of organic diversity. The Field Museum REU program will train a cohort of at least eight students in biodiversity-related research in a 10-week summer program. Each participant will undertake an independent research project supervised by a museum scientist in a discipline such as taxonomy and systematics, phylo/ biogeography, paleontology, molecular phylogenetics, or conservation. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields related to biodiversity and life sciences. 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP): The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
Majors recruited: STEM fields with a specific interest in health research. 
Application Opens: Jan. 4, 2016.
Deadline: More information will be released in November.

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program: The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates, entering their junior year, with the rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.
Majors recruited: STEM fields with a specific interest in biomedical research. 
Deadline: TBA.

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) with the Department of Energy: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline: October 2, 2017.

University of Arkansas Research Experience for Undergraduates(REU): This REU focuses on field- and lab-based research in areas ranging from water quality and urban spring ecology to sustainability studies and more. Project faculty mentors originate from various departments [e.g., Biology, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, Geosciences] and vary from year to year based on the most current work being conducted at UA and REU student interests. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields.
Deadline: TBA.

University of Nevada Las Vegas REU - Mechanisms of Evolution: Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution will focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change. The inspiration for this proposal is the celebrated essay, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution by Theodosius Dobzhansky. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields.
Deadline: More information will be released in January.

University of Washington AccessComputing Research Internships and REU: AccessComputing provides a nationwide resource to help students with disabilities pursue computing fields through a limited number of research internships.
Majors recruited: Computing fields, including computer science and software engineering.
Deadline: TBA.

UT Southwestern Medical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.
Majors recruited: STEM fields with a specific interest in biomedical research. 
Deadline: February 9, 2018.

Social Sciences + Liberal Arts Research

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students: The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The summer program is designed to introduce students to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. 
Majors recruited: Pre-law students, social sciences and/or liberal arts.
Deadline: TBA.

Psi Chi Psychology Scholarships: Grants are available from the national organization Psi Chi for undergraduate researchers to undertake a research project under the supervision of a mentor.
Majors recruited: Psychology
Deadline: TBA.

University of South Florida REU : This NSF funded program offers undergraduate students a unique cross cultural field experience focusing on intensive interdisciplinary methodology, ethics training and mentorship. Students will gain practical experience while conducting community-based health research that brings together the social sciences with civil and environmental engineering (CEE).
Majors recruited: Anthropology, civil and environmental engineering, and public health.
Deadline: TBA.

Undergraduate + Graduate Opportunities

General Research

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships: Research assistants for the Urban Institute assist senior researchers in various policy areas such as housing, welfare, population studies, health, and education policy. Incumbents will conduct literature reviews, analyses and programming tasks, as well as participate in reporting research findings and presenting data.
Majors recruited: Computer and information science and engineering, engineering, materials research, chemistry, mathematical sciences, physics, astronomy, psychology, social sciences, STEM education, geosciences, and life sciences.
Deadline: October 23 - November 2 2017 (Varies for major).

Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowships for New Americans: Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in March every year. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
Majors recruited: All fields.
Deadline: November 1, 2018.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Internships and Research Opportunities A general listing of national undergraduate research opportunities with ORAU.
Majors recruited: All fields. 
Deadline: Varies depending upon position availability.

Think Swiss Scholarships: Each year, 15 research scholarships are offered to both undergraduates and graduate students. These scholarships provide a monthly stipend (approximately $1,000 US) for a period of 2 to 3 months to conduct research at a public Swiss university or research institute.
Majors recruited: All fields.
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity

Education Research

Cal Poly STAR Program: Providing opportunities for aspiring STEM K-12 teachers.
Majors recruited: Education and STEM fields. 
Deadline: Application will open in October 2017.

Smithsonian Science Education Center Internship: Internships and research experience in the area of science education.
Majors recruited: Education, STEM, and others.
Deadline: March 15, 2018.

International Research

Boren Awards for International Study: Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Majors recruited: All fields, including students interested in studying less commonly taught languages like Arabic, Russian, and others. 
Deadline: Feb. 8, 2018.

Euro Scholars: Euro Scholars is a program where students interested in undergraduate academic research can undertake a research project at a European institution.
Majors recruited: All fields
Deadline:

  • For fall 2018: April 1, 2018.
  • For spring 2018: October 1, 2017.


German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships: The German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships provides financial support for students interested in studying or researching in Germany during their undergraduate or graduate years.
Majors recruited: All fields, including those whose research interests include Germany.
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 opportunity

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research

AT&T Researchers Program: Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with AT&T Researchers on exciting, real-world research projects. Interns have access to relevant data, expertise and mentoring by AT&T Researchers.
Majors recruited: Computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields.
Deadline: Depends on location.

Organization of Biological Field Stations: The OBFS keeps an updated list of biology-related REUs, internships, and summer courses.
Majors recruited: Life science departments (e.g. biology, ecology, botany, etc.), engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
Deadline: Varies.

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Internships: STEM internships with the NASA Jet Propulsion lab for undergraduates and graduate students.
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline: Varies.

NASA Pathways: Employment opportunities through NASA in research areas. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields. 
Deadline: Varies.

Pathway to Science Engineering Opportunities: Specific research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering.
Majors recruited: Engineering.
Deadline: Varies.

Pathway to Science Ocean Sciences Opportunities: Specific research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students studying ocean sciences. 
Majors recruited: STEM fields with a focus in ocean sciences.
Deadline: Varies. 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internships: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.
Majors recruited: Life and environmental sciences. 
Deadline:

  • For Winter/Spring: Novemeber 15
  • For Summer: February 1
  • For Fall: June 1


Summer ORISE Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Chosen ORISE candidates will join CDC projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences that have completed three years of major coursework may apply. 
Majors recruited: Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. 
Deadline: Varies.

The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program: The NOAA-NGI Diversity Internship Program provides an exciting scientific educational opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students. These internships provide career exploration in a variety of fields studied by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, ecosystem management, engineering and socioeconomic data analysis. Interns work with leading scientists and experts in their fields at their respective research institutions and laboratories while participating in locally relevant research.
Majors recruited: STEM fields with emphasis on environmental and life sciences. 
Deadline: TBA.

UNCF - Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarships: These awards are a component of the UNCF-Merck Science Initiative, the goal of which is to support the training and development of world-class African American biomedical research scientists. At least 15 UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards will be made per year.
Majors recruited: Students in STEM fields who have a committed interest to biomedical research.
Deadline: TBA.

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Lab: GCRL's Summer Field Program provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about coastal environments in an intensive field and lab based setting. 
Majors recruited: STEM majors, especially life or environmental sciences.

Deadline:

  • For Spring Mini-session: 2018 deadline not yet listed
  • For Summer Sessions: Varies


Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship: 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. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer.
Majors recruited: STEM fields including, but not limited to:Applied mathematics, astrophysics, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer sciences, environmental sciences, life sciences, materials sciences, mechanical engineering, and physics
Deadline: Deadline not listed for 2018 oportunity

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award: The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Hertz Fellows have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.
Majors recruited: Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and/or engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.
Deadline: October 27, 2017. 


Pathway to Science Graduate Opportunities: Research and funding opportunities for graduate students.
Majors recruited: STEM fields.
Deadline: Varies. 

Social Sciences + Liberal Arts Research

Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research: The ICPSR Summer Program provides a comprehensive, integrated program of studies in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social science methodology. Its instructional environment stresses integration of methods of quantitative analysis within a broader context of substantive social research. Instruction is grounded in interactive, participatory data-analysis utilizing high-end, networked microcomputers.
Majors recruited: Social sciences.
Deadline: Will be announced early 2018.

Urban Institute Research Assistantships: Research assistants for the Urban Institute assist senior researchers in various policy areas such as housing, welfare, population studies, health, and education policy. Incumbents will conduct literature reviews, analyses and programming tasks, as well as participate in reporting research findings and presenting data.
Majors recruited: Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology, Public Policy, Computer Science, or other social science field.
Deadline: Rolling admissions. Most summer opportunities are posted in April.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship provides funding for aspiring social science/history teachers to attain a master's degree. After receiving the master's degree, each Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7–12 for one full year for each academic year of funding received under a fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship.
Majors recruited: Social sciences and history.
Deadline: March, 1 2018.

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