NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is now accepting applications for the 2014 competition. Please read the announcement below:

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Science Foundation

NSF 13-584

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

Application Deadline(s) (received by 8 p.m. EST):  November 04, 2013 for Engineering;    Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research

 

November 05, 2013 for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

 

November 07, 2013 for Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning

 

November 08, 2013 for Life Sciences; Geosciences

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Applications, contact: GRF Operations Center, telephone: (866) 673-4737, email: info@nsfgrfp.org

Gisele T. Muller-Parker, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Pushpalatha Murthy, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Doris L. Carver, telephone: (703) 292-8694, email: grfp@nsf.gov

Estimated Number of Awards: 2,700 new Fellowships will be offered pending availability of funds.

For each Fellow, the institution receives up to a $44,000 award per Fellow tenure year (12-month increments) to cover the costs described below.

The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $32,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,666. The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $12,000 per tenure year. During tenure, the institution is required to exempt Fellows from paying tuition and fees normally charged to students of similar academic standing, unless such charges are optional or are refundable (i.e., the institution is responsible for tuition and required fees in excess of the cost of education allowance).

All Fellowships will be for a maximum of three years of financial support (in 12-month allocations, starting in summer or fall) usable over a five-year period. The anticipated announcement date for the Fellowships is early April 2014.

Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline.

Individuals are typically eligible to apply:

·        During the senior year of college

·        After graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school

·        During the first year of graduate school

·        Prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowship

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems Fellowships are for recent grads in the STEM fields, for grad students in the STEM fields, for MBA students, and for marketing grads. This is a great program for students who want a year or two off before grad school, or who want to go into sustainable energy systems work.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards, Individual Predoc. Fellowships to Promote Diversity (NIH-F31)

The NIH offers funding for graduate students in the beginning stages of their work towards a doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical research areas relating to health fields. This grant is for research and NOT for medical or nursing degrees.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association – ROTC Scholarships

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to ROTC students majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, computer, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; electronics; computer science; physics; mathematics; science or mathematics education; technology management; foreign languages; global security & intelligence studies; security & intelligence; or international studies at accredited degree-granting four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. national security enterprises (to include other technical majors) with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.  Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.”

American Physical Society Internship

The American Physical Society offers internships to sophomore and junior women with a majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology, if it has an emphasis on one of the other areas listed

Monsanto UNCF 1890s Scholarship Program

The Monsanto Fund/UNCF 1890’s Scholars Program will provide scholarships to ten African American college juniors and/or seniors majoring in Agronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Entomology, Engineering (mechanical, electrical, seeds process and chemical) Computer Science (application development, global ERP development, infrastructure services, research oriented information technology), Plant Breeding, Automation Technology, or Ag-related field to attend any of the eighteen 1890 institutions. Preference will be given to students who are residents of farm communities which is defined as: Farming community is any area other than (1) a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants, and (2) the urbanized areas contiguous and adjacent to such a city or town. Additionally, at least 30% of the economic development comes from farming. 1890 Institutions: Alabama A&M, Alcorn State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Langston University, Lincoln University of Missouri, North Carolina A&T, Prairie View A&M, South Carolina State, Southern University A&M, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, West Virginia State University, Virginia State University.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Maximum Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Friday, May 31 2013

CDM Smith/UNCF Scholars Program 2012-13

From the UNCF Scholarship Website:

CDM Smith in association with UNCF, have established a scholarship and summer internship program for undergraduate student (or student who are enrolled to start a Master’s program in Fall 2013) who have a 3.0 graduate point average or better and who are majoring in a variety of engineering, science, or construction disciplines. Some of these programs include environmental, chemical, civil, structural, geotechnical, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as geology, geography, geoenvironmental, geographic information systems, hydrology, hydrogeology and construction management.

Program components include an 8-10 week summer internship, mentorship, and academic scholarship for the ensuing academic year or first-year masters program. Students will be selected by CDM Smith. The internship will consist of a summer work program that must start no later than June 17th, 2013 and run through at least August 16th, 2013. Selected students will have an opportunity to work on a number of engineering projects at a CDM Smith Office in the domestic United States. The key to this concept will be CDM Smith assignment of a mentor to each student participant. After the successful completion of the summer internship, participants will receive a $6,000 academic scholarship to help cover expenses for the next academic year.

Annual per-student award includes the $6,000 academic scholarship but also a paid internship, and up to $2,500 in living and housing reimbursement for students relocated beyond 50 miles of their home or school address. Students will intern at a CDM Smith office, based on the availability of appropriate CDM Smith assignments. Internship locations include, but are not limited to: Albany, NY Cambridge, MA, Chicago, IL Dallas, TX Denver, CO Edison, NJ Falls Church, VA Irvine, CA Orlando, FL and Phoenix, AZ.