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.

American Geosciences Institute Internship

AGI Geoscience Policy offers summer and semester internship opportunities for geoscience students (undergraduates and Masters students) with an interest in public policy and in how Washington impacts the geoscience community. Interns gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They also hone writing, research, and web publishing skills. Stipends for the interns are generously supported by AGI, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the American Institute of Professional Geologists Foundation.”

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.

Association for Women Geoscientists

From the AWG website:

This new program encourages young minority   women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides   financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will   offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience   and provide a view of the world ahead.

General   Information

Award Amount: One or more awards   totaling $6,000 will be given each summer for use during the next academic year   (awards include AWG membership)

Application Deadline: June 30th

Application Criteria and   Procedures

The applicant must be:

  • A woman who is African-American, Hispanic,   or Native American
  • A full-time student who is pursuing an   undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry,   hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth   science education) at an accredited college or university (high school students   who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also   apply)
  • A contributor to the larger world community   through her academic and personal strengths

Application procedures:

  • Download an application: MS Word (.doc)
  • The application calls for a statement of   academic and career goals, two letters of recommendation, high school and   college transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores

Other Information

  • Winners may reapply for continuing   support
  • Questions? Please contact Christina Tapia   (awgscholarship@yahoo.com)

Applications should be sent to the following   address:

Association for Women   Geoscientists         Attn. Minority Scholarship         12000 N. Washington St., Suite 285         Thorton,  Colorado 80241

Scholarships are funded by the AWG   Foundation with generous support from ExxonMobil and individual   donors