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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided advance notice of a change in the eligibility of prospective applicants to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to allow the community to plan accordingly. This change is described in a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-050) and FAQs (NSF 16-051).

The language from the Dear Colleague Letter is here:

NSF 16-050 Dear Colleague Letter: Change in Eligibility to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

March 7, 2016

Dear Colleague:

With this Dear Colleague Letter, NSF is providing advance notice of a change in the eligibility of prospective applicants to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to allow the community to plan accordingly. Effective as of the 2017 competition (Fall 2016 deadlines), NSF will limit graduate students to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school. 1 No change is made to the eligibility of undergraduates, of bachelor's degree holders without any graduate study, or of individuals who have had an interruption in graduate study of at least two consecutive years. 2 GRFP continues to identify and to inspire the diverse scientists and engineers of the future, and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. This change in eligibility should result in more individuals applying as undergraduate students who have not yet made the commitment to go to graduate school. This is a more diverse population than admitted graduate students.

Please see NSF 16-051, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), for more information.

By Admin (on 11/14/2014 @ 16:19:31, in Fellowships, read 428 times)
ORAU is pleased to provide the information below regarding an opportunity available to all institutions. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions.  Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows.


Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences that have completed three years of major coursework may apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at:

To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, to by January 16, 2015. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2015-0002 in all communications.

For further information contact

Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or


or DeAnna Copeland at (865) 574-7134


University Partnerships Office

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

By Admin (on 9/22/2014 @ 15:53:13, in Fellowships, read 308 times)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2015, on September 17, 2014. The solicitation is available by opening the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at, selecting "Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting the solicitation number "NSTRF15."

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future.

This call for graduate student fellowship applications solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research and will improve America’s technological competitiveness by providing the Nation with a pipeline of innovative space technologies.

Selected candidates will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers and/or at nonprofit U.S. Research and Development (R&D) laboratories. In addition to his or her faculty advisor, each student will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged researcher who will serve as the student’s research collaborator. Through this collaboration, students will be able to take advantage of broader and/or deeper space technology research opportunities directly related to their educational and career objectives, acquire a more detailed understanding of the potential end applications of their space technology efforts, directly disseminate their research results within the NASA/nonprofit U.S. R&D lab community, and enhance their understanding of the research process.

Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to accredited U.S. universities. This solicitation has two phases. Phase A is the application submission by the student. For the student applicant who is selected in Phase A, the accredited U.S. university, where the student will be enrolled for the fall 2015 term as a full-time graduate student, must submit a Phase B package (as specified in the NSTRF15 solicitation); complete Phase B package submissions will result in training grant awards.

 The financial and programmatic support for NSTRF comes from STMD. The fellowships are a component of the Space Technology Research Grants Program. Awards are planned to coincide with the start of the 2015 academic year and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

 This solicitation covers only new fellowship applications; renewal applications are handled separately.

 All Phase A applications must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES and are due by 6 PM ET on November 13, 2014. Detailed submission instructions for applicants are provided under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTRF15 solicitation. Potential student applicants are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to register with NSPIRES, familiarize themselves with its structure, and to enter the requested information.

 Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, Claudia Meyer, at Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of individuals/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

By Admin (on 10/24/2013 @ 13:53:07, in Fellowships, read 422 times)

**Reminder**  Upcoming deadline for proposals for National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program 

 The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.

GRFP Fellows Receive the Following:

- Three years of support

- $32,000 annual stipend

- $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution

- International research and professional development opportunities

- XSEDE Supercomputer access


Eligible students:

GRFP Eligibility at a Glance

To be eligible for the NSF GRFP, you must:

§  be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident

§  intend to pursue a research-based Master's or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field

§  be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution by Fall 2014

§  have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2013

§  meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation

The "no more than twelve months" limit applies to your entire post-baccalaureate career, not just your current program. If you have completed less than twelve months of your Ph.D. but have previously completed a Master's degree, you would not be eligible for the GRFP, unless you meet the criteria for an extenuating circumstance as described in Section IV of the Program Solicitation.

How to Apply


The 2014 GRFP application is now available online at  Deadlines are November 4-8, depending on Field of Study.


2014 NSF GRFP Deadlines

All deadlines are at  8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

November 04, 2013

§  Engineering

§  Computer and Information Science & Engineering

§  Materials Research

November 05, 2013

§  Mathematical Sciences

§  Chemistry

§  Physics & Astronomy

November 07, 2013

§  Social Sciences

§  Psychology

§  STEM Education & Learning Research

November 08, 2013

§  Life Sciences

§  Geosciences

November 14, 2013: Reference letter deadline

This email was sent to all undergrads, grads, faculty and staff.

By Dr. Whittenburg (on 3/2/2012 @ 16:08:11, in Fellowships, read 740 times)
LaSPACE has opened the 2012 competition for new Graduate Fellowships, Graduate Student Research Assistance (GSRA), LaSPACE Undergraduate Research Assistantships (LURA), and Research Enhancement Awards (REA) proposals. Further details about these programs, the proposal guidelines, and proposal deadlines can be found on the LaSPACE website For your convenience, the most important links and dates are included below. Please contact me (, Ernecia Guidry ( or John Wefel ( if you have any questions. T. Gregory Guzik, Assistant Director Louisiana Space Consortium Graduate Fellowships: Deadline April 30, 2012 Graduate Student Research Assistance: Deadline April 27, 2012 LaSPACE Undergraduate Research Assistantships: Deadline April 27, 2012 Research Enhancement Award: Deadline May 4, 2012
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 2/10/2012 @ 08:40:55, in Fellowships, read 996 times)
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships based in Sacramento. The S&T Policy Fellowship, a unique one-year professional development opportunity, provides the selected fellows with hands-on experience working with the California Legislature to incorporate science and technology into public policy. Eligible applicants will be Ph.D.-level (or equivalent) scientists and engineers who have a sincere interest in California current events, the state legislative process, and a strong desire to learn how policy decisions are made.
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 1/10/2012 @ 08:18:34, in Fellowships, read 872 times)
The website is open for applications for summer 2012 internships through the Research Alliance in Math and Science program (
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 1/5/2012 @ 11:17:15, in Fellowships, read 1111 times)
Summer Application Deadline: January 30, 2012 Summer 2012 Internship Term Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2012 Are you a looking for a real-world, paid scientific/technical internship? Would you enjoy the opportunity to work with NASA to investigate environmental issues relevant to local communities? Are you interested in using science to inform public policy? If the answer to those questions is “yes,” then you may be a competitive candidate for an internship with NASA’s DEVELOP National Program! DEVELOP is a NASA Applied Sciences training and development program where students utilize NASA and partner agency satellite data to conduct hands-on Earth Science research to enhance decision support for local, regional, and national agencies. Please visit or contact Ms. Brandie Mitchell at or 228-688-2917 for more information.
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 12/8/2011 @ 08:45:14, in Fellowships, read 1065 times)
I am pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program Research Solicitation # ICPDP-2012-0001. All information regarding this Program has been posted on the unclassified IC Acquisition Research Center (ARC) located at If you are interested in this solicitation, please visit the website and follow the online instructions to either create a free account if you are a new user, or log in if you already have an existing account. We wish you good luck and look forward to reading your proposals. Sincerely, Julia L. Grants Officer Below is additional information on how to access the Research Solicitation: 1. Go to 2. From here you can either create a new account or click the “Current IC Efforts” tab on the left side of the page. 3. Once you click the “Current IC Efforts” tab you will be prompted to log in. 4. After you log in, you will see the current efforts that are posted. This particular program is listed under the “GSSA/BAA” tab and is entitled “ICPRFP12.”
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/23/2011 @ 11:46:22, in Fellowships, read 1175 times)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer 2012 Research Experiences Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Faculty DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program: Undergraduate students, 10 week research experience, $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences Projects offered at: o National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River o DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory o Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology Locations include CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA, VA U.S. citizenship required Application deadline: January 5, 2012 Questions regarding DHS Education Programs can be sent via e-mail to
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