Fellowships

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five postdoctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

I invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female postdoctoral researchers who are also committed to serving as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Applications will open on November 30, 2015 and are due by February 5, 2016.

The application and more information about the L’Oreal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five postdoctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

I invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female postdoctoral researchers who are also committed to serving as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Applications will open on November 30, 2015 and are due by February 5, 2016.

The application and more information about the L’Oreal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

ARCS Foundation Awards

The ARCS® Foundation, Inc. is a national volunteer women’s organization dedicated to supporting U.S. graduate and undergraduate students by providing scholarships in medicine, engineering and the natural sciences. ARCS or “Achievement Rewards for College Scientists” was formed in 1958 out of concern for U.S. advancement in the sciences. Since then, it has grown to include 17 chapters throughout the United States and its volunteer members have raised more than $91 million and granted 15,322 scholar awards at 54 leading universities. To learn more about the ARCS Foundation, go to arcsfoundation.org.

For awards administered through UGA, please visit: http://bhsi.uga.edu/student-opportunities/student-recognition-programs/arcs-foundation/

NSF: Computer and Information Science and Engineering Awards

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering has four goals:

  • To enable the U.S. to uphold a position of world leadership in computing, communications, and information science and engineering
  • To promote understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computing, communications and information systems in service to society
  • To support and provide advanced cyberinfrastructure to enable and accelerate discovery and innovation across all disciplines
  • To contribute to universal, transparent and affordable participation in an information-based society.

To achieve these, CISE supports investigator initiated research in all areas of computer and information science and engineering, fosters broad interdisciplinary collaboration, helps develop and maintain cutting-edge national computing and information infrastructure for research and education, and contributes to the development of a computer and information technology workforce with skills essential for success in the increasingly competitive global market.

CISE is organized in four divisions: the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI); the Division of Computing & Communication Foundations (CCF); the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS); and the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS). Each division is organized into a small number of programs that are responsible for managing a portfolio of grants and proposal competitions within a broad area of research and education. While individual program directors may be designated as the point of contact for specific sub-disciplines, collaboration takes place within each program, across each division, and between divisions and directorates.

For available funding opportunities: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=CISE

NSF: Computer and Information Science and Engineering Awards

The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering has four goals:

  • To enable the U.S. to uphold a position of world leadership in computing, communications, and information science and engineering
  • To promote understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computing, communications and information systems in service to society
  • To support and provide advanced cyberinfrastructure to enable and accelerate discovery and innovation across all disciplines
  • To contribute to universal, transparent and affordable participation in an information-based society.

To achieve these, CISE supports investigator initiated research in all areas of computer and information science and engineering, fosters broad interdisciplinary collaboration, helps develop and maintain cutting-edge national computing and information infrastructure for research and education, and contributes to the development of a computer and information technology workforce with skills essential for success in the increasingly competitive global market.

CISE is organized in four divisions: the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI); the Division of Computing & Communication Foundations (CCF); the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS); and the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS). Each division is organized into a small number of programs that are responsible for managing a portfolio of grants and proposal competitions within a broad area of research and education. While individual program directors may be designated as the point of contact for specific sub-disciplines, collaboration takes place within each program, across each division, and between divisions and directorates.

For available funding opportunities: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=CISE

James L. Carmon Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to support the recipient’s education at UGA. It is awarded in the fall semester annually to a graduate student whose thesis/dissertation research reflects state-of-the-art utilization of computer  and/or networking technology in the sciences or creative arts. The proposed work will be judged on the basis of creativity and innovation. In particular, a novel application of hardware or software or significant software or hardware design and development is given much greater emphasis than a conventional use of off-the-shelf products.

K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

About the Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

The awards honor the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California-Berkeley.  From 1996 through 2005, the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards were administered by the American Association for Higher Education, where Professor Cross had served as Chair of AAHE’s Board of Directors. The Association of American Colleges and Universities became the partner association in 2006 and is pleased to continue the tradition of this prestigious award.

Eligibility
All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2016.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and
  • Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards provide financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s Annual Meeting. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The awards include travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards are announced in December, and recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards will be recognized at, and will participate in, AAC&U’s Centennial Annual Meeting in January 2016.

For further details: http://www.aacu.org/crossaward

K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

About the Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

The awards honor the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California-Berkeley.  From 1996 through 2005, the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards were administered by the American Association for Higher Education, where Professor Cross had served as Chair of AAHE’s Board of Directors. The Association of American Colleges and Universities became the partner association in 2006 and is pleased to continue the tradition of this prestigious award.

Eligibility
All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2016.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and
  • Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards provide financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s Annual Meeting. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The awards include travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards are announced in December, and recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards will be recognized at, and will participate in, AAC&U’s Centennial Annual Meeting in January 2016.

For further details: http://www.aacu.org/crossaward

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research program

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2015 Solicitation 2. Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday December 15, 2015.

Updates for the 2015 Solicitation 2:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2015 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016.

The 2014 program solicitation and the 2015 Solicitation 1 have resulted in awards to a total of 112 graduate students from more than 50 different universities to conduct thesis research at 15 DOE national laboratories.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov who will forward them to the relevant program offices.

UGA Emerging Leaders Program

The Graduate School’s Emerging Leaders Program is a 2 ½-day intensive program that assists graduate students in strengthening their personal leadership capabilities, exploring professional development opportunities, and interacting with their colleagues from across campus. It is designed for students who plan to complete the terminal degree in their field in the next one to two years of a doctoral program or the last year of a master’s program. The program is offered at no cost to them except for their time, commitment, and transportation to the retreat site during Fall Break.

For more information: http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/professional-development/emerging-leaders-program/

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Program Overview

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

Program Features

The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependents(s) allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research- related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums.

Eligible Applicants

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:

  • Is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  • Is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE
  • Is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins
  • Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program
  • Possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project

Outcomes of participation

  • Research towards the completion of the fellow’s dissertation
  • Enhanced language skills and cultural engagement

Application Information: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Program Overview

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

Program Features

The institutional project period is 18 months. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependents(s) allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research- related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums.

Eligible Applicants

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, students submit individual applications to the IHE. The IHE then submits all eligible individual student applications with its grant application to the U.S. Department of Education.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:

  • Is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  • Is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE
  • Is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins
  • Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program
  • Possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project

Outcomes of participation

  • Research towards the completion of the fellow’s dissertation
  • Enhanced language skills and cultural engagement

Application Information: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

UGA Graduate School Fellowships

Many degree programs within the University of Georgia offer scholarships & fellowships to students seeking a major within their department. Information regarding these departmental awards may be found by visiting the departmental websites.

Extramural fellowships are those awarded by governmental agencies, private foundations, and corporations. Many extramural fellowships are open to international students. Others, such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and some government-sponsored fellowships, are awarded only to U.S. citizens.

The following Fellowships & Scholarships are managed through the Graduate School. Nominations must come from your graduate coordinator.

http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/financial-information/fellowships-scholarships/graduate-school-fellowship/

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Synopsis of Program:

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in 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.

https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Hines Graduate Fellowship

The Hines Fellowship will provide academic year support to a graduate student in Franklin College working on the area of cancer research. The applicant should be in good academic standing, have innovative ideas, a strong work ethic and a creative mind.

For more information, contact Barbara Carlson at bcarlson@uga.edu

Grimes Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

The Grimes Fellowship will provide academic year support to a graduate student in Franklin College majoring in the Natural Sciences working on the area of cancer research. The applicant should be in good academic standing, have innovative ideas, a strong work ethic and a creative mind. In cases where all other factors are equal, preference will be given to a graduate student from Georgia, or someone who has attended UGA or other Georgia educational institutions prior to enrolling in a UGA graduate program.

For more information, contact Barbara Carlson at bcarlson@uga.edu

PhRMA Foundation Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships

The mission of the PhRMA Foundation is to support young scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants at a critical decision point at the outset of their careers. The aim is to encourage young scientists who will be the leaders of tomorrow to pursue careers in research and education related to drug discovery.

The program will help to build a larger pool of highly-trained, top-quality scientists to help meet the growing needs of scientific and academic institutions, government, and the research-intensive pharmaceutical industry.

The Foundation’s program is of particular benefit to the pharmaceutical industry in serving its purpose of developing new life-saving, cost-effective medicines for patients all around the world.

http://www.phrmafoundation.org/

PhRMA Foundation Pre and Post Doctoral Fellowships

The mission of the PhRMA Foundation is to support young scientists in disciplines important to the pharmaceutical industry by awarding them competitive research fellowships and grants at a critical decision point at the outset of their careers. The aim is to encourage young scientists who will be the leaders of tomorrow to pursue careers in research and education related to drug discovery.

The program will help to build a larger pool of highly-trained, top-quality scientists to help meet the growing needs of scientific and academic institutions, government, and the research-intensive pharmaceutical industry.

The Foundation’s program is of particular benefit to the pharmaceutical industry in serving its purpose of developing new life-saving, cost-effective medicines for patients all around the world.

http://www.phrmafoundation.org/

L'Oreal USA for Women in Science Fellowship Program

The L’Oréal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in the STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post‐doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

I invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female post‐doctoral researchers. We are looking for role models for the next generation and hope to help encourage girls to pursue careers in science.

Applications are available now at https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm

More information on the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please e‐mail me at mconeim@us.loreal.com.

Lilly Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Program

Initiated in 2012, the Lilly Innovation Fellowship Award (LIFA) program was created to identify and foster exceptional post-doctoral scientists pursuing ground breaking research projects. The prestigious LIFA program pairs a post-doctoral scientist with their academic mentor and a Lilly scientist, who serves as an industry mentor, to advance an innovative research proposal developed by the fellow. The goal of the LIFA program is to focus on research topics or “Grand Challenges” that will drive innovation in scientific areas of greatest strategic interest to Eli Lilly and Company, while remaining general enough to foster disruptive innovation.

Post-doctoral scientists have an option to elect any of the following research arrangements upon mutual agreement with their academic mentor.

  1. All research performed at academic institution in collaboration with Lilly mentor.
  2. Research performed at academic institution, with a limited number of short-term (less than 6 weeks) “visiting scientist” trips to Lilly.
  3. Research begins at academic institution and after a pre-determined time point, the post-doctoral scientist will transition full-time to a Lilly research site to complete the project under the LIFA Agreement.

Note: For research arrangements 1 and 2, the post-doctoral scientist will be an employee of the academic institution. However, in the research arrangement 3, the post-doctoral scientist will be an employee of the academic institution while at that location and then a Lilly fixed duration employee while at a Lilly site.

Research projects foster career development and are pre-competitive in nature; thus, publication both encouraged and expected. Career development resources and other benefits are provided, including up to four years of salary, benefits and limited travel support to attend scientific meetings while participating in the program.

Consideration for participation in the program is currently limited to invited academic research centers around the world.

For more information email LIFA@Lilly.com or visit http://www.lilly.com/research-development/innovation-starts/Pages/Lilly-Innovation-Fellowship-Award.aspx

Sarah H. Moss Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the Sarah H. Moss Fellowships for 2015-16, beginning with summer semester.  The fellowships, administered by UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), provide funds in amounts of up to $10,000 for travel and related expenses for faculty pursuing advanced study in institutions of higher learning in the U.S. and abroad.

Applicants should be tenure-track faculty at the UGA Athens campus and show promise of unusual accomplishment in study at universities other than in southern states including and contiguous to Georgia. Approval is required of the nominee’s department head and dean if a leave of absence during the academic year is requested. Recipients must agree to return to the University of Georgia for one year after receiving a scholarship or re-pay the amount of the award.

Application materials are due in the CTL by March 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Full information about the fellowship and the application process can be found on the main CTL web page at

http://www.ctl.uga.edu/faculty/sarahmossfellowship

Mountain Lake Biological Station Early-Career Fellowships

The University of Virginia’s, Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) in the southern Appalachians is excited to offer a limited number of fellowships to support station and residency costs for researchers to explore new projects or collect preliminary data. This is a rare opportunity to make an extended stay of up to 2 months at one of North America’s premier field stations at no cost to the researcher.  Preference will be given to individuals and projects with the potential to develop into long-term research activities at the Station. We especially encourage applications from individuals in the postdoctoral or early faculty phases of their careers, but will not exclude other individuals from consideration.

Interested individuals should submit a single pdf file including CV and a 2-3 pp proposal outlining the proposed research to MLBS@virginia.edu. Review of proposals will begin March 14, 2014.  For more information about the fellowship program, research opportunities or Mountain Lake Biological Station (mlbs.org), please contact the Director – Butch Brodie (bbrodie@virginia.edu).

PhRMA Grant for Bioinformatics Research on Trialect

The goal of the Informatics program is to promote development and use of informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. Informatics awards support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in the following areas:

  • Genetics Proteomics
  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • Medical (human) Pathways and Networks
  • Pharmaco- Integrative Biology
  • Population Modeling and Simulation
  • Genomics Molecular Epidemiology

This award provides $20,000 in stipend support per year for one or two years. Applications must be submitted by an accredited U.S. college or university. As the deadline is 3 weeks away, we are reaching out to see if your fellows or junior faculty are interested. The details can be perused on this posting: PhRMA Grant for BioInformatics   at www.Trialect.com .

Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM),offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, Office for Science and Technology (OST), aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects (PUF, MIT-France, France-Chicago, France-Berkeley, France-Stanford projects, joint or international labs, etc.) by encouraging exchange at the doctoral level.

To that end, the Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory. STEM Chateaubriand Fellows are selected through a merit-based competition and priority is given to candidates working toward a dual PhD degree (cotutelle) with their French host institution.

Chateaubriand Fellows receive a stipend of up to 1,400 •/month (depending on other sources of funding) for a 4-9 month period and support for travel expenses and student health insurance. The required level of French remains at the discretion of the host laboratory. All STEM and Health disciplines are eligible.

More information and the application are available on the Chateaubriand website:

http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

The application deadline is January 31, 2014 for fellowships starting between September 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015.

Please visit for the OST‚s website for information on other open calls for proposals:

http://www.france-science.org/-Career-opportunities-.html