“ABRCMS brings together some of the brightest students in the STEM fields to network with each other and those already established. The experience is immeasurable.”
–2014 ABRCMS Attendee
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) provides the opportunity for students to:
• present their research through a poster or oral presentation,
• expand their scientific and professional development through innovative sessions,
• interact with peers through multiple networking opportunities, and
• learn about graduate schools, summer research opportunities, and postdoctoral fellowships through the robust exhibits program.
Encourage your students conducting summer research to submit an abstract to ABRCMS.
• Abstract Submissions Deadline: September 11
• Student Travel Award Deadline: September 11
Make an impact. Mentor the next generation of scientists at ABRCMS. Judges’ Travel Subsidy is available.
• Judges’ Travel Subsidy: September 25
• ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative Fellowship: September 1
Seattle, WA | November 11–14, 2015 | abrcms.org
Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities
There is still time to apply for an exciting Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program opportunity in Europe and Eurasia and the Middle East and North Africa for postdoctoral and early career scholars! Our organization, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2016–2017 is currently accepting applications and opportunities are available in a number of countries, including but not limited to the following:
•Iceland: Fulbright-National Science Foundation
•Belgium: Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Cancer Clinical and Translational Research
•France: Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research); Fulbright-Rhone Alpes Award (Junior Research)
•Poland: STEM — Science and Technology
•Italy: Fulbright-LUISS Junior Research Lectureship
•Israel: Postdoctoral Fellowships
In addition, applications from postdoctoral and early career scholars are welcome for select awards in the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Sweden, Germany and Oman. For a complete award listing and further information please visit our Postdoctoral Scholar Awards page. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the current competition will close on August 3, 2015.
We would appreciate any suggestions you might have for reaching qualified postdoc and early career applicants at your institution. We hope we have provided sufficient information for you to share this news with your networks, though we would be happy to discuss the opportunity in greater detail. If you can recommend an alternative contact, we would also be happy to discuss this with one of your colleagues by email or phone.
Europe/Eurasia and Middle East/North Africa Fulbright Scholar Program Team
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
The Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) is hosting the third annual LSMCE Conference on October 23–25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The conference brings together a community of scholars from all over the United States to focus on accelerating diverse talent along the STEM pipeline. The conference provides a forum to consider and discuss broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM.
LSMCE seeks proposals that address effective recruitment, community building, academic integration, and professional development of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines.
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015, at 11:oo PM EST.
|Breakout Session – Breakout sessions involve 12 presentations, lasting 60 minutes each. Each session will give the presenter 40 minutes for presenting content and 20 minutes for questions and discussion.
|Student Poster Session – Poster presentations that communicate your undergraduate or Master’s degree level STEM research. The poster session allows for the visual display of STEM projects and an overview of your research.
|Bridge to the Doctorate (B2D) Oral Presentation Session – Are you a current Bridge to the Doctorate student seeking a platform to publicize your research? Take advantage of this opportunity to share your research with professionals and potential employers. These highly compact sessions will give Bridge to the Doctorate students 10 minutes to present their graduate STEM research concluding with a 5 minute Q&A.
|Workshop Session– Interactive workshop sessions lasting 60 minutes will provide participants the opportunity to actively explore a topic, strategy or learn a new activity. This session is meant to have a hands-on component. To apply for a workshop session, you will need to provide an abstract (including a title and brief workshop outline) and plans for engaging your audience. Proposals should contain all requested information. Reviewers will judge the quality and community interest in the proposed topic based on submitted proposal.Anticipated workshop attendance between 15–40 participants.Please note that only four workshops will be scheduled.
Early submission is encouraged.
The following calls are now open:
- Scholarship Award (amount will be based on current funding levels – previous awards have ranged from $3,500 — $4,500)
- Year-long undergraduate research seminar and presentation opportunities
- One-on-one pre-graduate advising and graduate application preparation
- Multidisciplinary research community
- Affiliated with the Early Identification Program (easy to become affiliated – just email us at email@example.com to set up a quick appointment!)
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Minimum 125 credits completed as of Spring Quarter 2015
- At least one full academic year remaining before graduating
- Plans to conduct undergraduate research all three quarters of the 2015–16 academic year
- Plans to pursue graduate school
- All majors are encouraged to apply!
Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2015
More information is available at http://depts.washington.edu/eip/presschol.htm and all questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group of anthropology students recently started a new in-house anthropology journal, Heterotopia, the inaugural issue of which will be forthcoming very soon.
Moving forward, the journal seeks contributions of student work and student involvement as peer reviewers and members of the editorial board. (Both grad and undergraduate students)
The mission of Heterotopia is to provide a platform for anthropology students at the University of Washington, and others who have a passion for anthropology, to share their works, ideas, and theoretical perspectives as they critically, reflexively, and analytically engage with the world as seen through an anthropological lens. Anthropology is considered to be an umbrella discipline not only because of the diversity of the four sub-fields – biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology – of which the discipline is comprised but also because anthropology, in its commitment to the study of all that makes human, and all that has made us human, courageously undertakes the work of understanding life for the sake of life. In contested spaces, in spaces of difference and spaces of contradiction, in spaces of solidarity, of evolution, and of revolution, there is a place called anthropology. In bringing to the university community the voices of anthropology, Heterotopia aims to explore all of these spaces and, in doing so, to be a venue showcasing not simply what it means to be an anthropologist, but what it means to do anthropology.
For more information and to find out how to get involved, visit the journal’s website: http://www.heterotopiajournal.org/
NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change
(A new opportunity for undergraduates)
Applications due: June 12, 2015
Are you interested in working on important issues that face our city, nation, and the world? Come work with peers and expert mentors to learn new skills and begin to develop solutions to urban challenges such as:
- Equity and access to public space;
- Youth and homelessness;
- Public transportation as a public good;
- How healthy are we?
- Urban mapping of public services/What resources where?;
- Big data for social good;
- Access to job training and skill building;
- What do we know about the air we breathe and the water we drink?
NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change is a 2-credit workshop offered Sept. 25–28, 2015 on the UW Seattle campus, providing undergraduates from all disciplines an opportunity to learn from regional innovators and develop an interdisciplinary team-based idea of their own. See website for more information and a link to a brief student application. Questions? Email: email@example.com
The Library Research Award for Undergraduates: Glory and a Grand!
What: An opportunity for recognition and reward for undergraduate researchers.
The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials. Undergraduates from all 3 UW campuses are eligible.
Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
When: Deadline to submit is Monday, May 18, 2015, by 5:00pm (PDT).
Where and How: Submission criteria and guidelines are available online at http://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward/.
Questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Undergraduate Research Program is recruiting Volunteers for this year’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11am — 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium, and we invite you to Volunteer and to forward this announcement on.
Here is the link to view volunteer shifts and to sign-up: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/. There are a variety of different volunteer roles before, during, and after the event. Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.
We hope to have you Volunteer, and we appreciate your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!
Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine Summer School 2015: Revolutions in Biomedicine
This year, Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine is launching its first International Summer School. With an overarching program theme of ‘Revolutions in Biomedicine’, the School will provide a research-centered, academic course for bioscience and medicine undergraduates (or recent graduates) from around the world.
The school will:
- Give insight into past, present and future revolutions in biomedicine through lectures, interactive group sessions and seminars
- Give experience of experimental design and the creativity of research by immersion in a laboratory research project
Programme benefits for the students:
- Gain academic credit and enhance their CV
- Intensive and stimulating study at a top world top ten ranked university
- Interact with world-leading medical researchers
- Experience London’s rich cultural and historical heritage
- Make new friends and develop a strong network of contacts
- Enjoy our lively social program
- Website: www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/summerschool
- Dates: 29 June to 17 July 2015 (3 weeks)
- Students: bioscience and medicine undergraduate (and recent graduates) (no course cap for overseas students)
- Academic credit: 7.5 ECTS, 3–4 US (the student’s own institution will determine how much credit is awarded)
- Fees: £3,500 for both home/EU and overseas students (does not include accommodation or travel)
o ‘Immunology and Infection: welcome to the future’
o ‘Advanced therapeutics in heart and lung research’
o ‘Analytical and therapeutic revolutions in cancer and reproductive biology’
o ‘Global health challenges’
- A week-long tissue culture and pharmacology mini-research project on controlling cell proliferation
- Keynote lectures from prestigious speakers
- A career perspective and insight session
- An exciting social program to help you discover London, learn about English culture and start life-long connections
- The chance to secure a scholarship awarded to the student (home/EU or overseas) who can best demonstrate outstanding academic potential. The scholarship will cover tuition fees, accommodation, travel and reasonable living expenses
You can find the link for a printable version of the course flyer here.
Please see our website for more information and contact the Summer School Administrator Dr Jim Osborne (email@example.com) if you have further enquiries.