U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)
Application closes Friday, January 2, 2015 – click http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/ to get started NOW!
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance. For more information, visithttp://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.
- Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
- Be a U.S. Citizen;
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
- Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree
University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories
Spend Spring, Summer or Autumn on San Juan Island, Washington
2015 courses and research in marine science for undergrads, post-bacs and graduate students from around the world
Apply Online: http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/
SPRING QUARTER 2015
March 30 — June 5 (10 weeks), application review Jan. 25*
THE ZOO-BOT QUARTER:
Students participate in a combination of 3 or 4 courses:
1. Marine Zoology (FHL/BIOL 430, 5 credits) and
2. Marine Botany (FHL/BIOL 440, 5 credits) and
3. Choice of a Research Experience (6 credits):
Nearshore Ecology Research Experience (FHL 450) or
Aquatic Animals Research Experience (FHL 460)
4. Undergraduate Seminar (optional, FHL 490, 1 credit)
– Marine Protist Ecology (OCEAN 492, 15 credits)
SUMMER SESSION A 2015
June 15 — July 17 (5 weeks), application review Feb. 1*
9-credit courses (select one):
– Marine Invertebrate Zoology (FHL/BIOL 432)
– Marine Algae (FHL/BIOL 539)
– Comparative Invertebrate Embryology (FHL/BIOL 536)
– Sensory Biology & Behavior of Fishes (FHL/FISH 528 A)
SUMMER SESSION B 2015
July 20 — Aug. 21 (5 weeks), application review Feb. 1*
9-credit courses (select one):
– Ecology & Conservation of Marine Birds & Mammals (FHL/FISH 492)
– Ocean Acidification (FHL/BIOL 568 A)
– Fish Swimming (FHL/FISH 528 B)
– Experimental Marine Ecology (FHL/BIOL 568 B)
– Scientific Diving & the Ecology of Temperate Reefs
(FHL/BIOL 568 C)
Summer Research Internships 2015
June 15 — Aug. 15 (8 weeks) Application deadline March 1
Paid internships targeted to undergraduates
Funded by NSF REU, BEACON and the Blinks Endowment
Late Summer 2015 Non-Credit Workshops
Aug. 24 — Sept. 4 (3 weeks), application review Feb. 1*
– Annelid Diversity & Evolution
– Practical Computing for Biologists (and Other Scientists)
AUTUMN QUARTER 2015
Sept. 30 — Dec. 11 (10 weeks)
application review dates: May 15 (early review) and July 1*
– Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the
San Juan Archipelago (OCEAN 492, 15 credits)
MARINE BIOLOGY QUARTER (MBQ)
Students select a combination of courses from a list of
undergraduate-level course choices to total full-time
enrollment (12 or more credits). Courses to be determined.
* For priority review submit your
application by the date listed; late
applications will be accepted if
University of Washington
Friday Harbor Laboratories
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a $10,000
undergraduate student award for the 2015–2016 academic year. As such, they
are seeking student nominees from University of Washington faculty
members. The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium serves as the liaison
between the UW and ASF.
Faculty should select an outstanding UW undergraduate student who is
majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines.
Student nominees must be highly motivated, focused on their scientific
objectives, and possess intellectual daring. No interest in an astronaut
career is required.
Please keep in mind that students cannot apply directly for this award and
must be nominated by a faculty member.
We recommend that interested students take initiative and download the
scholarship application materials from the URL identified below, then meet
with a faculty member for nomination purposes.
Nomination forms and more detailed ASF scholarship information may be
downloaded from: http://www.waspacegrant.org/undergr.html
Eligibility and Application process:
–Must be a United States citizen
–Must be identified and nominated by at least one faculty member who knows
the student personally and well
–Must be entering junior or senior undergraduate year
Accompanying the nomination form must be:
–Two nomination letters from faculty members; one must be from the
–A short statement of interest, activities, hobbies, and goals
–An official transcript
–Financial Summary Form
–Proof of citizenship
ASF Nomination documents may be delivered to the address below in person
or via post mail no later than January 30, 2015 at 5pm.
Washington NASA Space Grant
attn: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Seattle, WA 98195
This year¹s ASF Scholar is John Mehlhaff, who is pursuing a double major
in physics and computer science. A complete list of past UW awardees and
their majors may be found here:
Questions should be directed to me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see
attached flyer and share with interested parties.
|Announcing the 2015 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship!
The Bullitt Foundation will start accepting applications for the Bullitt Environmental Fellowship on January 1, 2015. Each year, one outstanding graduate student from a university located in the Pacific Northwest or British Columbia is selected for this prestigious award of $100,000, distributed over two years. The Fellowship was established in 2007 to honor Priscilla Bullitt Collins, the late chair of the Bullitt Foundation who donated her time, energy and money working for the public good.
Candidates must have a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty member nomination. Students of color, or those who come from a disadvantaged background or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
Please help us spread this announcement widely by sharing with your colleagues and encourage any graduate candidate student with the desired qualities to submit an application by April 1, 2015. More information, FAQ’s, and application instructions can be found on our website.
Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is a program housed at the University of Washington, aimed to those students wishing to pursue a career in Biomedical Research.
PREP will recruit candidates from underrepresented minority, economically disadvantaged, and physically disabled groups who already hold baccalaureate degrees and wish to optimize their preparation for and successful completion of graduate studies leading to a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. The program will provide the following:
- One year Mentored Laboratory Experience
- Graduate School application assistance
- Travel to attend one national conference
- GRE course
- Writing course
- Health and dental benefits
- Tuition Assistance for one course at the UW
Salary of $27,000/year
Applications for the academic year 2015–2016 are now open and until Feb 15, 2015.
For more information please visit our website: https://depts.washington.edu/uwprep/
Applications are still being accepted for the Waseda Global Leadership Program. Current sophomores and juniors from all majors are encouraged to apply (to see a list of course offerings visit: http://www.cie-waseda.jp/glp/us/curriculum/disciplinary-courses)
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 9, 2015
This year-long exchange puts you in the heart of Tokyo, housing costs covered. Students will attend classes at Waseda University and experience Japanese culture with a small cohort of students from across the nation (Columbia, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown). For more information, please visit our website.
This interdisciplinary leadership program runs autumn 2015-spring 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Students will receive UW credit (Honors or other credits per pre-approval). Housing costs are covered through the program; however, students will need to cover tuition (cost of UW tuition), airfare, food, and spending money. Students accepted to this “integrated study abroad” program will enroll in a preparatory seminar during spring quarter and engage with a small cohort of GLP Waseda exchange students who are spending the current academic year at the UW. In addition, during the year long program at Waseda University, UW students will engage with a cohort of students from US universities who are part of the GLP cohort (at present UW, Columbia, Georgetown, University of California-Berkeley, and University of Pennsylvania).
Fast Facts for Waseda
- Most Waseda classes are taught in English.
- Most classes are 2 credits and meet once per week for 1.5 hours.
- Most students take eight to ten courses per semester.
- 45–54 credits per year is an average course load. Most students take up to five classes per semester, and some take up to seven.
- The Waseda academic structure is based on the “Zemi” model. A Zemi is a unique Japanese academic experience that is a cross between a seminar, lab, and social network/club.
- Academic calendar:
- Autumn semester: September 21 — February 5
- Spring semester: April 1 — August 2
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXTRAVAGANZA
Poster Session & Competition
January 17, 2015 ~ Phoenix, AZ
Abstract Submissions Due by November 15 to Scott Burgess
Conference Areas of Focus:
Free Registration for Undergraduate Researchers Participating in Sessions on January 17.
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Session for High School Programs
- Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions
- Undergraduate Research Roundtable Sessions