NSF and NASA Funded Programs for Students
Here are links to specific portals for students:
Paid Summer 2014 Undergrad Research Opportunities:
More than 650 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads
For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.
For Postdoc opportunities:
More than 250 openings nationwide.
For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships
Finally, here is a link to a flyer for you to post or distribute.
We’d be happy to answer any questions you have and to provide your students with assistance in applying to these programs.
Thanks and best wishes,
Senior Associate Director
Institute for Broadening Participation
The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.
Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information or to apply - deadline is January 12, 2014!
The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.
Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:
- Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
- Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
- Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
- Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.
Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars.
The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Summer Term internship/fellowship opportunities at Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories. These competitive, paid internships, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe), and include support for travel and housing.
The three programs accepting applications are:
· Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI),
· Community College Internships (CCI); and
· Visiting Faculty Program (VFP).
Applications for these three programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 10, 2014 (including all required application materials and recommendations).
· The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Paid internships, including a weekly stipend and support for travel and housing, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe). More information about SULI and access to the online application can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/.
· The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs. Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities related to ongoing R&D programs. Paid internships, including a weekly stipend and support for travel and housing, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe). More information about CCI and access to the online application can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/cci/.
· The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas. In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member. Paid internships, including a weekly stipend and support for travel and housing, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe). More information about the VFP and access to the online application can be found at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/.
The SULI, CCI and VFP programs are sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
||Good Afternoon Dr. Lei Yu, P.E.,
My name is Laura Aderotoye and I work on the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) HBCU/MI Summer Internships Program for undergraduate students attending HBCU/MI with the Office of Naval Research. I am contacting you about helping us spread the word about the NRL HBCU/MI Internship Summer Program. The program places undergraduate students at the naval lab in Washington DC for duration of ten (10) weeks. Our program is geared toward freshman to senior (graduating December 2014) students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematic discipline. Student interns are placed in a mentor working environment where they are able to research and to report on a topic related to their interests, giving them the opportunity of real life work experience in a STEM related project.
Please check out the website http://www.nrl.navy.mil/hbcu/ where you can learn more about the program. I have enclosed a copy of our promotional brochure so that you may post it or distribute it to any other faculty members who may want to alert students of this wonderful opportunity. We ask that students apply at https://nrl-hbcu.asee.org/apply/. The program’s application process closes on January 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST.
For information about the program you can either email me email@example.com. I look forward to working with you!
Thank you for your time.
Assistant Program Manager
NRL HBCU/MI Summer Program for Undergraduate Students
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
||NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. Download. FAQ
||Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 2013 Fall Internship Information.
||US Department of Energy, Office of Science. Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 2013 Fall Internship Information - Apply Now!
||TRANLIVE Undergraduate Research Opportunity Summer 2013: Monday, June3 - Friday, July 26. www.tranliveutc.org. (Transportation for Livability by Integrating Vehicles and the Environment). Click to see brochure and download application forms.
PAID INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE for UNDERGRADUATES at the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is headquartered at the University of Southern California. Founded in 1991, SCEC has a mission to gather new information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate this information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. SCEC is funded by the National Science foundation and the United States Geological Survey.
There are 2 SCEC internship programs offered to undergraduate students who are interested in earth sciences and/or its related fields:
USEIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology)
Work as a team to develop technical tools for scientists, educators, and policy makers to communicate important concepts about earthquakes, faults, seismic hazard mitigation, and earthquake risk reduction.
Term & Location: Summer, University of Southern California
Candidates: Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all majors
SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience)
Conduct primary field, laboratory, and/or theoretical research under the supervision of leading scientists in the fields of geophysics, earthquake geology, seismology, tectonics, and geodesy.
Term & Location: Summer, various SCEC institutions
Candidates: Undergraduate juniors and seniors in earth sciences or related fields.
Applications are being accepted now! To apply, visit: http://www.scec.org/education/college/internships/application.php
Priority consideration deadline is Monday, February 25, 2013. Stipend: $5000
To learn more about the specific programs, please visit http://www.scec.org/internship
OR contact Dr. Robert de Groot at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-821-6340
||Innovative Transporation Research Institute. Download Application Form
Your school is invited to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, engineering, and mathematics. This letter contains information about the program at NISTs Boulder, Colorado, campus. A similar program exists at NIST's Gaithersburg, Maryland, campus.
Applications for participation in the SURF NIST Boulder program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students or faculty. We invite your Office of Sponsored Programs or Grants Office, to prepare a single proposal to the SURF NIST Boulder program. (A separate proposal would be required for NIST Gaithersburg.) This proposal will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials provided by each student applicant. An administrative announcement of this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) has been posted on both Grants.gov and our program Web site.
SURF NIST Boulder: http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/
Application due date: February 15, 2013 [paper application, 5:00 p.m. (MT); electronic application submitted to Grants.gov, 11:59 p.m.(ET)]
Students applying to the SURF NIST Boulder program will be matched to opportunities in the Boulder divisions:
Applied Chemicals and Materials Division
Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division
Statistical modeling and analysis
Time and Frequency
Please circulate the information about this program to other appropriate academic departments and administrative staff at your institution. We encourage you to print and post our information poster that is attached to this message. You may also download our poster from our Web site, given below.
Further information and application materials may be found at these Web sites:
SURF NIST Boulder http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/
SURF NIST Gaithersburg http://www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/
Subject: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) @ LearnLab
Dear Dr. Lei Yu, Ph.D., P.E,
We would ask you to make your students at Texas Southern University in the College of Science and Technology aware of a summer internship program that is available at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
The application for this program is attached and can also be found at http://www.learnlab.org/opportunities/LearnLab_Summer_REU.php. We would ask that you disseminate this information to your faculty and to undergraduates. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
This REU program is sponsored by LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab's REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU program supports LearnLab's commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.
Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments. The REU program will expose students to the excitement and opportunities of a research career. This experience will provide excellent preparation for students interested in subsequently pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. degree. Although students from other years may apply, this opportunity is most fitting for a student at the end of the junior year of undergraduate studies.
Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $4000 for the eight-week REU program. Food, housing and travel will also be provided. Students will conduct research in an area matched to the interests expressed in the student's application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.
Seminars specific to those participating in the REU program will be held weekly including seminars on graduate admissions and career opportunities in science, education, computer science and engineering. In addition, LearnLab seminars and those held by Carnegie Mellon's Human Computer Interaction Institute and Language Technologies Institute and seminars at Pitt's Language Research and Development Center will be open to the students, giving them exposure to a wide range of research in learning sciences.
There are several benefits that the participating students may receive. If the studentâ€™s research in the summer is of high quality and has added value to an ongoing research project, past students have been asked to be a coauthor on the research team's publication on that subject. Addition of publications to the resume of a graduate school applicant always greatly improves the application. If the quality of the research is high, the faculty member who advised the student would likely be willing to write a letter of recommendation for the student which could be included in a graduate school application. Research experience in one of the National Science Foundation's premier research centers will be viewed attractively. Finally, a summer spent in one of the National Science Foundation's premier project areas is a plus in an application whether it be for entry to Carnegie Mellon or the University of Pittsburgh or to any other institution.
There are scholarships available for graduate work on projects in LearnLab. The student should inquire about these possibilities during the summer program.
REU Program Dates: Students will begin their research experience on Sunday, June 2, 2013 with a welcoming reception and information session. The REU program will end on Friday July 26, 2013 with a poster session in the afternoon. Submission of an application indicates that the applicant agrees to be present from June 2 to 4pm July 26, 2013 inclusive.
Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013. Students will be informed of our decision by March 1, 2013.
Minimum Requirements: Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA out of 4.0 although we will consider students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations.
Number of slots/ positions available: LearnLab can accommodate as many as 10 positions, although in any given year, we may decide to fund less than 10 applicants
LearnLab Managing Director
NASA is opening its DEVELOP internship program application period for the Summer Session. The NASA DEVELOP National Program fosters an interdisciplinary research environment for interns to work on applied science research projects under the guidance of NASA and partner science advisors. DEVELOP is unique in that interns lead research projects that focus on utilizing NASA Earth observations to address community concerns and public policy issues. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders. I have attached the application form for dissemination to your students.
Internship opportunities are available during the spring, summer, and fall. Applications are encouraged from students interested in science, technology, and policy, age 16 and older, and enrolled in a U.S. accredited school. Students can apply to one of twelve NASA DEVELOP sites.
More information regarding this program may be found at: develop.larc.nasa.gov .
To apply students should follow the requirements and guidelines listed below:
+ Current high school, college, or graduate school student at an accredited US school
+ At least 16 years of age and able to provide personal transportation to and from the DEVELOP location
+ Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (cumulative or most recent semester)
+ Recent graduates are eligible for one term within a year of their graduation date
+ U.S. citizenship is required to apply to DEVELOP locations at NASA Centers
Important Information Regarding the Application Process:
+ Applications must be postmarked by the deadline and sent to the National Program Office (NPO).
+ Incomplete applications, or those postmarked after the deadline, may not be considered.
+ Applicants will receive receipt confirmation of their application within two weeks after the postmark deadline.
+ Applications will be reviewed by the NPO as well as the centers to which the intern applied.
+ Interviews will occur in person (when possible) or over the phone (if the student is not local).
+ After the selection process is complete, each applicant will receive notification regarding their status.
Fall 2012 Term:
+ DEVELOP is no longer accepting applications for Fall.
+ Term Dates: Sept 10 – Nov 16, 2012
Spring 2013 Term:
+ Application postmark deadline of November 15, 2012 has passed.
+ Term Dates: Jan 28 – April 5, 2013
Summer 2013 Term:
+ Application postmark deadline: February 4, 2013.
+ Term Dates: June 3 – Aug 9, 2013
Applications must be mailed to:
DEVELOP National Program Office
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 23681
International students interested in working with the DEVELOP Program must be currently registered at an accredited U.S. school. International students are not eligible to apply to NASA Center Locations or the Great Lakes office, however, they are eligible to apply to Regional Locations and Leveraged Academic Locations. There is an exception for the NSSTC (Marshall Space Flight Center) that allows international students to apply to that location. Acceptances for international students are conditional upon proof of a visa or approved OPT that will allow them to legally work within the U.S. Students who do not meet these requirements are not eligible to participate in the DEVELOP Program.
Locations International Students can apply to:
+ NSSTC at Marshall Space Flight Center - Huntsville, AL
+ Mobile County Health Department - Mobile, AL
+ North Central Climate Science Center - Fort Collins, CO
+ Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
+ Wise County and City of Norton Clerk of Court’s Office - Wise, VA
*Not all DEVELOP’s Regional and Leveraged Academic Locations actively conduct DEVELOP projects every term. Please contact the National Program Office for more information regarding active locations for a specific term.
Click here to download New Candidate Application.
||The NASA Academy. The NASA Academy is an intensive 10-week summer internship for highly motivated and successfulundergraduate and graduate students.Application deadline is in January of each calendar year
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the US Department of Fossil Energy, is a paid 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors)
Application accepted from Novermber 16, 2012 to January 18, 2013. Internship runs from June 3, 2013 to August 9, 2013.
||Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 24 to August 23, 2013; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2013. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing is provided. For more information, please visit our website:
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Walter at email@example.com or call 847-467-0470.
Interested in a summer internship? Consider the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)!
We are now accepting application for the 2013 Summer Program.
The deadline to apply is January 10 - apply online now at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/!
ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus of materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!
Benefits of the spring SULI program include:
· 10 weeks (June 3-August 9) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist or engineer
· career development workshops
· laboratory tours
· stipend of $500 per week
· travel reimbursement (for those who qualify)
· housing allowance (for those who qualify)
Contact Julie Malicoat at Julie.Malicoat@orau.org for additional information!
Educational Student Programs
ORNL, Bldg. 5100, MS 6173
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6173
Phone: (865) 576-2311
FAX: (865) 574-4528
|The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program. The application deadline for the Spring 2013 program is September 23, 2012. Visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships
Job Title:NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program Opportunities
Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Agency:Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Job Announcement Number:JS12P0001
SALARY RANGE: $27,990.00 to $84,139.00 / Per Year
Plese visit http://pathways.jsc.nasa.gov/index.html
||Opportunity for Current Freshmen in College - P&G Research Your Future in Science Seminar
Each summer P&G hosts a science seminar designed to expose freshmen in college to opportunities for using their science degree after school. The seminar is an all expense paid opportunity to spend 3-4 days immersed in a Fortune 50 company's R&D organization. On top of that, participants will interview and if successful, will leave with an internship or co-op for 2013.
The program is targeting students who are currently enrolled as a 1st year Bachelor's or 1st year Associates degree student in a Science or Engineering Technology related discipline [i.e., Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Other Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering Technology (CET), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), etc.]. Online applications must be received by June 8, 2012, to be considered for the 2012 Research your Future in Science Seminar which will be held July 31-Aug 3, 2012.
||The Central Intelligence Agency is seeking talented individuals for the following opportunities, both full-time and internship/co-op. For fulltime applicants, candidates should be one year or less from graduation. Intern/Co-op students should be freshmen or sophomore-level students. All applicants must be US citizens and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Applications Developer
- Computer Engineer
- Network Engineering
- Data Center and Systems Operation
- Customer Support Information Technology
If interested send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Research Experience for Undergraduates, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Kentucky, Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, May 31 – July 27, 2012
||Sensing and Signaling Research Experience for Undergraduates. Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Tennessee. May 28 - August 3, 2012
||REU in NANOTECHNOLOGY at UMass Amherst.The 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) in Nanoscale Science & Engineering
||Environmental Protection Agency Student Diversity Internship Program.
||2011 Federal Agency Internship and Scholarship Opportunities. July 06, 2011
For additional information:
College of Science and Technology
Texas Southern University
Office of Student Services and Instructional Support
3100 Cleburne Avenue Houston Texas 77004