The Orion Fund Grant Applications Now Available

We are happy to announce the start of The Orion Fund 2018-2019 grant funding cycle.

 

Since their beginning in 2004, they have grown each year and now work with over forty California colleges and universities, providing grants for college students in medical crisis. In 2018, they awarded twenty-six grants to students with health conditions including brain cancer, renal failure, traumatic brain injury, leukemia, and spinal fracture… from car crashes to cancer. This year they were fortunate to receive a matching grant from the Priem Family Foundation and are in a position to assist even more college students facing a health crisis.

For more information please visit their website: THE ORION FUND.

Applications are due by Thursday, February 21, 2019 and should include the following:

  • The Orion Fund application (Application form here)
  • A personal essay
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or medical advisor
  • Supporting documentation of requested expenses
  • Proof of college enrollment (unofficial transcript)

Applications may be sent electronically to theorionfund@gmail.com (pdf files are appreciated!) or by mail to The Orion Fund, P.O. Box 11518, Piedmont, CA. 94611.

Grant awards will be made by the end of March 2019.

Please note, their mission focuses on students with young adult onset medical issues, rather than congenital medical conditions or long-term learning disorders and they do provide grants for mental health crises.

 

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Engineering & Science in Japan at Tohoku Uni Info Session: this Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Learn how you can do research and study with the UCEAP Japan program at: Tohoku University Engineering & Science in English

 

INFO SESSION: Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Study Abroad Office (located off of Matthews Quad).

 

A representative from Tohoku University will be visiting campus and will be leading this special information session.  For more information about the program:

http://eap.ucop.edu/OurPrograms/japan/Pages/engineering_science_english.aspx

 

-Study Abroad UC San Diego

abroad@ucsd.edu/534-1123

 

USC School of Pharmacy Graduate Programs

Southern-California University of Southern California School of Pharmacy is excited to offer their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for 2018!

Please visit our website to access the application: http://pharmgradprograms.usc.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowships-surf/.

Description:

The USC School of Pharmacy’s SURF program is geared towards increasing learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing either a professional or academic research career in pharmaceutical and translational sciences. Students will develop confidence and independence in conducting research and communicating scientific concepts under the guidance of faculty and other mentors. In addition to daily engagement in the lab, students will attend biweekly entrepreneurship/professional development seminars and participate in a workshop on the graduate school application process so as to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study. At the end of the summer, students will give an oral presentation of their research to their peers and faculty.

Benefits:

  • Participate in cutting-edge research with top USC faculty
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend for a full-time program during summer (minimum of 10 weeks)
  • Gain experience and tools to enhance your application to competitive PhD programs
  • Explore the rich and diverse culture of Southern California in Los Angeles while learning about the resources and graduate training opportunities at the USC School of Pharmacy
  • Develop lasting friendships with fellow participants
  • Housing is provided in shared housing on USC’s University Park Campus on ademonstrated financial need basis only. Evidence of financial need can be demonstrated by providing your most current need-based financial aid package.

NOTE:  housing is only available until Sunday, August 5.

Timeline:

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Awardees will be notified by early April, 2018
  • Full-time program (minimum of 10 weeks)
  • Program Period – two cohorts:

o   Cohort #1:  May 21 – July 27, 2018
OR

o   Cohort #2:  June 18 – August 24, 2018

 

Job opening in Research Safety at Cornell

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Full time Research Safety Specialist position now available at Cornell University.  Please see the below link for more details.

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Research-Safety-Specialist_WDR-00013757?shared_id=87b8f7e9-4102-476f-bf1e-323499dab1b0

 

 

Call for Proposals: Lee Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship

Dear Undergraduate Students & Faculty,

Below is the call for applications for the new William A. Lee Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship for Summer 2018. This competitive program allows undergraduate students to propose, in collaboration with a faculty member, for a $7,500 stipend to support summer research experience. This program is open to all undergraduate students majoring in the Physical Sciences, to work with a faculty member within the Physical Sciences.

Students applying for this program are required to work with a faculty member to develop a research proposal and get that faculty member’s endorsement of the proposal.

Instructions for applications are provided in the attached Call for Proposals.

Applications are due March 9, 2018; 5:00 PM.

Students apply through the following website:  https://goo.gl/forms/81K7vvfRx5MS57VC3
Please send application materials or other inquiries to Sylvia de la Sancha:  DPSexecassist@ucsd.edu

Best Regards,

Steve Boggs

Steven E. Boggs
Dean, Division of Physical Sciences

Chancellor’s Associates Endowed Chair in Physics
University of California, San Diego

Application now available! USC School of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Greetings, All:

We are excited to offer the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for 2017!

Please visit our website at the following to access the application:http://pharmgradprograms.usc.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-fellowships-surf/.

Below is a brief overview of the program:

Description:

The USC School of Pharmacy’s SURF program is geared towards increasing learning and networking opportunities for undergraduate students committed to pursuing either a professional or academic research career in pharmaceutical and translational sciences. Students will develop confidence and independence in conducting research and communicating scientific concepts under the guidance of faculty and other mentors. In addition to daily engagement in the lab, students will attend biweekly entrepreneurship/professional development seminars and participate in a workshop on the graduate school application process so as to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study. At the end of the summer, students will give an oral presentation of their research to their peers and faculty.

Benefits: 

  • Participate in cutting-edge research with top USC faculty
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend for a full-time program during summer (June until mid-August)
  • Gain experience and tools to enhance your application to competitive PhD programs
  • Explore the rich and diverse culture of Southern California in Los Angeles while learning about the resources and graduate training opportunities at the USC School of Pharmacy
  • Develop lasting friendships with fellow participants
  • Housing is provided in shared housing on USC’s University Park Campus on ademonstrated financial need basis only. Evidence of financial need can be demonstrated by providing your most current need-based financial aid package.

NOTE:  housing is only available until Sunday, August 6.

Timeline:

  • 2017 SURF Application Deadline is March 15, 2017
  • Awardees will be notified by early April, 2017
  • Earliest start date: June 1, 2017

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships- Applications Due December 16th

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

 

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

 

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

 

10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

 

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: December 16, 2015, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1468

 

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

 

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

The DHS Education Programs Team

ORAU/ORISE