REMINDER: Dannon Awarding TWO $25,000 Grants for Graduate Students – Deadline 2/15

Dannon, as part of DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, is once again awarding two $25,000 grants to graduate students who show strong interest and potential in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics and/or yogurt.  The 2017-2018 Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant was established in 2012 to help further study of these vastly diverse areas on human health.

 

For students who are studying topics including the gut microbiome’s impact on human health and well-being and/or the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics, this is an exciting opportunity to not only receive educational support, but to connect with a leader in the field. Besides the $25,000 award, Dannon Fellows are connected to each other through this scholarship – encouraging collaboration, communication and future opportunity in the field.

 

Thus far, the Dannon grant has provided support for research on probiotic yogurt during lactation, the use of foods as a delivery vector for beneficial bacteria, technology for studying the adaptation of fermentative microbes to milk, the effects of protein fermentation on the human microbiota and digestive health, and the relationship between probiotics, the gut microbiome and brain function.

 

Dannon will be accepting applications from graduate students until February 15, 2018. For additional information, qualification requirements and to complete the online application, please click here: http://www.DanoneWave.com/fellowship-application/.

 

We look forward to reviewing applications and supporting the next generation of cutting-edge research!

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REMINDER: Josephine De Karman Fellowship – Deadline 1/31

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

 

Eligibility: DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States.  Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2019 and undergraduates entering their senior year (will receive bachelor’s degree in or about June 2019) are eligible for consideration for a 2018-2019 fellowship.  Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. 

 

Award Amount and Duration: $25,000

 

More information: http://www.dekarman.org/

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Call for Participants: NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) Project – Deadline 12/1

Please see attached for more information regarding the call for participants for the NSF EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) project. It is a great (funded!) opportunity for a graduate student to improve teaching and leadership skills while working alongside faculty to enrich STEM content and instruction at local community colleges that are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions.UCSD EAGER Recruitment Flyer 2017-18

To apply, please submit your CV, statement of interest, and letter of support from your PI to Professors Stacey Brydges (sbrydges@ucsd.edu) and Stanley Lo (smlo@ucsd.edu) by December 1, 2017.

Chateaubriand Fellowship – Deadline 1/16

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now openhttp://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Complete applications must be submitted by January 16, 2018

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

Make our Planet Great Again Initiative

In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships this year for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.

Applicants interested in the Make Our Planet Great initiative should complete either the STEM or HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship application:

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.

This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with universities and research organizations in France and the United States. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our website.

BENEFITS

  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Academic relevance of the research project
  • Student’s command of the subject
  • Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
  • Background of the research collaboration
  • Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange

CONTACTS

 

WEBSITE & APPLICATION http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program – Deadline 1/10

Eligibility:

  • be from gender, racial, ethnic and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • have a PhD and/or MD by the start of the grant term.
  • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at an academic research institution located in the U.S
  • Any Citizenship

Award Amount and Duration: Annual $60,000 salary and $20,000 expense allowance for 2-4 years.

More information: http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program

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Office of Fossil Energy – Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship – Deadline 1/3

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college 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 (short for 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.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligibility

  • 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 as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level (Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for fall 2018). Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program

Application deadline: January 3, 2018, 11:59PM EST

 

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3608

 

Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at

http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship

 

For questions please email us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship – Deadline 12/31

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is highly competitive. Since its inception in 1989, NDSEG has awarded nearly 3,500 fellowships from over 58,000 applications to U.S. citizens and nationals who pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines at a U.S. institution of their choosing. NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the direction of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering.

Eligibility:

  • Must be US Citizens/US Nationals
  • Open to students in their early graduate career (those who have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study)

 

Award Amount and Duration: Full tuition and fees for up to four years

More information: http://www.ndsegfellowships.org/application