Chair’s Scholar Fellowship – University of Pittsburgh

As you know as a member of the Pitt community, our excellence in research depends on finding top graduate students from across the country and around the world. I invite you and your department to nominate your top two students for a Chair’s Scholar Fellowship in the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

Many of you helped last year and we had one of the strongest groups of applicants ever, with over 40 fellowship nominations. We hope you might help again this year.

The Chair’s Scholar Fellowship can include a summer research fellowship of up to $6,800 over four months to support a research experience in the summer before matriculation, a personal computer and an Excellence Award of $4,500 over their first three terms at Pitt. These awards are on top of our generous graduate stipend (currently $27,675), full tuition, and health insurance provided to all graduate students.

Please contact us with the names, e-mail addresses, campus mailing addresses and research interests of your two top students before Friday, November 3rd. This will allow us time to inform students of their nomination and explain what they need to do to apply for fellowship consideration. The nomination form can be found online:

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Thanks and best regards,

-Geoff Hutchison

Chair of the Graduate Recruiting Committee

Prof. Geoffrey Hutchison

Department of Chemistry

University of Pittsburgh

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Pfizer Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity Fellowship

Pfizer Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity fellowship for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.  We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduates from historically under-represented ethnic groups to participate in this research fellowship program.  The same requirements and qualifications apply.  This is a $15K fellowship divided into $12K for the student stipend and $3000 that may be used for lab and travel costs.  The student is required to write a report of his/her progress in January 2018 and will be invited to present his/her research at the La Jolla site at the end of the 2018 summer.  Application deadline is October 23th, 2017.

The research areas of interest  that we will consider funding include organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, crystallography and structural/chemical biology.

We look forward to hearing from you and some excellent UCSD chemistry undergraduate students.  Thank you also in advance for your help in making this program a success.

Feel free to contact me if you need more information.


Paul Richardson

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Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program – Deadline 1/10/18

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required.

Please see the attached program announcement for details. Applicants can establish eligibility and submit an application via the HHMI online competition site.  Applications are due January 10, 2018, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time).

HHMI announced the selection of 15 exceptional scientists as the inaugural class of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. For more information, see our program page or press release.

Program Overview

Fellows will receive funding ($80,000 annually) for up to four years of their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding ($270,000 annually) for up to four years during their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community.


  • The program is open to individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The program is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.
  • The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who:
    • have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent conferred by an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) by the start of the grant term.
    • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.
  • The postdoctoral training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) at an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
  • Applicants can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.

Selection of Fellows

The review process will assess the applicant’s potential for a career as an independent academic researcher and the quality of the training environment with the selected mentor. The selection of finalists will be made by the end of September 2018. Awards may begin as early as September 18, 2018, but no later than January 15, 2019.

Additional Information

A full Program Announcement is available at (also attached).  For questions, contact program staff at

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – Deadline to apply 10/27

As you know, the National Science Foundation (NSF) accepts applications each Fall from eligible PhD students for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). This is a wonderful opportunity that you are all highly encouraged to apply for, as in addition to providing recipients with a generous stipend of $34K/year, it’s also very prestigious to be selected and would be a great boost to your CV!

As a resource to you, there are sample application packets available in the Student Affairs Office provided by your peers, if you’d like to view past successful applications as you prepare to apply. For more information on how to apply, please visit the website:

Application Deadline: October 27th, 2017

Hertz Foundation Fellowship – Deadline to apply 10/27

Insight Data Fellows Programs – Deadline to apply 10/23

Insight is now accepting applications for the January 2018 fellowships in Data Science, Health Data Science, Data Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence.

900+ Insight alumni are now data scientists and data engineers at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, Seven Bridges Genomics, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, and 250+ other top companies.

Insight Fellows Programs:
– 7 week, full-time training fellowship
– Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers & AI specialists
– Join an active community of Insight alumni
– Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
– Tuition-free with need-based scholarships available to help cover living costs

Application Deadline: October 23rd

Insight awards four distinct Fellowships – learn more & apply:

Data Science
– For PhDs & Postdocs (graduating by May 2018)
– Locations: Silicon Valley, NYC, Boston, Seattle & Remote
– Apply:

Health Data Science
– For PhDs, Postdocs & MDs (graduating by May 2018)
– Locations: Silicon Valley & Boston
– Apply:

Data Engineering
– For Bachelors, Masters or PhDs (graduating by May 2018) & professional engineers
– Locations: Silicon Valley & NYC
– Apply:

Artificial Intelligence
– For Bachelors, Masters or PhDs (graduating by May 2018) & professional engineers
– Locations: Silicon Valley & NYC
– Apply:

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Data Science Fellowship – Deadline to apply 10/16

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-01-02 to 2018-02-23.

Application Link:

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Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.