USDA, Rural Development Agency Webinar, March 24th, 1-3PM EST

On Thursday, March 24, 2016  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency will conduct a webinar.

This webinar will feature a presentation by Departmental programs for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available USDA opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is below.

Date:   Thursday, March 24 

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  1. For the Webinar, navigate to the following url: https://usdard.adobeconnect.com/gbojes/
  2. For Audio Only, Dial into the conference line (888-844-9904) from your phone and provide the access code (6815772#)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The National Science Foundation recently issues a Dear Colleague Letter (full text below) announcing a change in eligibility to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  This does not impact GRFP applicants that are currently undergraduates, effective with the 2017 competition (Fall 2016 deadlines), NSF will limit graduate students to only one application to the GRFP. 

 

Candidate Search, NSF Asst. Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

NSF is initiating a national search for the National Science Foundation’s Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates. Dr. Fleming Crim has served in this position, with distinction, since January 2013.

The Assistant Director, MPS, leads a directorate comprised of five divisions – Astronomical Sciences (AST), Chemistry (CHE), Materials Research (DMR), Mathematical Sciences (DMS), Physics (PHY) – and the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (OMA). Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the directorate’s activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Saul Perlmutter, Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabby Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will head the search committee. We seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the mathematical and physical sciences in the areas of research and education; experience developing and overseeing complex scientific facilities; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. Recommendations of individuals from any sector – academic, industry, or government – are welcome. The National Science Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information that you can provide, to the AD/MPS Search Committee via e mail (mpssrch@nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by May 13, 2016.

 

Candidate Search, NSF Asst. Director for Geosciences

NSF is initiating a national search for the National Science Foundation’s Assistant Director for Geosciences (GEO) and seek your assistance in the identification of candidates. Dr. Roger Wakimoto has served in this position, with distinction, since February 2013.

The Assistant Director, GEO, leads a directorate comprised of four divisions: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), Earth Sciences (EAR), Ocean Sciences (OCE), and Polar Programs (PLR). Enclosed is an information sheet that summarizes the directorate’s activities and the responsibilities of the position, together with the criteria that will be used in the search.

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences, will head the search committee. We seek your help in identifying candidates with the following qualifications: outstanding leadership; a deep sense of scholarship; a grasp of the issues facing the geosciences in the areas of research and education; experience developing and overseeing complex scientific facilities; and the ability to serve effectively as a key member of the NSF management team. Recommendations of individuals from any sector – academic, industry, or government – are welcome. The National Science Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.

Please send your recommendations, including any supporting information that you can provide, to the AD/GEO Search Committee via e mail (geosrch@nsf.gov) or at the following address: National Science Foundation, Office of the Director, Suite 1205, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. We would appreciate receiving your recommendations by May 20, 2016.

 

Pandora Road Crew 2016 Summer Internships Now Available!!!

Pandora Road Crew summer 2016 internship opportunities are available!! You can find career and internship opportunities on their careers website. The deadline is Friday March 11 by midnight (Pacific). In order to qualify as a Roadie, candidates must have rising senior status (December 2016 or May/June 2017 graduation date). Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Candidates should click on the job title(s) that interest them and they qualify for based on the skill sets listed. Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Informational materials are listed below.

Pandora Summer 2016 Internship Opportunities

Pandora Recruiting Program FAQs

DOE-EM Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program Internships

The MSIPP Internships is a new program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) for full time students currently enrolled at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). These programs assist current missions of the DOE efforts in environmental management. The MSIPP Internships is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for the next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our mission.

The website link is http://srnl.doe.gov/msipp/internships.htm Students can find information on how to apply, as well as contact information on this site.  The deadline for applications is February 28.

NASA Summer 2016 Internship Session

NASA is accepting graduate and undergraduate student applications for summer 2016 internship opportunities through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) portal. Students may complete applications at the following link http://intern.nasa.gov. Applications are due by  March 1, 2016; however, NASA may begin selecting students as early as February 2016.

If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Daesha Roberts at daesha.d.roberts@nasa.gov.

DHS SRT 2016 Summer Internships available!!

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2016 Summer Research Team Program for
Minority Serving Institutions

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Security Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

Faculty receive a $1,200 weekly stipend.

Graduate students receive a $700 weekly stipend.

Undergraduate students receive a $600 weekly stipend.

All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances.
10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website.

U.S. citizenship required

Previous program participants may apply.
Application deadline: December 20, 2015, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1503

Detailed information about the program can be found at:

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html

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

Fellowship Opportunities for Graduate Students Interested in Disability Policy Research

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited again to offer graduate students opportunities to participate in our fellowships programs!

SSA’s Disability Research Consortium (DRC) is pleased to announce summer fellowships for graduate students in the social sciences and related disciplines.  Mathematica Policy Research, a DRC research center, is administering the program through a cooperative agreement with SSA, and is currently accepting applications for two fellowship opportunities for graduate students conducting research related to disability policy.  These opportunities are funded via the SSA’s DRC.  Applications for both programs are due by Friday, February 12, 2016.  Selected participants for our Programs receive a stipend for their participation.  While these opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs, we appreciate your assistance of distributing this information to our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) student prospects also.  We hope for strong participation from the MSI community.

Summer Fellowship Program and Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Summer Fellowship Program is an opportunity for students in Master’s programs or early in doctoral programs (pre-dissertation phase) to spend the summer of 2016 at Mathematica’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy. The last two years of this program have been highly successful, and we are looking forward to another fantastic experience for this year’s fellows. Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,500 for their efforts over an eight week fellowship period.

We are also pleased to offer a new opportunity this year. The Dissertation Fellowship Program will offer financial support via a $28,000 stipend to students conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy. This program is geared to more advanced graduate students, and in contrast with the summer fellows program, dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution.  This fellowship will run for a year beginning in or around May 2016.

I have attached descriptions of each program to this email. They contain information on each program’s eligibility criteria and application submission guidelines, as well as contact information for students who may have additional questions. This information can also be found at https://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/about/research-funding.html and http://www.disabilitypolicyresearch.org/disability-research-consortium/fellowships. Please share these opportunities with graduate students who might be interested!

For additional information on these opportunities, please see the attached.  Please contact Lynn Fisher (Lynn.Fisher@ssa.gov), if you have any questions.