White House Internship Program and D.C. Scholars – Final Application Cycles

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR

THE WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND THE D.C. SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT THE WHITE HOUSE

IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Do you know leaders interested in interning at the White House for the Obama Administration?  Encourage them to apply today for the Fall 2016 White House Internship Program – the final internship opportunity in the Obama Administration.  This select group of young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)
  • Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
  • A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

Every summer since the start of the Obama Administration in 2009, graduating high school seniors from public and charter high schools in the District of Columbia have been invited to apply for a part-time summer internship opportunity at the White House through the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House.

Additional information on both programs, including eligibility requirements, application materials, and internship timelines are available on our website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/about.

How can you help?

  • Promote the White House Internship Program at your alma mater.  Email internship_info@who.eop.gov for more information.
  • Encourage eligible applicants to apply before the deadline – the final intern application cycle in the Obama Administration!  The Fall 2016 White House Internship Program application cycle closes on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM, EST and the application for the D.C. Scholars Program at the White House closes on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.  Application questions should be directed to intern_application@who.eop.gov and DCScholar_Info@who.eop.gov.
  • Distribute the attached flyers to potential applicants and other contacts who may be interested in the program.

 

Funding Webinar: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency , March 24 1-3PM

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 (888-790-1717) from your phone and provide the access code (66247273)

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Deadline is June 14, 2016

The National Science Foundation just released a new solicitation for the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program.  AGEP seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.

The AGEP program goal is to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty, in specific STEM disciplines and STEM education research fields, by advancing knowledge about pathways to career success. The program objectives include:  (1) to support the development, implementation and study of innovative models of doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields and (2) to advance knowledge about the underlying issues, policies and practices that have an impact on the participation, transitions and advancement of historically underrepresented minorities in the STEM academy.

Links to the full solicitation are below.

HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

PDF: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

TXT: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

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

RFP – NSF INCLUDES – Preliminary Proposal Due Date – April 15, 2016

The National Science Foundation just released a new solicitation – Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES).

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to develop talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. The initiative aims to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise, including women, members of racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with low socio-economic status. Significant advancement of these groups will result in a new generation of promising STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future in science and technology.

The grand challenge of broadening participation in STEM is to transform the STEM enterprise at all levels in order to fully engage the nation’s talent for the ultimate improvement of the STEM enterprise. As a comprehensive national initiative, NSF INCLUDES aims to address the various complex equity and inclusion-related challenges and opportunities that characterize the nation’s cultural and linguistic diversity, with a specific emphasis on the aforementioned groups. The goal is to achieve national level impact and progress toward STEM inclusion. Viewing this challenge as a social innovation problem, NSF is particularly interested in using approaches to scaling and growth such as collective impact, networked communities and strategic partnerships. The objective is to develop networks that involve representative organizations and consortia from different sectors that are committed to a common agenda to solve a specific STEM inclusion problem at scale. The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support, over the next ten years, innovative models, networks, partnerships, and research that enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that women, blacks, Hispanics, and people with disabilities are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.

 

NSF INCLUDES aims to fund approximately 40 Design and Development Launch Pilots at ~$300,000 each.  Proposers are encouraged  to enlist partners (e.g., industry, foundations, states) who can help leverage and expand support beyond the federal dollars.  More importantly, in FY 2017, all  Pilot projects will be eligible to apply for full NSF INCLUDES Alliances, proposed in the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request at a level of $12.5 million each for five years.

 

Below is the link to the NSF INCLUDES solicitation and a Dear Colleague Letter about the program. HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16544/nsf16544.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click Public Comment: Please see Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 16-048 for related information.