We are happy to announce that the College of Science Equity Promise Scholarships (formerly known as Emergency Funds) are now available online for OSU academic advisors, faculty, staff, and students to nominate COS students in need. To nominate a student, please visit our COS Equity Promise Scholarship website.

This fund was created for students who may have experienced sudden, extreme circumstances or life events that may hold up a student’s progress to continue or complete their degree at OSU. Funds are limited, so we encourage faculty and staff to nominate students in extreme hardship, but recommend that you submit a recommendation if you are unsure whether a student constitutes “extreme hardship”.

If you have questions, or need more information please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Arbuckle or email science.advising@oregonstate.edu.

Award is given in honor of Clara Simerville, professor emeritus of International Education and Foreign Student Counselor from 1955-1970 and will be presented at the Student Awards Recognition Dinner. The recipient must be a full‐time, degree-seeking, OSU undergraduate or graduate student (U.S. or international) who has voluntarily contributed to cross‐cultural understanding either through personal relationships, research and scholarship, or involvement in campus or community organizations. Deadline: Feb. 15. Nomination form: https://forms.gle/JeFXGPxT9gGzvCTH9 For more information, please email international.scholarships@oregonstate.edu.

https://www.welch1.org/awards/welch-award-in-chemistry/welch-award-guidelines 
The purpose of The Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind as set forth in the will of Robert Alonzo Welch. The founder was interested in chemistry, and in its service to both the betterment and the understanding of human life.  It is also believed this award will play an important role in aiding and strengthening the other programs of the Foundation.

In accordance with these principles, any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on humankind. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

The monetary amount of the award is $500,000.

Deadline: 31 January 2020.

The Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program has announced the proposal topics that it will consider for the next cohort of applicants.

The proposal topics listed on the website, https://orise.orau.gov/icpostdoc/current-opportunities.html, apply to a wide variety of disciplines. Our website also outlines what applicants will need to include when submitting a proposal thought Zintellect, our online application system. Applicants are welcome to look at the opportunities from the last two year, although they we cannot share previously submitted/selected proposals. If faculty wish to serve as a postdoc’s research advisor, the faculty/research advisor’s lab will receive quarterly installments of a lab allowance that will be paid to the university.

If you would be so kind, please share this with your colleagues, recent graduates who have received their PhD within the last five years, and students who will obtain their doctoral degree by October 2020. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, then please let me know.

Thank you,

Joshua Lindamood

Senior Program Specialist

Corporate Peer Review

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development

DEADLINE APPROACHING
2020 Repperger Summer Research Internship Program
Air Force Research Laboratory | Location Varies | $12,000 for 10-week periodThe Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of two Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. This program posthumously honors Dr. Daniel W. Repperger, who mentored many young people during his 35 year research career with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Scientists have been hand selected to mentor because of their technical knowledge, experience, and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, including Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, and Physics. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.
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Nomination Deadline Extended: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00am

The Graduate School is accepting nominations for the Graduate Diversity Advancement Fellowship and Thurgood Marshall Award.

The Graduate Diversity Advancement Fellowship is intended to support the recruitment of graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who demonstrate scholarly promise at OSU. This award—formerly offered separately as the Diversity Advancement Pipeline Fellowship, the Diversity Scholar Recruitment Award, and the Graduate Diversity Recruitment Bonus—has been consolidated into one award and requires only a single nomination for each student. The fellowship details include: a $5,000 scholarship, tuition for three graduate credits during the summer, a 12-month stipend ($32,000 for doctoral students, $24,000 for master’s students), an academic year tuition waiver, and a $2,000 fee subsidy. The Graduate School intends to offer up to seven of these fellowships for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Please reference the following webpage for more information about this award and to access the nomination form: https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/graduate-diversity-advancement-fellowship

The Thurgood Marshall Award is intended to support the retention of meritorious graduate students whose accomplishments and activities demonstrate leadership, service, and commitment to fostering a just and equitable community. The award details include: a stipend of $4,000 and an academic year tuition waiver at the student’s residential rate (if not provided from other funds such as a GTA or GRA). The Graduate School intends to offer up to four of these awards for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Please reference the following webpage for more information about this award and to access the nomination form: https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/marshall-award

If you have any questions, please send an email to Graduate.Scholarships@oregonstate.edu.

Best,

The Graduate School

Dear Dr. Lerner, SCI Scholars is now accepting applications for its prestigious summer 2019 industrial internships. SCI Scholars is open to chemistry and chemical engineering majors who are current sophomore or juniors, US citizens or permanent residents with at least 3.5 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA. Some positions have additional requirements. Selected candidates will receive:$6,000-$10,000+ salary and benefits (varies by internship)Certificate of recognition$1,000 professional development stipendOpportunity to nominate an inspiring high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate and $1,000 to support their curriculum.The application deadline is November 30, 2019. Please direct interested students to www.acs.org/SCI; the 2019 SCI Scholars page provides first-hand information on past internship experiences. You can also post the SCI Scholar flyer, as well as share it with any faculty members who could help promote this program to their students. SCI Scholars was developed by Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to introduce exceptional chemistry and chemical engineering majors to industrial careers. Contact the SCI Scholars program (sci@acs.org) with any questions. If you have students seeking additional experiential opportunities outside of SCI Scholars, you can also direct them to Get Experience, the ACS International Center, or the inChemistryarticle, “Six Summer Job Options To Start Planning for Now.”

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program1, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.

Stipends: 

  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates: 

  • Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 7, 2020 (5:00 PM EST)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program1, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.

Stipends: 

  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates: 

  • Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 7, 2020 (5:00 PM EST)

Microsoft has some grants available for data intensive research. One for computing credit, the other two for $100k. Please share with potentially interested faculty. 
Microsoft / Leonardo DiCaprio:https://www.leonardodicaprio.org/ai-for-earth/  – deadline – Sep 30
LDF and Microsoft are collaborating on the AI for Earth innovation grant to support applicants in creating and deploying open source machine learning models, algorithms, and data sets that directly tackle environmental problems faced by the world today. Grants are $100k for 1-year.

Microsoft AI for Earth – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-earth-grants  – deadline – Oct 7
AI for Earth awards grants to support projects that change the way people and organizations monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems. Depending on project need, the grants can award Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources (including AI tools) and/or data labeling services.

“The grantors are quite liberal with these grants. It is for up to $15K compute credits. Most PIs today require HPCs (high performance computers) for their work. Even, if they already have existing access to HPC resources, these grants can be used to expand those resources, when appropriate. Furthermore, getting an initial grant helps to open a door into some of the folks who are evaluating other grants.”

Microsoft / National Geographic:https://www.nationalgeographic.org/funding-opportunities/grants/what-we-fund/ai-earth-innovation/  – deadline – Oct 9

The National Geographic Society and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support novel projects that create and deploy AI tools to improve the way we monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems for a more sustainable future.
    Proposals may request $5,000 to $100,000. The budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well-justified costs directly required to complete the project.

All are posted on ECOS as well: https://www.science.oregonstate.edu/ecos