The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 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 granteddeferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program¹, political asylees, andrefugees, 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.


  • 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 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 8, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Thank you for your assistance.


Sincerely yours,

H. Ray Gamble

Director, Fellowships Office
500 5th Street NW, Keck 531
Washington, DC 20001

Just a reminder that registration is now open for the L.I.V.E. ORISE Department of Defense Sponsors Virtual Career Fair taking place on Wednesday, September 19th from 11 a.m. EST – 3:00 p.m. EST. During L.I.V.E., you can interact with DOD Scientists, ORISE recruiters, explore program booths and learn about the ORISE experience.
You can register today by going to:
Whether you are an undergraduate, a recent graduate or a graduate student, you’ll be able to find a program at ORISE that best fits your career goals. We hope to see you there!
Below are the ORISE DOD programs that will be represented by mentors at the career fair:
•       US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
•       US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease (USAMRIID)
•       US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL)
•       US Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)
•       National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
•       US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
•       US Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
•       US Army Corps of Engineers – Environmental Lab (USACE-EL)
ORISE Recruiters will be available to discuss research opportunities at the following facilities:
•       US Army Public Health Command (USAPHC)
•       US Army Environmental Command (USAEC)
•       US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Command (USAECBC)
•       US Army Research Lab (ARL)
•       US Army Training Support Command (USATSC)
•       US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Department of Public Works (DPW)
•       US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development & Engineering Center  (AMRDEC)
•       US Army Medical Research Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
•       US Army Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (USAWRAIR)
•       US Army Center for Environmental Health (USACEHR)
•       US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR)
•       US Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center  (USATATRC)
•       US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
•       US Army Corps of Engineers – Engineering Research Development Command (USACE-ERDC)
•       National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
•       Defense  POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
•       US Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)
•       US Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton & San Antonio (NAMRU)
•       US Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC)
•       US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM)
•       Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoraland senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awardsinclude generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, andhigher for additional experience. Limited graduate level awards are also available. These awardsprovide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped andstaffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanentresidents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Four annual review cycles:

  • November: Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1
  • May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • August: Opens June 1; Closes August

Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Thank you for your assistance. For more information:

Phone: 202-334-2760




Sincerely yours,

  1. Ray Gamble

Director, Fellowships Office

500 5th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

OnTo develops technologies for recycling and reclamation of lithium-ion battery materials for electric vehicle and other applications.


The Company is accepting applications for an ONAMI Graduate Student Internship position in industrial research and development.  A successful applicant will have interest and experience in  (1) experimental physical sciences, (2) chemical process engineering (3) mechanical engineering and/or (4) automation engineering.


A successful chemistry intern will handle air sensitive compounds, build batteries, deconstruct batteries, characterize materials, program battery testing protocols, develop chemical processes.  A successful engineering intern will program machinery, perform separations and chemical processes on battery materials. The internship anticipates prioritization of chemistry; however, The Company anticipates hiring in all of these areas.


MS students studying chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics engineering, automation engineering, physics or materials science are encouraged to apply.  OnTo is located in Bend, Oregon, which is where the intern will be working.  The position is anticipated to start mid-September (17) 2018 or mid-October (9) 2018, and be completed in June 2019 (assuming 9 months).   The intern will be mentored by Dr. Steve Sloop, President of OnTo Technology LLC.



Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and three reference contacts to