Please join Prestigious Scholarships advisor LeAnn Adam to learn about funding for research, graduate study, and study abroad. LeAnn will discuss opportunities like Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Gilman, and what steps you can take to submit competitive applications. Snacks provided. Wednesday October 24, 5-6 p.m., West Residence Hall first-floor lounge.

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 1, 2018

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. (Information about past recipients of the Cross Award is available here.)

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout her career, Pat Cross helped the higher education community better understand our students, their characteristics, and their needs, and recognize what our responsibilities should be. Her ground-breaking scholarship paved the way for a legacy of work on age, socioeconomic class, gender, race, sexual orientation, and numerous other aspects of intersectional social identity.

Please visit our site for complete information.

All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2019.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

1. Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and

2. Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

Nomination Process
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

1. Nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator;
2. Supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator;
3. Statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria;
4. A copy of the student’s curriculum vitae.

Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than October 1, 2018. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, January 23–26, 2019. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards will be announced in December 2018, and recognized at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting in January.

The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation is now soliciting applications for the scholarships to be given in 2019. (Of course, applications are always accepted, but they are actively solicited throughout the fall and winter, with a deadline of Feb 15.) We will be giving at least two scholarships this year, possibly more depending on fundraising. One will be designated for an undergraduate. If you know any top students studying renewable energy, in any sense, in Oregon or Washington, please encourage them to apply. All information is on our website,


Thank you!


Dave Reingold, President

Greetings, ONAMI Member Researchers.
We would like to inform you of four internships that may be of interest to your students.  All are part of the ONAMI Graduate Internships in Startups program.  The internships are with Energy Storage Systems (ESS Tech, Inc.), Valliscor, LLC., Abom, Inc., and Cascade ProDrug. 
The ONAMI Graduate Internships are open to graduate students who are currently working with ONAMI Member Researchers, or who have completed their MS or PhD within the last year.  The position descriptions for allof theinternships are attached. Please share these opportunities with your students who may be interested and qualified.
Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to:
·        ESS Tech, Inc., to Julia Song, CTO,
·        Abom, Inc. to Don Megrath,
·        Valliscor, LLC to Rich Carter, co-founder and CEO,
·        Cascade ProDrug to Augie Sick,

Pleasecopy Cindy Dahl ( submissions.
About ONAMI Graduate Internships in Startups:
ONAMI Graduate Internships in Startups (GIST) Program:  ONAMI will fund internships for qualified grad students or recent graduates at ONAMI portfolio companies for 6-9 months.  This is a great opportunity for a student to determine if the startup environment is an attractive career option. Experience to date has proven the internships beneficial to both company and student.

When a match is found (this is determined by the student and company), ONAMI will enter into an agreement with the company, and the student will become a company employee or contractor.  ONAMI will fund the internship at the rate of $25/hour, paid to the company.  The company will provide the intern with salary (at least $25/hour), supervision, training, materials and mentorship.   (Any additional compensation or benefits are the option of the company.)  ONAMI will fund the company up front for half of the internship.  Brief (non-confidential) monthly reports from the student, as well as a mid-term review by both company and student will determine if the internship will proceed. At that point, ONAMI will fund the remainder of the internship.

We look forward to hearing from students interested in the internships.

To the OSU Community:


I write to invite you to consider submitting a proposal for an OSU Women’s Giving Circle grant.  Founded in the spring of 2003 by a group of OSU alumnae and friends, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to enhance the undergraduate experience, directly impact as many OSU students as possible and improve student retention. Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded more than $70,000 to eleven OSU programs.

To apply for a grant please visit

Please note all proposals are due by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Grants will be awarded in May 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Parker at or 541-737-4691.

Kind regards,


Ed Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President

Dear colleague,

The PROMISE internship program invites you to apply to be a mentor for a 2017 summer intern.

Mentors serve as guides by facilitating learning and providing direction for the PROMISE intern. The mentor-mentee relationship helps to build rapport, trust, and shared power allowing the team to co-create a robust, transformative learning, eight-week summer experience from June 26 – August 18, 2017.

The PROMISE program has undergone several revisions throughout the last year to better fit the needs of mentors and students while providing a valuable experience. Review new 2017 changes to the program. These revisions include changes to the application process and timeline, as well as emphasis on forming mentoring relationships that guide students in their personal development and professional growth.

More information about becoming a mentor can be found on the PROMISE program mentor page: The mentor application is due Tuesday, March 7 at 4:00pm.

The student application process will follow during April and requires mentor participation in presenting potential projects, meeting with students to discuss projects, and signing mentor approval forms for student applications.

PROMISE internships are important for OSU and Oregon communities because many PROMISE alumni become leaders in Oregon and beyond. This is also a powerful way we continue to build OSU’s great community and network of professionals. Many of our previous mentors have developed long-term working relationships with their interns, and even continued interns on for hire post-internship.

PROMISE is administered and supported by Diversity & Cultural Engagement within the Division of Student Affairs. For more information about the PROMISE program or updates visit:

For questions or more information contact:

Thank you,

Charlene Martinez, and the entire PROMISE Team

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to women faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development or conducting research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 28, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit for detailed guidelines and application link.

Here are RFPs with upcoming deadlines:

Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research
Bridge Funding Program – Deadline November 10th
The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is announcing funds for up to one Bridge Funding Award based on scientific merit. The purpose of Bridge Funding is to allow researchers to produce data needed to substantiate their proposal resubmission to federal funding agencies for a promising new research project. The Rivkin Center provides interim funding of up to $30,000 to researchers who have submitted an R01, R21, K08, K23, or K99 proposal to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or an original proposal to the Department of Defense (DoD) pertaining to ovarian cancer and who have not received, but were close to, a fundable score. Investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research are eligible. Special consideration will be given to research that has clinical applicability. Funds are for direct costs only; institutional overhead and indirect costs will not be included in the award.

Cancer Research Institute
Technology Impact Award – Deadline November 15th (LOI)
The Cancer Research Institute is proud to announce its Technology Impact Award, a new program designed to challenge the world’s leading scientists and out-of-the box thinkers to create a research plan and assemble a research team that will develop a new technology platform with the potential to transform the field of cancer immunotherapy.

The grant aims to support the development of highly innovative technologies that can ultimately be adopted by the research community at large and that will enable researchers to develop the next generation cancer immunotherapies that can be effective and personalized for each patient. Technologies may facilitate our understanding of the antigenic profile, cellular interplay, and mechanistic pathways within the tumor microenvironment that are essential for an effective anti-tumor response.

To that end, CRI is seeking letters of intent from single investigators for projects that address the technological barriers currently faced in the field of cancer immunotherapy. One grant of up to $1,000,000 is available, payable over a maximum of three years.

American Association for Cancer Research
Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research – Deadline November 15th
The AACR-Aflac, Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support junior faculty to conduct pediatric cancer research and establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer. Grant amount: $100,000.

Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award – Deadline November 22nd
The AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award represents a joint effort to encourage and support tenure-eligible junior faculty. The research proposed for funding must focus on research in cancer etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention and may be basic, translational, or clinical in nature.

The recipient of the 2017 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award is required to give a presentation of their research in a minisymposium at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. (Travel support will be provided, separate from this grant, for the grant recipient to attend the 2018 meeting.) Grant amount: $75,000.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant – Deadline December 13th
The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant represents a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research. This grant is available to independent junior and senior investigators to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to neuroendocrine tumors. Proposed research may be in any discipline of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research.

Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field as well as investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research who have promising ideas and approaches that can be applied to neuroendocrine tumor research. Grant amount: $250,000.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Translational Research Grant – Deadline December 1st
The 2017 Translational Research Grant will fund high priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps in order to help move discovery to application in patients. The grant provides $300,000 over two years for a translational research project that has as its endpoint the development of a pancreatic cancer assessment, prevention or treatment modality. For purposes of this grant, translational research is defined according to the framework conceived by the Translational Research Working Group, created under the auspices of the U.S. National Cancer Advisory Board.

To be eligible for a Translational Research Grant, the scientific validation of the proposed modality must already exist, and the project proposed for funding should represent a practical application of this knowledge. Fundamental discovery or basic science research projects are not eligible for funding through this grant mechanism.

The type of project that will qualify for funding will typically benefit from the inclusion of cross-disciplinary expertise. Therefore, applications can include one contact principal investigator (PI) or a contact PI and a co-PI. If there are two PIs, they should include a basic scientist and a clinician. It is anticipated that five 2017 Translational Research Grants will be awarded.