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DOE Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunities available at DOE labs

Application Deadline: October 1, 2013

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists WDTS) is accepting applications to its 2014 Spring Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program.

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NASA Opportunities

2015 NASA Student Airborne Research Program
Application Deadline: Feb. 5, 2015

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated undergraduate students currently in their junior year to apply for the NASA Student Airborne Research Program, also known as SARP 2015. The program provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. Students will assist in the operation of airborne instruments aboard the NASA DC-8 aircraft.


The program takes place in summer 2015. Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will occur at NASA′s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place at the University of California, Irvine.

Successful applicants will be awarded a stipend plus a travel and meals allowance for eight weeks of participation in the program. Housing and local transportation will also be provided.

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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships Program Accepting Proposals for 2015-2016 Academic Year

Proposal Deadline: Feb. 2, 2015

The NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program, or NESSF, is soliciting applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in earth and space sciences, or related disciplines, for the 2015-2016 academic year. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be training grants to the respective universities, with the advisor serving as the principal investigator. The financial support for the NESSF program comes from the Science Mission Directorate’s four science divisions: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics.


2013-14 NASA EPSCoR RID Minigrant Research Opportunity

Proposal Deadline: 16 Sep 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility: Faculty member PI at rank below full professor

The purpose of NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Cooperative Research (EPSCoR) is to help develop core expertise and infrastructure to enable investigators to successfully compete at the national level for resources on research projects and programs in alignment with the missions of the NASA Mission Directorates. NASA-EPSCoR seeding funds will not be used as augmentation of existing federally-funded projects. Priority will be given to proposals that have a high likelihood of leading to follow-up funding from NASA and non-NASA sources outside of the EPSCoR program.
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Summer Student Internships with NASA
Application Deadline March 15, 2013

View a list of student internships availabe thought NASA. More information...


EPSCoR RID Minigrant proposals

Deadline: Jan 11, 2013

We will again fund 3 minigrant proposals @ $25 K each for young faculty seeding grants for one year duration.

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EPSCoR RID Research Student Proposals

Deadlin: Jan 11, 2013

This is a new component of our program in which we will fund 2 students @$7,500 each who are working with industry or government partners within the State for one year duration.

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Mars Exploration Student Data Teams
Deadline: October 1, 2012

The Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (MESDT) is looking for teams of students to participate in a free program for the 2012-13 school year, where student teams work with scientists, mission planners, and educators on the CRISM (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars) team through the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. Student teams research images of Mars using the CRISM instrument, which is currently on-board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), where they will work with real data from the CRISM instrument to assist with future mission landing sites, finding mineral traces associated with certain surface features, and in some cases, submit targeted observations of the surface of Mars! This opportunity will help build confidence and STEM related skills for students to prepare them for future careers in STEM related fields. MESDT has developed curriculum and activities that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards. This program is free of charge and is open to teams from grades 9-college aged students across the U.S. Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 1st, 2012. For more information please visit http://mesdt.asu.edu or e-mail coordinator Brian Grigsby.
MESDT Online Application Form


EPSCoR Research CAN pre-proposals

Deadline: Dec 14, 2012

This is the pre-selection round for the two full proposals that can go onto NASA for $750,000 for 3 years.

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Department of Energy

Postdoctoral Research awards in Select Renewable and Energy Efficiency Disciplines

Application Deadline: Feburary 28, 2013

The 2013 EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards are sponsored by the following EERE Programs:

  • Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Solar
  • Water Power

Research opportunities will be awarded to qualified applicants to work on collaborative applied research of mutual interest to the applicant, the host facility, and the EERE Program sponsoring the award. More information...


Department of Energy FY 2013 Phase I (Release 2) Funding Opportunity

Letters of Intent Deadline: December 17, 2012, 5:00 pm EST.

Grant Applications Deadline: February 5, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2013 Phase I (Release 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000801) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.

DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:

· Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

· Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

· Office of Environmental Management

· Office of Fossil Energy

· Office of Nuclear Energy

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NCIIA E-Team Program

Winter Deadline: February 1, 2013
Spring Deadline: May 10, 2013

NCIIA is excited to announce its new E-Team Program, providing early-stage support and funding of up to $75,000 for student and faculty innovators and entrepreneurs working on market-based technology inventions. The three-stage program expands on NCIIA's E-Team grants to include entrepreneurial and venture coaching, workshops and a potential networking and investment opportunity to better prepare your technology-innovation for market. More Information...


iUTAH Graduate Student Opportunities

University Of Utah - iUTAH Water Sustainability Graduate Research Fellows: Call for Proposals

Deadline: July 15, 2012

Proposal Document

The NSF EPSCoR innovative Urban Transitions and Arid-region Hydro-sustainability (iUTAH) program announces a 2012-2013 call for proposals for Graduate Research Fellows to be located at the University of Utah. Only students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program (or in the terminal graduate degree for their field) at the University of Utah, Utah State University, and BYU as of August 2012 and conducting research in an area broadly pertaining to water sustainability in the Wasatch Front are eligible to apply. More Information...


Utah State University - iUTAH Water Sustainability Graduate Research Fellows: Call for Proposals

Deadline: July 31, 2012

Proposal Document

The NSF EPSCoR innovative Urban Transitions and Arid-region Hydro-sustainability (iUTAH) program announces a 2012-2013 call for proposals for Graduate Research Fellows to be located at Utah State University. Only students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program (or in the terminal graduate degree for their field) at the University of Utah, Utah State University, and BYU as of August 2012 and conducting research in an area broadly pertaining to water sustainability in the Wasatch Front are eligible to apply. More Information...


SC12 Super Computing Conference Student Opportunities - Nov 10-16, 2012

Student Volunteers

Application Deadline: July 31, 2012

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to apply as volunteers to help with the administration of the conference. In exchange for volunteering, you will receive complimentary conference registration, housing (for out-of-town volunteers), and most meals. As a student volunteer, you will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest high performance computing and networking technologies, meet leading researchers from around the world, all while contributing to the success of SC12. More Information...


Student Job Fair

The Broader Engagement (BE) program will host the Student Job/Opportunity Fair during the SC12 conference. This face-to-face event is open to all students participating in the SC12 conference and will enable students interested in graduate fellowships, internships, summer job, graduate school assistant positions or permanent employment to meet with potential employers. At the 2011 Student Job/Opportunity Fair, employers from research labs, academic institutions, recruiting agencies and private industry met with students to discuss about research, employment, internship and co-op opportunities. We expect this year's event to be equally successful. Participating organizations will have the opportunity to interact with the students in computer science, information systems, scientific computing and high performance computing related fields. More Information...


Student Cluster Competition

SC12 will again feature the Student Cluster Competition as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition. Held in collaboration with the Communities Program, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high-performance computing community. Over the last couple years, the competition has drawn teams from around the world, including Europe and Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Russia, and Taiwan. More Information...


Doctoral Showcase Program

Submissions are now being accepted for the Doctoral Showcase program, which for 2012 has been expanded into two tracks: The Dissertation Research Showcase track for Ph.D. students who will be graduating in the next 12 months, and The Early Research Showcase track for Ph.D. and master’s students who are in the early stages of their research. More Information...


Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates

The Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program will provide exposure to HPC research topics and techniques to undergraduate students, at the sophomore level and above. The program will introduce you to various aspects of HPC research at the SC12 conference, to make you aware of opportunities to perform research as an undergraduate and potentially in graduate school or in a job related to HPC topics in computer science and computational science. More Information...


SC12 Mentor/Protégé Program

Many people participating in the Broader Engagement, Student Volunteers and Student Cluster Challenge programs are experiencing SC for the first time. This is an exciting but sometimes overwhelming experience. To help them make the most of their experiences, the Mentor/Protégé Program matches new participants (protégés) with mentors who are willing to share their experiences. More Information...


Scholarship Opportunities

RM URISA Scholarship 2012
Deadline: September 5, 2012 by 5:00 pm MST

The Rocky Mountain chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (RM-URISA) is sponsoring a financial award for students using GIS in their studies.  Any undergraduate or graduate student attending school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming is eligible to apply.  RM-URISA will issue two awards in 2012 in the amount of $500 each. More Information...


Other Opportunities

Vice President for Research, University of Maine

The University of Maine invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Research (VPR). This position is of particular interest to Maine's EPSCoR community in that the VPR traditionally serves as the NSF EPSCoR Project Director for the state. Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2013.
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$175K for STEM teachers - 2013 Teaching Fellowships
Deadline: January 9, 2013 at 12 Noon EST

The Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles Foundation are now accepting online applications for the 2013 fellowship. The Knowles established the foundation in recognition of the importance of quality science and mathematics instruction to the well-being and future of our country as well as in appreciation of the many dedicated science and mathematics teachers that helped form their lives. More Information...

Ecological Data Management Training for LTER Ecologists

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2012

This training is sponsored by the LTERNetwork and will take place August 14 – 16, 2012, at the LTER Network Office in Albuquerque, NM. We have travel funds available for those who need them and are inviting LTER grad students, post docs and interested scientists. Please see http://im.lternet.edu/node/1028 to register on or before July 5, 2012. Your participation will be confirmed by July 8, 2012. Participants will be selected to broadly represent the community. A draft agenda and resources are currently listed on the webpage and will be more fully detailed in the coming weeks.

This workshop is for you if

  • You need to write a data management plan for your NSF proposal.
  • You want (or need) to submit your data to a public data archive.
  • You see the need of managing your data so that they stay available for future use by yourself or your grad students.

The course will cover aspects of the entire data life cycle. Best practices will be introduced including metadata content, data cleaning, database design, management of large data volumes and quality control. Best choices of technologies for various tasks will be discussed and supplemented with hands on exercises in using workflow engines, spreadsheets vs. databases, and web publishing technologies.

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Science: Becoming the Messenger
Registration Deadline: August 10, 2012.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be holding a workshop, "Science: Becoming the Messenger" on August 22, 2012, at the Salt Lake City Marriott City Center. Principal investigators (PI), early career researchers and engineers, graduate students and postdocs from institutions and universities in Utah are invited to attend. For a specially selected group of RESEARCHERS, there will be a second day on August 23, 2012. More Information and Free Registration...


EPSCoR Opportunities

Webinar - Social Media 101 & Your Organziation
Registration Deadline: August 23, 2012

Webinar will be held Thursday Aug 30, 2012, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Are you interested in learning more about the use social media for education and outreach? This one-hour webinar will introduce the different types of social media, provide tips and tools for effectively implementing FaceBook and navigate through different examples of social media pages. Join this BlackBoard webinar sponsored by NSF EPSCoR's Education, Outreach and Diversity Leadership Team to learn strategies for making social media work for your organizations. All interested participants must register at http://bit.ly/MHIAmu by Thursday, August 23, 2012. Conference log-in information and supporting materials will be provided upon registering.

CI-WATER Student Opportunities

New Hydroinformatics Course for Fall 2012

As part of the CI-WATER project this course is being offered at USU with the possibility of being offered simulatiously at the other CI-WATER partner campuses: U of U, BYU and the UWYO. Hydroinformatics is the study, design, development, and deployment of hardware and software systems for hydrologic data collection, distribution, interpretation, and analysis to aid in the understanding and management of water in the natural and built environment. This class will introduce students to fundamental and advanced hydroinformatics concepts and procedures including automated data collection networks, relational databases and data management software, metadata and semantics, data storage file formats and standards, data transformations and automation of data manipulation tasks to support modeling and analysis, web based data distribution and access using web services, and integrated networks of hydro-climate data. More Information...



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