Current Funding Opportunities
Below you will find a regularly updated list of grant, fellowship, internship, postdoc, and other related opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.
- Technology Access Grants
APPLICATIONS REVIEWED BEGINNING: APRIL 15, 2019 (Until 5 grants are awarded)
The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem will fund up to five Technology Access Grants (TAGs) for U of I investigators interested in using the IVIS Imaging Service Center for research. Up to $1,200 per project will be awarded for hours of training provided by the service center, for use of the IVIS Lumina III and for data analysis completed on service center computers.
- Third Way Clean Energy Fellowship
12mo Fellowship for recent graduates
DEADLINE: June 14, 2019
Eligibility and qualifications:
We’re looking for candidates who have:
- a technical background and an understanding of US energy systems
- an advanced degree in a related field
- exceptional research and writing skills
- a desire to put their technical knowledge and skills toward promoting clean energy and climate policy
Clean Energy Fellows play an integral role in the success of our team, and we’re excited to find the next person to fill this position.
Compensation: $50,000 annual stipend and two weeks paid vacation, plus healthcare and benefits.
- PSU Hatfield Center Fellowships in Public Service
DEADLINE: June 15, 2019
Fellows who are placed with our sponsors are considered Project Managers for their matched agency. Projects will vary by sponsor needs, but each of our fellows will carry out a variety of duties over the course of their placement, ending their work with a concrete deliverable to add to their professional portfolio.
- National Park Service Conway Fellowship for POSTDOCS
DEADLINE: June 30, 2019
The National Park Foundation is excited to announce the Conway Science Fellowship, funded through the generous support of Karen Swett Conway, National Park Foundation Board of Directors, and her husband Brian Conway. The fellowship will benefit the National Park Service through innovative scientific research that can inform park management. As the National Park Service begins its second century of park conservation, it strives to ensure that science-based research—capable of transforming our nation’s understanding and appreciation of its natural and cultural heritage—remains a key component of national park management. Three teams consisting of a faculty or senior scientist mentor and a postdoc fellow (within three years of receiving their doctorate degree) will be selected to embark on innovative science research. The applicant(s) will be the faculty employed at the research institution, who will select an appropriate postdoc fellow. Each of the three fellows will focus on a different topical area that addresses some of the National Park Service’s emerging resource management challenges:
- Addressing increasing visitor use by integrating social science and resource stewardship,
- Enhancing ocean and coastal resource stewardship, and
- Embracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale.
We are hoping to attract great minds and great ideas through this competitive fellowship. We hope you will consider the opportunity to make a difference by contributing your talents in the stewardship of our national treasures.
- Associate Editors, The Journal of Science Policy & Governance
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance, a 501-c3 non-profit organization and international, open-access peer reviewed publication, seeks Associate Editors to join the editorial board. This position represents a premier professional development opportunity for students and early career researchers with an interest in science, technology, and innovation policy research and writing.
Eligibility and qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in graduate program (Master’s or PhD), postdoctoral program, or policy fellowship and be in such a role for the following twelve months
- Ability to commit to the forthcoming two issues
- Ideal candidates will have experience in science, policy, and writing/editing
- Must be willing to dedicate 1-3 hours to editorial duties per week, workload varies throughout the academic year
- Review submissions, correspond with authors, and provide edits to authors
- Assist in promoting call for submissions and published issue
- Provide support to Editor-in-Chief, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, and CEO as needed in support of promoting call for submissions, published work, and furthering the mission of the Journal
To apply: Send a resume, a writing sample, and a 2 paragraph cover email explaining your interests in science policy and a writing sample via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of "Associate Editor Application."
- Think Open Fellowships
Think Open Fellows receive stipends up to $1,250 and work closely with the Library to implement Open Education Resources (OER) or openly licensed textbooks into an upcoming course. Fellowships are open to faculty and graduate students. Past participants have created their own textbooks, found openly licensed textbooks to use, and created their own unique openly licensed content. Last year’s cohort saved students over $155,000! Questions should be directed to Marco Seiferle-Valencia, Open Education Librarian, at email@example.com.