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.
- The U of I Data Science Competition
DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2019
Winners will receive up to $1,000 in scholarships. There are two tracks: Data Analysis/Machine Learning and Data Visualization. Anyone with a University of Idaho email address is welcome to participate in either or both of the competitions. However, prizes will be limited to currently registered undergraduate and graduate students.
- Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Fellowships
DEADLINE: 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, MAY 9, 2019
Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period. The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2019 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 28, 2019 and March 2, 2020. Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 410 graduate awardees from more than 120 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation. The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE). For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- National Nuclear Administration Fellowship Program
DEADLINE: 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, MAY 9, 2019
NGFP places highly qualified graduate students into year-long assignments across the NNSA nuclear security mission space, including: Nonproliferation. Fellows work closely with international partners, key U.S. federal agencies, U.S. national laboratories, and the private sector to detect, secure, and dispose of dangerous nuclear and radiological material, and related weapons of mass destruction technology and expertise. Stockpile Stewardship. Fellows work to ensure the Nation sustains a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent through the application of science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. The central mission includes maintaining the active stockpile, life extension programs, and weapons dismantlement. Infrastructure and Oversight. Fellows contribute to the secure production and laboratory infrastructure that meet immediate and long-term needs. This work includes the people, systems, and processes necessary to succeed in the acquisition of mission capabilities, products, and services. Each fellow is assigned to a specific NNSA program or site office. During their year-long assignments, fellows participate in professional development, training, and networking opportunities with leaders from across the nuclear security enterprise. Actual events and activities vary by year.
- February 4, 2019: Candidates can begin submitting applications online
- October 2, 2019: Application deadline
- November 2019: Interviews begin
- December 2019: Employment offers are made and hiring and security clearance processing begins
- June 2020: Fellowships begin
- June 2021: Fellowships complete
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.