Tufts University Soft Material Robotics IGERT Fellowships

We invite seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines to explore the Tufts University Soft Material Robotics – IGERT website. Information on how to apply for a 2015 Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Fellowship is available on the website.

As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics.

The Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering

The 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from June 13-27, 2015.  This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron X-ray sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects.  As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities.

Students interested in attending should complete an application at http://neutrons.ornl.gov/nxs/ by February 23, 2015.  Please note that all the travel and lodging costs for students accepted to attend will be covered as part of the school.  Part of the application process includes submission of evaluation letters from among the student’s advisor, department chair and other professors.

Lecture notes and videos of the 2014 NXS School are available at: http://neutrons.ornl.gov/conf/nxs2013/

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Fellowships for Graduate Studies at the Institute for Shock Physics

GRADUATE STUDIES:  Graduate students from a range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics)  have the opportunity to study the response of materials at extreme conditions with internationally renowned scientists at the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP).

Graduate students working within their respective academic departments and ISP will conduct exciting research projects for their Ph.D. degrees.  The Institute emphasizes partnerships with faculty members from other major academic institutions and researchers from the National Laboratories to address significant scientific challenges, including research conducted at the National Laboratories’ User Facilities.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Competitive financial support is available for outstanding Ph.D. students.

For more information about the Graduate Studies Program at the Institute, visit:  http://shock.wsu.edu/education/.  For more information about the Institute for Shock Physics, visit:  www.shock.wsu.edu or email shock@wsu.edu.

Institute for Shock Physics

Washington State University


Duke Noyce Teacher Fellowship

Dear Juniors and Seniors,

The Duke University Master of Arts in Teaching Program is currently accepting applications for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Teacher Fellowship. The Duke Noyce Fellowship is a prestigious, NSF graduate fellowship that recruits highly-successful math and science majors to become high school science and math teachers through Duke’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program. The fellowship provides at least $30,000 of tuition support and a $1,000/month stipend. Conference travel awards of up to $800 and leadership development opportunities are also provided. Highly-competitive candidates will be provided full tuition remission.

Applications for admission are due on January 30, 2015.

Please contact Program Manager, Kate Allman, at kate.allman@duke.edu if you are interested in learning more

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Apply by 1 Dec: Opportunit​y for students and researcher​s to win $150k in the OneStart program

Apply by December 1st for a chance to win $150k to realise your business idea Do you have an idea to solve a critical problem in healthcare? Or do you have the scientific or business know-how to help someone else develop their idea?
The Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) and SR One, the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, have teamed up again for the OneStart competition – the largest life sciences / health care startup accelerator programme in the world – to offer young innovators from all disciplines the chance to win $150k with free lab space, and ongoing legal and business advice from our sponsors to transform their ideas into a successful business.
Applications are now open until December 1st, 2014. To learn more about the programme and start building your team, visit oxbridgebiotech.com/onestart. Who should participate?

  • Science/medical students and researchers interested in spinning out their research or commercializing their ideas
  • Business students and young professionalskeen to get involved in the biotech and healthcare industries
  • Software developers and engineersinterested in contributing their technical skills to realising a product
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship

You do not need to have a team yet, or even have your own idea, as you can register now at our Co-founder Hub (and Discussion Forum) to find teammates to complement your strengths, show your interest to join other teams.
Ideas at all stages of development are welcome. All semi-finalists will be directly mentored by experienced industry professionals for at least six weeks, and invited to attend a biotech business bootcamp in San Francisco in February 2015 with workshops from our global sponsors, including SR One, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda Ventures, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, McKinsey, and others.
We look forward to meeting you in person or via oxbridgebiotech.com/onestart.
If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch via sybil.wong@oxbridgebiotech.com. We would be happy to answer your questions about OneStart and help you move science forward to benefit human health.
Best, Sybil Wong
Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable www.oxbridgebiotech.com/onestart

Encourage your students to apply to OSBP

As the graduate application season is now upon us, we are writing to encourage you to recommend the Ohio State Biochemistry Program (OSBP) to any of your talented students who are interested in graduate education in Biochemistry.

OSBP is an interdisciplinary graduate program that trains students to investigate the biochemical basis of life and disease.  Over 100 faculty from more than 6 colleges are members of OSBP, creating a broad training environment in which students learn theoretical and practical aspects of biochemistry as applied to cutting-edge research problems.  Our outstanding students attend national and international scientific conferences, successfully compete for graduate funding, and participate in a seminar series with world-renowned speakers.  And yet, with only 15 students per year and dedicated core classes, OSBP is a tight-knit community within the larger university.  We believe that the vibrant research community at Ohio State will provide your students with the training and environment to ensure a strong start to their scientific careers.

Application information can be found online at http://osbp.osu.edu/admissions.  All domestic applicants (US citizens) who wish to be considered for graduate school fellowships must complete their applications by December 13, and the final application deadline is January 1.


STEM Teaching Fellowship Opportunity

Dear Colleague:If you have students, friends, or colleagues who want to put their math, science, engineering or technology knowledge to work for the young people who need them most, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity.For top applicants, this prestigious fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a one-year master’s degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia, Indiana, or New Jersey. Fellows undergo a year-long clinical experience in a high-need school, along with rigorous subject matter courses, then commit to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools, with mentoring throughout the entire process.The most successful Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come to us through a recommendation from a trusted source—a professor or colleague like you.  Any qualified, interested student—or for that matter any potential career-changer you may know—can now apply online for the 2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. For more information, please visit our website.

We look forward to hearing from any candidates you can refer to us.

All best,

Jose Ochoa
Director, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships