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Dear Colleague Letters on NSF Graduate Student Opportunities

Monday, January 9, 2017

NSF released two Dear Colleague Letters regarding graduate student opportunities in Chemistry and Math:

Dear Colleague Letter: Improving Graduate Student Preparedness for the Chemistry Workforce (NSF 17-045)

NSF has identified as one of its Agency Priority Goals an effort to improve graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce (http://www.performance.gov/node/40262?view=public#apg). As part of this effort, the Division of Chemistry (CHE) supports masters and doctoral students so that they can acquire the knowledge, experience, and skills needed for highly productive careers, inside and outside of academe. This Dear Colleague Letter describes opportunities for supplemental funding to enhance the training experience of graduate students currently supported by active CHE research grants.

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship (NSF 17-042)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) aims to provide opportunities to enrich the training of graduate doctoral students in the Mathematical Sciences through the provision of a NSF DMS funded summer research internship program. Towards this objective, DMS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) which is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for the Department of Energy, to establish the NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship program.

The immediate goal of the program is to fund approximately twenty internships, primarily at the National Laboratories. The longer-term goals are to expand the program and to include private industries and nonprofit organizations as hosts. The program is intended to introduce doctoral students in mathematics to interesting applications of mathematical or statistical theories outside of academia. The internships are aimed at students who are interested in understanding the application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to "real world" problems, regardless of whether they plan to pursue an academic or nonacademic career.

STELAR Webinar on Thursday, July 28

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM  

 Hosted by STELAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources. 

On behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), you are invited to attend a special webinar on Thursday, July 28, 11:30-1:30 pm CDT, highlighting upcoming funding opportunities within EHR, especially  aimed at broadening participation in STEM.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Program Officers from all four EHR Divisions will be presenting:

- Division for Research on Learning (DRL)
- Division for Undergraduate Education (DUE)
- Division for Graduate Education (DGE)
- Division for Human Resources and Development (HRD)

Program Highlights will include but are not limited to:

- EHR Core Research (ECR)
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Undergraduate Programs (HBCU-UP)
- Tribal Colleges & Undergraduate Programs (TCUP)
- Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
- Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

You are encouraged to invite your colleagues to attend as well. In some cases, it may useful to reserve a conference room in your institution and invite faculty and program administrators from across the institution to attend the webinar collectively from one location.

We strongly encourage your participation. There will be opportunities to also ask the Program Officers questions and also receive tips on writing competitive NSF grant proposals.

The webinar is FREE but, registration is required.  The connection information will be sent to all registrants a week before the webinar.

We look forward to your participation!

Questions? Email stelar [at] edc [dot] org or visit our website: http://stelar.edc.org.

We hope you can join us!

~ The STELAR Team 

NSF Opportunity - STELAR Webinar

Event date(s): Thursday, July 28, 2016


NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM  

 Hosted by STELAR on behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources. 

On behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), you are invited to attend a special webinar on Thursday, July 28, 11:30-1:30 pm CDT, highlighting upcoming funding opportunities within EHR, especially aimed at broadening participation in STEM.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

Program Officers from all four EHR Divisions will be presenting:

Division for Research on Learning (DRL)
Division for Undergraduate Education (DUE)
Division for Graduate Education (DGE)
Division for Human Resources and Development (HRD)

Program Highlights will include but are not limited to:

EHR Core Research (ECR)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Undergraduate Programs (HBCU-UP)
Tribal Colleges & Undergraduate Programs (TCUP)
Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

You are encouraged to invite your colleagues to attend as well. In some cases, it may useful to reserve a conference room in your institution and invite faculty and program administrators from across the institution to attend the webinar collectively from one location.

We strongly encourage your participation. There will be opportunities to also ask the Program Officers questions and also receive tips on writing competitive NSF grant proposals.

The webinar is FREE but, registration is required.  The connection information will be sent to all registrants a week before the webinar.

We look forward to your participation!

Questions? Email stelar [at] edc [dot] org or visit our website: http://stelar.edc.org.

We hope you can join us!

~ The STELAR Team 

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

Event date(s): Tuesday, December 1, 2015 to Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Applications due Feb. 3 for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

Applications are due Feb. 3, 2016 for the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship program, which provides graduate students from across the country the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) research. Fellows will receive a stipend of $38,000, up to a $12,000 tuition allowance, and up to 50,000 node-hours on the petascale Blue Waters supercomputer to support their research.

The fellowship is designed to support PhD students who are engaged in a program of study and research that is directly relevant to the use of Blue Waters. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics and computational science applications.

Researchers across the country are using Blue Waters to gain new understanding of how viruses attack our bodies, the formation of galaxies and of severe storms, space weather, sub-atomic physics, and other challenging topics. Blue Waters is designed to handle the most compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and data-intensive challenges in computational science and engineering. Blue Waters features:

  • Nearly 27,000 very high-performance computational nodes including more than 4,000 GPUs
  • More than 1.66 petabytes of memory
  • More than 25 usable petabytes of online disk storage
  • Up to 500 petabytes of nearline tape storage

For complete details of the Blue Waters system, visit bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/hardware-summary.

Fellowship applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. by the time of the application deadline. Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Academic record from undergraduate and graduate work
  • Research plan and its relationship to use of the Blue Waters supercomputer
  • GRE scores
  • Related experience and service
  • Letters of reference

Applications, including all supporting materials except reference letters, must be submitted no later than midnight PST on Feb. 3. Reference letters are due by midnight PST on Feb. 10. Awards will be announced in spring 2016, with the tuition allowance applied to the 2016-2017 academic year.

For complete information on the fellowships, visit bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships. Questions? Contact bwgf [at] ncsa [dot] illinois [dot] edu.