REU Program in Optoelectronic Materials – Mississippi State University

The Mississippi State University Chemical Engineering Department seeks applicants for an interdisciplinary NSF-supported summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who have not yet graduated can participate Summer Research Program activities in Optoelectronic Materials. The selected students work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor in the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The students will have the opportunities to participate in professional development, social and outreach activities. Student participants will receive a $6,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance.

Program Dates: May 30 – August 4, 2023 (10 weeks)

2023-2024 Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science (HDRFS) Seed Grants

The NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science (HDRFS) project has released a Request for Proposals for 2023-2024 Seed Grants. The overarching goal of the HDRFS project is to increase the capacity of Nevada for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development and to demonstrate this increased capacity through fire research in the regionally important sagebrush ecosystem.

HDRFS will engage faculty in areas related to, but not recognized in, the current research to provide new opportunities and pursue high-risk, high-impact research. HDRFS seed funding is not intended to provide a substitute for NSF individual investigator funding. Seed grant funding will provide strategic mechanisms for additional research, education, and workforce development (E-WFD), and sustainability in relevant areas and will provide proof of principle results needed to secure external funding. Research areas should align with the 2020 NSHE Science and Technology Plan (S&T). Research areas may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Ecology (Eco)
  • Hydrology (Hydro)
  • Fire Processes (FP)
  • Fire Emissions and their Atmospheric Aging (FEAA)
  • Cyberinfrastructure Innovations (CII)
  • Education and Workforce Development (E-WFD
  • Broadening Participation (BP)

Delaware BRIDGE Fellowship

This two-year, post-baccalaureate fellowship program is designed to provide students from underrepresented groups (first-generation college students, students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, underrepresented minorities) with intensive training in data science and applying it to studying the brain and behavior. Along with graduate-level coursework, BRIDGE scholars will engage in mentored research and professional development from multiple mentors at our university. Our goal is to provide students with the experience necessary to be competitive for graduate school. After completing the program, all BRIDGE scholars will receive a certificate in Data Science and Psychology from the University of Delaware.

Thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation and the University of Delaware, all BRIDGE scholars will receive full financial support during the program. ​

 

 

    REU- Louisiana State University

    Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Faculty from the departments of chemistry, mechanical engineering, and architecture will mentor students. Students will participate in research projects, professional development, research facility tours, and have opportunities to present their research. We especially seek applications from women and groups traditionally historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

    Benefits: 

    • On-campus housing
    • Travel reimbursement and dining card
    • Summer conference opportunities

      REU- University of Southern Mississippi

      Polymer Innovation for a Sustainable Future at The University of Southern Mississippi School of Polymers Science and Engineering will be held in the summer of 2023 under National Science Foundation award DMR-1950387. The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymer Science and Engineering is now accepting applications for our 2023 Summer REU Program. We are offering 10 weeks of valuable hands-on research experience in one of the nation’s top polymer science and engineering programs. Research areas include: Functional Polymeric Materials, Energy and Sustainability, Materials for Biology and Health, and High- Performance Polymers Composites and Coatings.
      Benefits:
      • On campus housing
      • Limited travel budget
      • Team building activities and field trips

        REU – University of Southern Mississippi

        The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymer Science and Engineering is now accepting applications for the 2022 summer NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. They are offering 10 weeks of valuable hands-on research experience in one of the nation’s top polymer science programs.

        Research Areas:

        • Design for Recyclability and Degradability
        • Materials for Sustainable Energy
        • Sustainable Polymers: (Bio) Renewable Feedstocks and Resource-Efficient Processing

        Program Dates: Monday, May 23 – Friday, July 29

        Benefits Include:

        • $6000.00 summer stipend
        • on campus housing
        • limited travel budget
        • Team building activities and field trips

        GUAM EPSCoR Graduate Research Assistantship

        Are you a prospective graduate student interested in ensuring the sustainability of coral reefs and the marine environment? If you’re self-motivated, well-organized, and have or will have a bachelor’s in biology or another STEM field, Guam EPSCoR has a valuable graduate student research experience for you — and it’s paid!

        The EPSCoR Graduate Research Assistantship is a three-year program designed to train graduates in scientific research. Selected students will benefit from: a tuition waiver of up to 12 credits per semester in a master’s level program, research training, faculty mentorship, possible travel opportunities and an $18,000 annual stipend ($1,500 per month).

        Selected applicants will choose to specialize in one or more of the following disciplines: Ecology, Genomics, or Oceanography. Depending on the chosen specialization, students may learn about DNA extraction and sequencing and/or how to read and analyze data to characterize marine environments. The program may involve hands-on fieldwork to investigate coral reefs or to deploy and retrieve oceanographic instruments while working at the UOG Marine Laboratory. Graduate students will also receive support for their individual thesis defenses.

        2021 Nebraska Summer Research Program

        This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. Scholars stay in suite-style housing, enjoy an on-campus meal plan, and have travel costs covered. The program also features workshops for GRE prep, writing a personal statement, creating a research poster, and more. Additionally, scholars get a chance to visit the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, join intramural teams, rent bikes to explore Lincoln, attend outdoor adventures, and more!

        Research areas include: Agricultural Sciences, Applied Unmanned Systems, Beneficial Insects, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Landscape Resilience, Lasers and Optics, Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction, MRSEC (Materials
        Science), Plant and Microbiome, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure, Unmanned Systems, Virology.

        REU – University of Southern Mississippi

        The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymer Science and Engineering is now accepting applications for the 2021 summer NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. They are offering 10 weeks of valuable hands-on research experience in one of the nation’s top polymer science programs.

        Research Areas:

        • Design for Recyclability and Degradability
        • Materials for Sustainable Energy
        • Sustainable Polymers: (Bio) Renewable Feedstocks and Resource-Efficient Processing

        Program Dates: Monday, May 24th – Friday, July 30th 2021

        Benefits Include:

        • $6000.00 summer stipend
        • on campus housing
        • limited travel budget
        • Team building activities and field trips

        NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

        The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announces the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Summer 2021 Scholarships to promote undergraduate research.

        Research Period:  June 1, 2021 – August 10, 2021

        Application Deadline:  Friday, March 5, 2021

        Focus: The UROP program promotes intensive undergraduate research opportunities for university students. Through these research experiences, our goal is to enhance the recruitment and retention of undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, particularly those related to solar energy and its effects on water resources and the environment in general.

        Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled full time (1-3 credits for summer) at any NSHE institution during the time they are conducting their research. Scholar must have a NSHE faculty mentor to supervise their research project. Past recipients of a NSF-EPSCoR undergraduate research scholarship under the current NEXUS award are not eligible to apply.

        Students working in areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), except for medical sciences, are eligible. Fields related to solar energy, water and/or environmental research are of special interest. Students with research tied to medical sciences are encouraged to apply for the National Institutes of Health IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH INBRE). For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/inbre.

        Students applying for the NSF EPSCoR UROP scholarship are strongly encouraged to participate in the Application Writing Workshop series.  Due to COVID-19, writing workshops will be presented virtually in three different sessions:

        Session 1: Learn more about the UROP application, eligibility, roles and responsibilities, connect with potential mentors/mentees, and begin focused writing on your research proposal/personal statement.

        Session 2: Work with experienced writing center staff to further draft and edit UROP applications, while learning proper writing techniques for future applications.

        Session 3: Finalize UROP applications through a peer-editing process led by experienced writing center staff.