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Opportunity Deadlines and Upcoming Events

Opportunity Deadline
ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Ongoing
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards Jan. 9, 2017, noon EST
ORNL Visiting Faculty Program Jan. 13, 2017
U.S. Army Research Lab - Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program Jan. 15, 2017
2017 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC Jan. 20, 2017
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program Jan. 25, 2017
2017 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program Jan. 27, 2017
Higher Education Research Experience - Students and Recent Graduates Feb. 1, 2017
Higher Education Research Experience - Faculty Feb. 1, 2017
2017 Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program Feb. 3, 2017
2017 Summer Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Feb. 10, 2017
NOAA scholarship annoucement Unspecified
ORAU Events Sponsorship Program Cycle 1 deadline: Sept. 1
Cycle 2 deadline: March 1
ORAU Travel Grants Ongoing (may submit two requests per fiscal year, which runs Oct. 1 to Sept. 30)

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program

Jan. 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.

  • Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.
  • Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Research experiences are offered at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA); Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM); National Security Technologies - Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD); Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: Jan. 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST

How to apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2828.

Program information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at orau.gov/dndo/.

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

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2017 DoD summer research opportunities

Dec. 8, 2016

DoD announces the following civilian summer research programs with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Army Research Lab and the Army Institute for Surgical Research. A listing of all opportunities, complete eligibility information and instructions to apply can be located at www.orau.org/maryland. The opportunities  are located either in Ohio, Maryland or Texas at the respective research laboratory. The start dates for each summer program will vary slightly. Selected participants will receive monthly stipends for their research participation within each program. One application may be utilized to apply to all of these programs.  

Please see the respective program application deadlines  and start date within the links provided below. 

U.S. Army Research Lab - Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program (50+ opportunities for BS graduates - Ph.D. candidates) -  Non U.S. Citizens may apply for consideration
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2017

Research areas include, but are not limited to the following:

Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Engineering,  Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Health Physics, Hearing Science, Human Factors Engineering, Information Science, Industrial Engineering, Genetics-Genomics, Mathematics, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience Medical Physics, Neuromorphic Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Neuroscience, Physiology, Physics, Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Robotics, Social Science, Spectroscopy, Statistics, Statistical Data Mining and more.

For additional information, please contact Mike Janney, ORAU Senior Recruiter, michael.janney@orau.org or (410) 306-9217.

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2017 Student/Faculty Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dec. 8, 2016

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus on materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities! 

Visiting Faculty

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Full-time faculty member in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), math, engineering, environmental sciences, materials sciences, or computer or computational sciences at an accredited U.S. institution historically underrepresented in the U.S. research community

Application deadline, website and contact information

Higher Education Research Experience - Faculty

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Full-time faculty member in STEM field at an accredited U.S. institution

Application deadline, website and contact information

Higher Education Research Experience - Students and Recent Graduates

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Open to Undergraduates, Recent-BS and AAS, MS, and Ph.D.
  • Appointments are primarily for Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors but all majors can apply
  • Minimum GPA - 2.5/4.0

Application deadline, website and contact information

HBCU/MEI Faculty

Eligibility

Application deadline, website and contact information

Nuclear Energy Science Laboratory Synthesis

Eligibility

  • No citizenship requirement
  • Students enrolled at a U.S. college or university in a nuclear engineering, science, or eligible related degree with a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA at the time of appointment

Application deadline, website and contact information

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2017 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program

Nov. 23, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are accepting applications for their Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program.

Over the course of the summer, fellows will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.  Fellows will participate in a comprehensive program including environmental health project assignments, interaction with federal officials and scientists, and visits to important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include "brown-bag" lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer. For examples of past CLEH internship projects, please review at www.cdc.gov/nceh/summerinternships/experience.htm.
 
Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate who will be a junior or senior in Fall 2017.  Students graduating in Spring 2017 are not eligible.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in environmental studies; physical, biological, chemical and/or environmental health to also include emergency preparedness, environmental justice, sustainability, and/or global health environmental studies; environmental, physical, biological chemical and/or social sciences; applicants not majoring in one of these areas may be considered.

Ideal candidates would have extra-curricular activities or volunteer work that is related to the field of environmental health or the environment, including holding positions in these organizations or activities. Undergraduate students must show a dedication to environmental and/or health issues via their coursework or extracurricular activities.

For complete eligibility information and instructions to apply, please visit www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2773; ORISE Posting Number CDC-NCEH-2017-0020. For any additional information, please contact Marilyn Duffoo, myr4@cdc.govApplication deadline is Jan. 27, 2017. 

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2017 Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program

Nov. 23, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are accepting applications for their Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program.

Over the course of the summer, students will be engaged in environmental health projects. They will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental health issues at the Federal level. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities during the internship to include reading and helping to guide weekly journal club discussions, attending and participating in weekly subject matter expert (SME) briefings, attending and participating in weekly field trip activities, preparing and presenting on assigned environmental health projects, participating in professional development trainings including career development, communication, leadership and inquiry and analysis. Students will be matched with a project supervisor based on their experience and skill set. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with seasoned environmental health professionals and scientists during this internship. For examples of past GEH internship projects, please review at www.cdc.gov/nceh/summerinternships/experience.htm
 
Qualifications: 

  • Graduate student (enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program) with an academic major or demonstrated concentration in environmental studies, environment, public health, physical, biological, chemical, medical, and/or social sciences.
  • Students enrolled in a doctoral-level clinical degree program (such as MD/DD, DVM, DDS, Pharm D) will also be considered. 
  • Students who will graduate in Spring 2017 are not eligible.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Ideal candidates would have extra-curricular activities or volunteer work that is related to the field of environmental health or the environment, including holding positions of leadership in these organizations or activities. Students should have a passion for the environment and an eagerness to learn about the environment's link to human health.

For complete eligibility information and instructions to apply, please visit www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2775; ORISE Posting Number:  CDC-NCEH-2017-0021. For any additional information, please contact Marilyn Duffoo, myr4@cdc.govApplication deadline is Feb. 3, 2017. 

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2017 Summer Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nov. 10, 2016

​Do you know undergraduate students or faculty members who would be interested in a summer internship? Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Community College Internship (CCI), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Visiting Faculty (VF) and HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research programs! 

  • The CCI program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories.
  • The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers by providing research experiences at DOE laboratories.
  • The VF program seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce in DOE mission areas. 
  • The HBCU/MEI program seeks to increase the number of collaborations and to foster long-term relationships between ORNL research staff and HBCU/MEI faculty members.

Summer appointment dates are June 5 - Aug. 11, 2017.  The application deadline for the CCI, SULI and VF programs is 5:00 p.m. EST on Jan. 13, 2017. The application deadline for the HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research Program is Feb. 10, 2017.

Visit science.energy.gov/wdts/ and www.orau.org/ornl to apply or to obtain additional information. If you have any questions regarding the programs, please contact ORNLedu@orau.org.

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2017 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

Nov. 10, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), in Atlanta, GA, is accepting applications for their Summer ORISE Fellowship. 

The candidate will work on projects associated with developing and applying new analytical methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will work with state-of-the-art equipment on topics relevant to public health. DLS offers a stimulating work environment that enables summer fellows to learn about applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.

Qualifications: Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Program dates: May 22 - July 28, 2017. Stipend: Approximately $2,800 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,480 for full-time graduate student fellows. Application deadline is Jan. 20, 2017.

To apply, visit www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2708; ORISE Posting Number: CDC-NCEH-2017-0001

To learn more about the program visit www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html. For further information, contact Daniel Parker, (770) 488-7854, DParker2@cdc.gov.

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ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) now accepting concept submissions

Nov. 3, 2016

The ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) program is now accepting University concept submissions.Universities may now initiate discussion on a potential ODRD idea through the UPO Value Through Partnerships SharePoint https://upo.orau.org/Partners/default.aspx new “ODRD Ideas” submission button.

Designed to facilitate collaboration between ORAU Programs and University Partners, ODRD competitively funds select innovative research-based approaches/solutions that fall within the intersection of core capabilities of ORAU and our member universities research interests. Proposed ideas may include any of the following ORAU Core capabilities:

  • Radiation detection/survey applications/modeling
  • Radiochemistry/mercury analyses
  • Health physics/radiation dosimetry
  • Beryllium Lymphocyte proliferation tests/worker health
  • Data analytics/GPS applications
  • Epidemiology/exposure risk assessments
  • Safety culture/health communication
  • Atmospheric science/CO2 measurements
  • Nanotechnology Related to Emergency Response
  • Emergency management/community resilience
  • Radiation emergency medical response/Cytogenetic biodosimetry techniques
  • Assessment and evaluation studies/educational technology
  • Energy/small modular reactors

Concept submissions should be very brief and should not include any proprietary or business sensitive information. After the concept is reviewed and a partnership project is deemed viable, non-disclosure agreements will be signed to allow detailed discussion either at the university campus or at ORAU. 

Access to the UPO Value Through Partnerships site requires an agreement through the access permission process and a signed MOU. If your school needs access to the site, please let us know. Please remember that information contained in this site is available for ORAU Members only and may not be shared with non-member entities.

For additional information, visit the ODRD Program page or contact Jen Garman, jennifer.garman@orau.org or Cathy Fore, cathy.fore@orau.org. For additional information or assistance with SharePoint access, please contact universitypartnerships@orau.org.

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NOAA - Office of Education Scholarships announces 2017 application now open

Oct. 3, 2016

NOAA student scholarship programs provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on experience, pursue research, and educational training in NOAA-mission sciences.

  • EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships and internships to outstanding students studying at Minority Serving Institutions.
  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the nine-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500) for full-time study during a second nine-month academic year.

Read more at www.noaa.gov/office-education/scholarships.

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Information regarding ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) pilot program

ORAU has launched an ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) pilot program, designed to facilitate collaboration between ORAU Programs and University Partners by funding innovative research-based approaches/ solutions that fall within the intersection of core capabilities of ORAU and our member universities research interests. Through an internal, competitive application process, successful ODRD-funded projects will result in proposals that can generate new sponsored research, jointly performed by ORAU and partner universities.

Funds allocated to universities may be used for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research. ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award.

ODRD projects are an ORAU program-driven effort at this time. If the program is extended to FY 2017, additional information regarding eligibility, the application process and deadlines will be provided.   


Spotlight on the Powe Junior Faculty Awards program


Employment and Entrepreneurship seminar at the University of South Carolina

Learn about the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards and how they are making a difference for junior faculty at ORAU member universities across the country.