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Opportunity Deadlines and Upcoming Events

Opportunity Deadline
ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Ongoing
2017 Student/Faculty Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Varies
Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program March 31, 2017
8th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology April 22, 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)

2017 Student/Faculty Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Feb. 10, 2017

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities! 

Eligibility

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

Application Deadline, Informational 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, Informational 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, Informational Website and Contact Information

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 

Feb. 10, 2017

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community.

The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. In partnership with the Research Advisor, the Postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to a research opportunity identified at:  http://orau.org/icpostdoc/current-opportunities.aspx

Award Details: 

  • Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location.
  • Annual travel budget of up to $6,000
  • Appointments for 2 years, and option to extend for a third year.
  • Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000.
  • Research Advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000

Postdoc Eligibility:  U. S. citizenship required Ph.D. received within 5 years of the application deadline

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017

For additional program information please visit:  http://orau.org/icpostdoc/default.html

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8th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology: Oak Ridge, TN, June 5-9, 2017

Jan. 19, 2017

The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologists to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering.

Travel and accommodation expenses are supported for selected participants from the United States. International applications are welcome - however the course organization is not able to support travel or accommodation.  The number of participants will be limited to 15. There is no registration fee for all selected participants.

The application package consisting of the below, should be sent electronically to meilleurf@ornl.gov before April 22, 2017.

  • Information form
  • CV
  • Applicant motivation letter (1/2 to 1 page)
  • Principal Investigator letter of support (for graduate students only; 1/2 to 1 page)

Detailed information can be found on the workshop web page: https://conference.sns.gov/event/66/.

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2017 Student 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!

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 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.