Summer Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration – due 2/17/17


Program Description

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 22, 2017. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.



Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Majors that are eligible include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics). Other eligible areas of study include life health and medical sciences and other physical sciences.


How to Apply

Apply online at

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list
  • Two educational or professional references
  • **If you have completed your Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree and have been accepted or enrolled in the next level degree program for Fall 2017, be sure to include that information in your personal profile on zintellect so the system will allow you to continue to the rest of the application.
  • All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
  • The application deadline is February 17, 2017.

 If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2016-0167).

RE-volv seeks teams to implement solar energy project – due 2/17/2017

From Paul Wapner at American University:

Here’s a chance for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience with solar energy. 

RE-volv is an organization that finances and installs solar energy systems on the roofs of nonprofits.  Each year, RE-volv runs a Solar Ambassador Program in which students plan and implement a solar project for a nonprofit organization near campus (e.g., church, synagogue, food coop, social services organization).  Students work in teams of 4-7 people and, under RE-volv’s guidance, steward a project from inception to installation.  

RE-volv is now accepting applications for teams whose projects will begin in the Fall semester 2017 (application deadline: February 17, 2017).  Accepted teams will work on their projects throughout the academic year (2017-2018)

In addition to taking tangible action on climate change, students will gain in-depth knowledge of solar energy policy and organizational management, community relations, and crowdfunding skills.  RE-volv provides funding to bring Solar Ambassador team leaders to San Francisco in late August for training and runs an ongoing webinar for all teams throughout the year to guide projects and have teams share their experiences.  Click here for more information.

Our current cohort of Solar Ambassadors includes teams from Swarthmore College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Dayton, University of Connecticut, University of New England, Coastal Carolina University, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  RE-volv is looking for new teams to join the 2017-2018 cohort.

Applications close on February 17, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Wapner directly.

Summer Research at Chinese University of Hong Kong – due 2/28/17

Forwarded by Assoc. Vice President Bill Clabby of GEO:

Summer @ CUHK

Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2017

The Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) is now inviting applications from overseas undergraduate students. SURP enables undergraduates from overseas universities to undertake short-term research attachments at CUHK during the summer under the supervision of its faculty members. Upon successful completion of the programme, they will be awarded three credits. Apart from the academic component, the programme also provides cultural activities to enrich the learning experience of the students while they are in Hong Kong.

Dates:  25 June – 20 August 2017 (8 weeks)

Fees:  HK$1,580 for administration fee & HK$7,000 for housing (optional)


and others…

Apply online through 28 February 2017.  Decisions will be announced in April 2017.

Amgen Scholars Program – due 2/1/17

From Michael Bergren, Amgen Scholars Global Program Office:

Now approaching its eleventh summer, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research at ten renowned U.S. host institutions.

Applications for the 2017 U.S. Amgen Scholars Program are now online.  Note that applicants do not need to currently attend one of the host institutions to participate. In fact, Amgen Scholars have represented over 700 colleges and universities to date.

The application close date is February 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via

  • Links for U.S. Program flyer and e-Card
  • Learn more about our program alumni in science and medicine by reading Ten to Watch.

Any person requiring more information is welcome to contact Michael Bergren directly

Texas Sea Grant College Program – Opportunities for students – Due 1/27/17

From Mia Zwolinski at Texas A&M University:

The 2017 NOAA Fisheries / Sea Grant Fellowship Federal Funding Opportunities for Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and for Marine Resource Economics, have been posted to Grants.Gov, funding opportunity number NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005039 and NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005041.  

 Please access our Texas Sea Grant website for Fellowship application information, guidelines and templates:


Please note the following important information for processing applications:

 Please let Mia Zwolinski know if you have any questions.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Summer Internships – Due Now!

From Mike Janney of ORAU:

ORAU administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at research facilities worldwide.  Last year, ORAU placed over 9,400 participants in educational research roles across the country.

I am excited to share the following civilian summer research programs with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Army Research Lab and the Army Institute for Surgical Research. All opportunities can be located at   A single application can be utilized to apply to all of these programs and other DoD research opportunities.  I am e-mailing institutions across the country in attempt to alert students about the available opportunities.  Please share my e-mail with your students and faculty to encourage your students to apply to these great research opportunities.  The opportunities that I am e-mailing you about today with be located either in OH, MD or TX at the respective research laboratory.  The start dates for each summer program will vary slightly.  In addition to summer research opportunities, we have even more opportunities for post-graduates from the BS-PhD level.  We will continue to receive additional  research opportunities as we approach late Spring, however, the programs listed below wanted to get a jump start on the recruitment process.  The application deadlines will vary from one program to the next, but most Selecting Officials will like to start reviewing the applicants following the first of the year. Selected participants will receive monthly stipends for their research participation within each program.


 U.S. Air Force Research Lab – 2017 Repperger Internship Program (39 opportunities for BS students – PhD candidates) – U.S. Citizenship Required

Information Webpage:


U.S. Army Research Lab – Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program (50+ opportunities for BS graduates -PhD candidates) –  Non U.S. Citizens may apply for consideration

Information Webpage:

U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research – Summer Internship Program (12 opportunities for BS students) – U.S. Citizenship Required

Information Webpage:


Research areas include, but not limited 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.

Best regards,

Mike Janney, MA
Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development
Sr. Recruiter