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Friday, December 18, 2009

ASEE/NSF Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

ASEE/NSF Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The American Society for Engineering Education, with generous support from the National Science Foundation, has just launched the Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to allow 40 highly qualified recent engineering Ph.D. recipients to conduct meaningful, innovative research at some of the nation’s foremost research-performing companies.

The program provides $50,000 toward stipend expenses and $6,500 toward health insurance for each one-year fellowship, and requires that the host corporation pay just $25,000 toward the stipend and a $2,500 administrative fee.

That means the program fellows will receive a minimum of $75,000 while spending a year at some of the leading-edge corporate laboratories in the country. Initial host companies include HP, IBM, and SAP-U.S.

The fellowship offers corporations the opportunity to attract top engineering talent at a fraction of the usual cost while participating in a program aimed at promoting engineering excellence and strengthening our nation’s technical prowess.

Qualifying companies of all sizes are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as soon as possible by registering at and posting available research positions. Fellowships will be awarded to the first 40 successful matches made between the company and applicant, with the companies making the selection decision.

Research fellows must hold a Ph.D. awarded in an engineering field within the last three years and be citizens, or permanent residents. Interested applicants should begin the process at

Additional program details, along with a sample host agreement, can be found at For further information, contact Artis Hicks (, 202-331-3558) with any questions or concerns.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Grad Fund On-line Chat Session-- December 7, 2009 2pm-4pm

Grad Fund On-line Chat Session-- December 7, 2009 2pm-4pm

Do you have some basic questions about fellowships and grants that you would like to have answered, without scheduling an appointment? Plan to join us in one of our upcoming on-line chat sessions to get answers to your fellowship and grant questions.

On December 7, 2009 Assistant Dean Teresa Delcorso will host on-line fellowship and grant chat sessions from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

To join the chat session log onto our Sakai Fellowship Guide ( between 2 and 4 pm. To request access to our Sakai site email: gradfund at


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

SSRC's Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Competition Now Open

SSRC's Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Competition Now Open

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is designed to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate more effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Senior tenured faculty serve as research directors who identify research fields for groups of 12 graduate students. The faculty research directors design two workshops: one to prepare students to undertake summer research that will inform the design of their dissertation proposal, held in spring; the other to help students apply their summer research experiences to writing dissertation and funding proposals, held in the fall. Working together, research directors and graduate students help shape emerging fields in the humanities and social sciences.

For additional information visit:

Deadline: January 29, 2010


Proposal Writing Workshop--January 14, 2009

Workshop Date and Time: January 14, 2010, 9:00-5:00

Workshop Location: Douglas Campus Center , Meeting Room A, Douglas Campus

Workshop Description: This workshop is designed for the doctoral student who plans to apply for external funding in the Spring or Fall 2010 semesters to support dissertation work (research and/or writing) during the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 academic years. The workshop will take the student through the mechanics of writing a strong proposal for external funding.

The workshop runs for a full day and requires prep work to be completed in advance of the workshop.

To participate in the workshop, each registered participant must complete and submit by 9:00am on Thursday, January 7, 2010 either our Proposal Writing Workbook (which is available on the Fellowship Guide Sakai site) or a proposal written for a specific funding competition. Participants should be prepared to draft a funding proposal based on their proposed dissertation research. The workshop activities will include lecture, group discussions, group exercises and review and critique sessions. The work you produce for the workshop will be discussed and critiqued by the group.

To participate, registration is required by December 18, 2009. To register, email gradfund at