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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

This Department of Energy Program provides fellowships paying $32,400 plus tuition and fees to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. The fellowship includes a 12-week research experience at one of 17 DOE laboratories.

The application deadline is January 14, 2010.


Friday, October 2, 2009

New Energy Department fellowships

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.

The Fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years.

Fellowships awarded in the first year of the DOE SCGF program will be funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The application deadline is November 30th.


Postdoctoral Fellowships at Konstanz

Postdoctoral Fellowships at Konstanz

Research positions in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences are available through the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz. For information go to

Application deadline is November 30

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Friday, September 18, 2009


The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally-engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.

The 2010 application is now open and will close December 8, 2009. Application instructions are available online at For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit or

NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program at time of application.

The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date approximately 1,800 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program. For the 2009 competition, NSF received 317 applications and issued 187 awards. EAPSI applicants are representative of most U.S. states and territories. The 2009 awardees pool included representation from 95 universities and 40 states.

The NSF-EAPSI Operations Center is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education ([

Should you inquire additional information, please contact Mr. Ergys Ramaj by email at or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

DAAD Study and Research Scholarships

The annual competition for support for study or research in Germany is now open. The deadline for applications is November 15 (except in the creative and performing arts, where it is November 1). Applications and full information are available on the DAAD website at

Applications must be submitted to Associate Dean Harvey Waterman at least one week before the deadline. Applicants must make Dean Waterman (waterman at aware beforehand of their intention to apply.

If you have questions about this competition please email Dean Waterman (waterman at

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Summer 2009 Early Graduate Study Fellowship Mentoring Program

Are you interested in applying for graduate fellowships that provide a multi-year stipend such as the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship or the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship?

Our Early Graduate Study Fellowship Mentoring Program is a summer program, designed to help our current first year and entering doctoral student to apply for nationally competitive graduate fellowships.

For additional information and a copy of the application, please send an email to gradfund at rci dot rutgers dot edu.

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