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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Participants work on projects offered by more than 40 faculty participants from Vanderbilt's School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and School of Medicine.

For more information and to apply on-line visit vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu

Application deadline: February 15, 2014

(Posted 10/30/13)


Science Scholarships and Fellowships

The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and biomedical engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.

Undergraduate Fellowships

Apply on-line at UNCF.org/umsi
Submit by December 5, 2013

(Posted 10/25/13)


DAAD / The German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD is pleased to announce that for summer 2014 we will again offer internship programs.

RISE undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German PhD students in a unique mentoring partnership to ensure immediate integration into hands-on lab work and a built-in social network with an excellent-opportunity4o-develop-new- ó technical skills. RISE participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses.
To learn more about RISE, please visit: http://www.daad.de/rise/en or email: rise@daad.de.

Online registration opens for RISE on December 6th.

The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

(Posted 10/16/13)


Washington State University

Graduate students from a range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics) have the opportunity to study the response of materials at extreme conditions with internationally renowned scientists at the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP).

Graduate students working within their respective academic departments and ISP will conduct exciting research projects for their Ph.D. degrees. The Institute emphasizes partnerships with faculty members from other major academic institutions and researchers from the National Laboratories to address significant scientific challenges, including research conducted at the National Laboratoriesí User Facilities.

Competitive financial support for outstanding Ph.D. students in the ISP is available. Please visit the Institute for Shock Physics website for more information http://www.shock.wsu.edu/education.

For information about the Institute, visit www.shock.wsu.edu or email shock@wsu.edu

(Posted 10/16/13)


The Hertz Foundation
The Hertz Foundation selects, supports, and mentors the brightest technical people in the nation, giving them all possible freedom to find their creative limits. By further providing them opportunities to interact as a community, we help equip them to meet John Hertzís challenge to serve the nation.

Just visit:
Graduate Fellowships

November 1, 2013

(posted 10/8/13)


Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
ICIQ has established a PhD Programme to help students from all around the world to enroll in a training and research programme. This programme awards scholarships and full-time studies contracts in order to achieve a doctoral degree. Students are encouraged to apply for one of the grants associated to the different research projects.

For further information: Information

Flyer: flyer

(posted 10/8/13)


Janelia Farm Research Campus
A Summer Like No Other

We are seeking a small number of well-prepared, gifted students to join us for an exciting ten-week summer research experience. Successful candidates are among the best and brightest undergrads from around the world who are interested in exploring neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia. The program offers a unique opportunity to spend the summer doing hands-on research with world-class scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Learn more about living and working at Janelia as well as the types of projects some of our past students worked on during their summer at Janelia. Find out whether the Janelia Undergraduate Program might be right for you, and if so apply today. The submission deadline for all materials, including references, is January 15, 2014 2:00PM EST. Questions about the program? Email students@janelia.hhmi.org
For more details and to apply visit:
Undergrad program

Application deadline: January 15, 2014

(posted 10/8/13)


University of Michigan
Program in Biomedical Sciences
As you are preparing applications for graduate training opportunities across the country, we want to be sure you have helpful tips for submitting an application to U-M PIBS for 2014:
All required materials can be submitted, received and tracked online Application tips and FAQs
* what to include in their academic and personal statement
* how to easily explore faculty and research areas
* how to track the completion of their application
* qualities of a strong applicant
* fee waiver opportunities

With one application, you can be considered for any of our 14 programs:
Biological Chemistry
Cancer Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Human Genetics
Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Molecular & Cellular Pathology
Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Program Overview:
PIBS Overview

Application deadline: December 1, 2013

(posted 10/8/13)


Have a passion for education? Looking for a flexible job to earn some extra cash? InstaEDU is a brand new kind of online tutoring company and the perfect part-time job for busy Caltech students. Whenever you're free, we send student requests your way. If you feel like making a few extra bucks from the comfort of your home or dorm room, just accept, and you'll instantly launch into an online tutoring session. Your availability is completely on your own schedule.
Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes.

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Or contact:
Sophie at sophie@instaedu.com

(posted 5/7/13)


South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)

Located in Diamond Bar, AQMD is one of the largest, most technologically sophisticated environmental regulatory agencies in the nation.  New chemists are typically hired at the Assistant level, but become eligible for non-competitive promotion following successful performance for the required time.

AQMD is an excellent, long-term career choice, with outstanding working conditions, exceptional benefits, and a 4/10 work schedule!
The only way to apply is to submit an online application.  All specifics can be found under Employment Opportunities at:

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