Life Sciences

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Provides support for undergraduates to engage in summer research programs at various U.S. and foreign institutions. At an REU site, a small group of undergraduates work on a pre-defined research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Students receive a stipend and sometimes assistance with housing, meals, and travel. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program

National Physical Sciences Consortium Graduate Fellowship

Provides up to $20,000 annually for up to 6 years to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool (95% of fellows have been minority, female, or both). Fellows may also hold a research or teaching assistantship. Fellows receive one or two paid summer internships with a government agency and are assigned a mentor.

Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program

The National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work with homeland security professionals and researchers for up to ten weeks during the summer. Participants are provided a stipend and conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities and DHS Centers of Excellence.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

This fellowship program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with hosts in the legislative branch, executive branch, or appropriate associations/institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area. Established in 1979, the fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program is sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.

Evette Harless Scholarship

National Go Solar Foundation (NGSF) established the Evette Harless Scholarship, which awards $1000 annually to up to ten students from accredited graduate schools in the U.S. This scholarship will be granted to students who show great interest in solar energy related research and aim for an academic career after graduation.

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