Archived Events and Opportunities
Archived Events and Opportunities: 2011-2017
UPCOMING EVENTS | 2017
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 1-4, 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
For complete information, visit the 2017 ABRCMS registration site.
2017 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference
October 19-21, 2017 | Salt Lake City, Utah
For complete information, visit the 2017 SACNAS registration site.
2017 National HBCU Week Conference
September 17-19, 2017 | Arlington, VA
Register for the 2017 National HBCU Week Conference here.
SCHOLARSHIP | RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
Did you know that billions of dollars are set aside each year to support minority students with education costs? In fact, there are scholarship programs for minority students that assist with education costs at any level (high-school through postdoctoral level). With significant savings on education, these programs can benefit any student.
TheBestColleges.org is committed to helping students of all demographics in paying for education with research on scholarships, grants, and more. Our new guide to College Affordability for Minority Students provides easy access to scholarship resources with helpful information on how to apply.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Multimessenger Astrophysics at Rochester Institute of Technology
May 29 – August 4, 2017
For complete information, download the flyer here.
Applications are now being accepted PENDING NSF FUNDING.
Apply Online at https://www.rit.edu/science/astroreu/.
Deadline: March 3, 2017
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 9-12, 2016
For complete registration information, visit the ABRCMS website.
NSBP Fall Conference 2016
The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Fall Conference 2016, “The Value of the Minority Physics Student: A Talent Source for America’s Technical Future”, will be held on October 27-30, 2016, at Fermilab, in Batavia, IL.
For complete information, visit the NSBP website.
2016 HBCU Conference Week
Date: October 23-26, 2016
Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202
Visit the 2016 HBCU Conference Week website for complete information and to register today.
The National Diversity in STEM Conference | SACNAS
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA
October 13-15, 2016
The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.
For complete registration information, visit the SACNAS Conference website.
Noyce Proposal Preparation Workshops
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will once again offer information sessions about preparing proposals for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. These include two 90-minute webinars on May 23 and 26 and a proposal writing workshop at AAAS in Washington, DC on Friday, June 10.
For complete information, please visit the NSF Noyce Program website.
Aspiring Physicians & Research Scientists Conference
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Wednesday, May 25th through Friday, May 27, 2016
Deadline: April 8, 2016
Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion is proud to sponsor a two-day conference to empower, engage, and inspire underrepresented minority (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Pacific Islander) students majoring in science, math and pre-med. Cleveland Clinic physician and research scientist-led presentations in addition to the abstract poster scholarship competition comprise the conference agenda. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and attending a 4-year college/university. Travel awards are available for selected out of state students.
For more information, please visit http://clevelandclinic.org/diversityprograms or contact Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers two outstanding fellowship options for graduate students in STEM.
The WPI Department of Computer Science has received a U.S. Department of Education GAANN grant to support fellowships for U.S. citizens pursuing doctoral degrees in data-driven computing and big data analytics. Through the Data Science program, you will be engaged in cutting-edge research with the potential for real-world impact on targeted areas of national need from health care, learning sciences, smart cities, social media, fraud detection, and more.
You can learn more about this opportunity at: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/datascience/gaann.html.
The Scholarships for Service (SFS) program has provided WPI with funds to support student scholarships in cybersecurity. These scholarships provide tuition, stipend, and fees in exchange for the student taking summer internships and a period of post-graduation employment with the government (federal, state, local, or tribal). This program is funded to help grow the nation’s pool of qualified cybersecurity workers. Scholars work in a variety of agencies and positions, with options including forensics, network defense, and public policy.
More on this program can be found at: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/cybersecurity/cybercorps.html.
For more information on all WPI graduate programs: visit grad.wpi.edu.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Summer Research Opportunities
Now accepting applications for TWO 2016 Summer Programs
***U.S. citizenship required***
Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
This 10-week program offers the opportunity to enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. Faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, will engage in research that provides opportunities to help advance the DHS Areas of Research and strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers. Selected participants will conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Centers of Excellence and DHS.
- Faculty: $1,200 stipend per week plus travel expenses
- Graduate Students: $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
- Undergraduate Students: $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Some participants may be eligible for a housing allowance. Faculty are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment.
Research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1503
Detailed information can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html
***Deadline: December 20, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST.***
DHS HS-STEM 2016 Summer Internship Program
The Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals.
- Graduate Students receive a $700 stipend per week plus travel expenses
- Undergraduate Students receive a $600 stipend per week plus travel expenses
Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and many more.
10-week research experiences are offered at:
- Coast Guard Research and Development Center
- Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
- Customs and Borders Protection
- Engineer Research and Development Center
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- National Security Technologies
- National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
- Naval Research Laboratory
- Transportation Security Laboratory
- DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia
How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1468
Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
***December 16, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST.***
Annual SACNAS National Conference
The Diversity in STEM Conference
Interdisciplinary. Highly Interactive. Transformative. The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.
The 2015 SACNAS National Conference will be held October 29 – 31 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Maryland (8 miles south of Washington, DC).
Visit the Annual SACNAS National Conference website for more information.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Washington State Convention Center
November 11-14, 2015
800 Convention Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
For complete conference information, visit the ABRCMS website.
National HBCU Week Conference
2015 National HBCU Week Conference
HBCUs: Innovators for Future Success
STEM, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship
September 21-22, 2015
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities will host its National HBCU Week conference on September 21-22, 2015 in Washington DC. The conference will focus on STEM, Entrepreneurship and Partnership. Breakout sessions will include, but are not limited to: building sustainable partnerships; framing new pathways to science, technology, engineering and mathematics; strengthening access and opportunity; removing gender barriers in STEM, responding to the needs of non-traditional students; and responding to issues of diversity and inclusion, etc.
Registration opens June 1, 2015. For more information click here.
Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship
Liberty Power, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, formed a partnership with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and created the Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship. The Bright Horizons Scholarship awards $20,000 to college students studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), who have an interest in pursuing a career in energy and/or the environment. This year three scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000! The winners will be flown to Houston, Texas in September to be recognized and celebrate their scholarship win at the USHCC National Convention!
***APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2015.***
Here are some links to provide further details about the Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship:
View the press release here.
For complete information visit the Bright Horizons Scholarship microsite. Here you will find information about the scholarship including all the requirements, FAQs, and access the application.
Announcing the 2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics at The Johns Hopkins University in the Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Engineering Research Center (CISST ERC) / Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR). The REU program is an intensive ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction. In the program, each REU student receives hands-on laboratory research experience under guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors. The students will also receive classes on ethics in research and technical communication. A stipend and housing will be provided by the program.
The deadline to apply is March 2, 2015. To apply, please access the following link: http://lcsr.jhu.edu/reu/
The 2015 HBCU-UP/CREST PI/PD Meeting was held in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton hotel on February 18-19, 2015.
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Essay Competition
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Essay Competition. This competition was created to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and the health professions.
Submissions should be written in the form of an analytical or critical paper (maximum 750 words) that raises thought-provoking questions and reflects the student’s own ideas, interests, and research.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 30, 2014.
Additional information regarding eligibility and essay requirements can be found at http://www.aaas.org/event/science-human-rights-coalition-2014-student-essay-competition.
Frontiers of Hierarchical Modeling in Observational Studies, Complex Surveys and Big Data Conference
Date: May 29-31, 2014
Location: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center/University of Maryland, University College
Hotel Accommodations: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) is pleased to announce a limited number of awards to assist young researchers who graduated no earlier than 2009 and students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in statistics, biostatistics, survey methodology or a related area in a U.S. university to attend the conference on Frontiers of Hierarchical Modeling in Observational Studies, Complex Surveys and Big Data. The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) is the nation’s oldest and largest program offering graduate training in the principles and practices of survey research. Please visit http://www.jpsm.umd.edu/ to learn more about JPSM.
Applications must be sent to Prof. Yan Li at email@example.com no later than April 15, 2014.
Conference Support Amount: Maximum of $800 travel support, plus the waiver of conference registration fees
How to Apply:
Please visit http://www.jointprogram.umd.edu/ghosh/default.aspx for details about the conference and instructions on the application procedure. The conference organizers are especially interested in attracting minority/underrepresented students and junior scientists to this conference.
ICAR 2014, The 25th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research
Organized by the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee
July 28-Aug. 1, 2014
University of British Columbia
ICAR 2014 will be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada from Monday July 28th to Friday August 1st. The two opening keynote speakers are Jeff Dangl (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA) and Xuemei Chen (University of California- Riverside, USA) and the two closing keynote speakers are Peter McCourt (University of Toronto, Canada) and Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto, Canada). Brenda will speak on her yeast research projects.
***Unique opportunities for US under-represented minorities to participate in a major, international plant biology conference with full funding support provided by the US National Science Foundation!***
(1) Under-Represented Minority Full Funding (Researchers from the US only):
Application Deadline: April 7
(2) Early Career Researcher Registration Funding (Researchers from the US and Canada only):
Application Deadline: March 31
**New for 2014- opening day career development workshops for under-represented minorities and early-career researchers.
Career Development Workshops!
Download/Review the 2014 ICAR Conference Flyer.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Explore Internship Opportunities at the National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the 2014 Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program. The ICRC is designed to encourage individuals from populations underrepresented in science and/or financially disadvantaged backgrounds to seek internship opportunities at the NCI. Successful ICRC applicants will take part in a 2-day campus visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where they will have the opportunity to learn about the various scientist-in-training programs, participate in laboratory tours, interview for either a summer or post-baccalaureate (1-year) internship. Participants selected for internships receive a monthly stipend, round-trip travel, and summer housing subsidy.
For additional information please visit the ICRC website at http://icrc.nci.nih.gov.
Applications are due Monday, November 11, 2013. Supporting materials are due Thursday, November 14, 2013.
Procter & Gamble is seeking to immediately fill 10+ Full Time positions for entry level Researchers.
Positions support research needs in our Beauty, Chemicals, Home Care, and Oral Care businesses.
Successful candidates will receive a BS degree from a Science or Engineering Technology program in May/June 2013 or will have completed a BS degree in a Science or Engineering Technology major within the last 2 years.
Researchers are a vital part of the R&D technical community. They design and perform the experimental work of day-to-day applied research, including generating and analyzing data. Researcher work is typically “hands on” and as such, we are looking for candidates that love being in the lab.
Learn more about open positions and how to apply online:
Student Programs, Internships & Fellowships at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
California Institute of Technology
Check out the JPL website for Student Programs, Internships, and Fellowships.
Call for Applications: Aspiring Physicians & Research Scientists Conference at Cleveland Clinic
May 22-24, 2013
The application deadline is April 5, 2013.
Cleveland Clinic is proud to sponsor a two-day conference focusing on science and innovation for American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and underprivileged science, math, and pre-med undergraduate students. Cleveland Clinic physician and research scientist-led presentations and student research projects comprise the conference agenda.
The 5th Annual Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference (APRSC) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, Thursday, May 23rd and Friday, May 24th, 2013 at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.
The application deadline is April 5, 2013.
Applicants, who must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in college majoring in math, science, or pre-med will be notified of acceptance via email by April 19, 2013. Research students interested in participating in the poster research scholarship competition must submit an abstract of their work by April 12, 2013. Applicants accepted to present their posters will be notified by email by April 19, 2013.
For more information, click here or contact the Office of Diversity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-445-7323.
TMCF’s 2013 Member-Universities Professional Institute (MUPI)
March 24-27, 2013
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
March 13th is the DEADLINE!
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools. TMCF helps students with a clear intention and the motivation to succeed and acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost.
TMCF’s 2013 Member-Universities Professional Institute (MUPI) will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This three-day event will focus on improving preparation, broadening pathways, and expanding professional opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics (STEAM). For over a decade, TMCF has hosted this capacity- building conference to engage its member-schools in research-driven conversations that lead to enhanced institutional practices and positive outcomes for public HBCU students. This year, we will convene TMCF member-school presidents, provosts, deans, STEAM faculty and institutional researchers who are able to effect real change within their schools.
For more information and to register today, please access the conference website .
GRAD and UNDERGRAD Programs Funded by NSF and NASA a variety of internships, fellowships, and scholarships nationwide in a wide range of STEM and related disciplines.
Check out SOLAR! A one-stop-shop for students applying for NASA opportunities http://intern.nasa.gov/
**Paid Summer 2013 Undergrad Research Placements (still being updated)
**Over 800 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads
Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities:
***Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation:
***NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships
February 2013 Research Opportunity for Science Students
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, which provides an invaluable opportunity for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research.
Candidates who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates nearing their dissertation defense and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.
The NIAID is looking for dedicated science students interested in joining the NIAID research community. During the 4-day program, students will hear lectures from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions at the Institute’s Maryland and Montana laboratories.
This year’s program marks 10 years of INRO and takes place in Bethesda, Maryland, on the NIH campus, February 4–7, 2013. Students’ expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid.
Summer 2012 Nanophotonics @ UNM REU Program!
This is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in an experiential learning environment that immerses them in nanophotonics.
The field school will be held from May 29 – August 4, 2012 on the campus of the University of New Mexico.
The program provides a $4,000 stipend, as well as funds for housing and travel to and from the University of New Mexico.
The application deadline is February 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm. We will continue to consider applications until all applications are filled. However, applications submitted by the deadline will have priority.
Link to the UNM REU Program to apply TODAY!
Download/View the flyer for the Summer 2012 Nanophotonics @ UNM REU Program!
White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program runs from May 29, 2012 through August 10, 2012, and the application deadline is January 22, 2012.
The mission of the White House Internship Program is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation, and to cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. To this end, the programs and opportunities of the Internship Program make for days filled with unique learning experiences, thought-provoking conversation, and unforgettable events.
For complete information, please visit the White House Blog.
Access the White House Internship Program Application here.
Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics
The Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society will be holding a workshop titled “Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics” at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
The workshop will provide students an introduction to the field of (bio)statistics and careers choices in statistics along with the opportunity to network with graduate students and professionals in the field. Students majoring in mathematics, science, and engineering and are interested in pursuing graduate studies and utilizing their skills in the medical and public health fields are the target audience for this workshop.
Funding is available to reimburse for travel expenses and lodging, up to $650 per participant (faculty and/or students). The last two year’s registration for this workshop reached full capacity by December.
Please register soon at: http://www.enar.org/meetings2012/diversity.cfm
Questions: Contact co-chairs Reneé Moore (email@example.com, 215-898-1696) or Knashawn Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-573-8978).