The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.


We have 29 fellowships in our database for masters level students and 32 fellowships for doctoral level students. This includes NSF, NASA, NIH, and more! More information and tips on applying can be found here.

Our advanced search is also a great tool to filter programs by upcoming deadline.


Finally, we also have 25 different postdoc positions in our database with upcoming deadlines.



2018 North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Open House

October 13, 2018
North Carolina Central University
167 Nelson Street | Durham, NC 27707

Register online here.

For more information, download the NCCU OPEN HOUSE FLIER and the NCCU ROADMAP.

2018 SACNAS: National Diversity in STEM Conference

October 11-13 | San Antonio, TX

For more information visit the conference website.


November 14-17 | Indianapolis, IN

For more information visit the conference website.

SRP Matching and Exploratory Workshop

December 3-4, 2018 | Berkeley Lab

We are pleased to announce 2018 Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) program is now accepting applications from faculty at US degree granting academic institutions. Come to Berkeley Lab to learn about summer research opportunities for you and/or your students at a Department of Energy National Laboratory

SRP Matching and Exploratory Workshop
To facilitate the possible matching of faculty and/or their students with lab research opportunities, selected faculty will be invited to a workshop on December 3-4, 2018, at Berkeley Lab. Computing Sciences staff and selected faculty applicants will discuss their research projects and interests in order to determine possible matches and the potential for research collaborations.

This workshop, developed under a partnership between Sustainable Horizons Institute and Berkeley Lab, is designed for faculty from any US degree granting institution, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and women’s, liberal arts, and community colleges, which support students such as: women, minorities, first generation scholars, and people with disabilities as well as those from under-privileged backgrounds. Faculty learn about opportunities to engage in collaborative, cutting-edge research with Berkeley Lab computing scientists. Matched faculty will be invited to apply for summer research opportunities at Berkeley lab.

Faculty Benefits

  • Pre-workshop webinar
  • Travel funding for Matching and Exploratory Workshop
  • Meetings with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory staff to discuss possible research collaborations
  • Potential to participate in summer research as:
    • Faculty/student teams
    • Students on their own

Preference is given to faculty/student teams
Application requirements and other details can be found here.

More Info

Application deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2019 Computational Science and Engineering Conference Broader Engagement

February 24 – March 1, 2019 | Spokane, WA

We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for travel grants from undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. academic institutions for participation in the Broader Engagement program and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2019 Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) conference.

Application deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

For more information, and to apply visit here.

2018 NOBCChE Conference

September 17-20 | Orlando, FL

For more information visit the conference website.

2018 ACS Fall National Meeting and Exposition

August 19-23 | Boston, MA

For more information visit the conference website.


NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA’s missions.

Important Dates for Students:

06/02/2017-10/17/2017: Submit Internship Application for Spring 2018 Session

09/12/2017: Begin to receive offers for Spring 2018 Session

10/18/2017-03/16/2018: Submit Internship Application for Summer 2018 Session

For complete information regarding NASA internship opportunities, please visit the NASA website here.

Scholarship Opportunities

Affordable Colleges Online publishes guides that help students make informed choices about higher education and paying for school.

Financial Aid for STEM Students
Women in STEM: Scholarships & Resources for STEM Majors

The Philadelphia Foundation: The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: May 1, 2018

The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary major in Construction Management, Agricultural Science, or Horticultural Science at a 4-year non-profit institution.


  • Must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 throughout high school
  • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Must demonstrate activity outside of education (can be extracurricular, work or volunteer)
  • Preference given to a student who is a direct descendant of an operating engineer, teamster, or other labor trade. (NOT A REQUIREMENT)


One (1) $2,000 scholarship ($500 per year for 4 years) will be awarded to cover tuition.

Access the application here.

Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 20, 2018

Five (5) $10,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in an HBCU who are entering their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of undergraduate study.

For complete information, please visit the website here.

Download more information here.


Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Science and Medicine (PRISM)

Stanford PRISM: DEADLINE January 15

PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. Our goal is to match excellent trainees to excellent mentors at Stanford.

This opportunity is open to all. We encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, or those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds, to apply. Applications consist of an application form, a CV, a research statement, a recommendation from your graduate advisor, and the names of up to 6 potential mentors at Stanford.

For more information and to apply, visit the PRISM website.


WHEN: March 14-17, 2018


UT Austin Environmental Science Institute – 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Your summer research will be in one of three major themes:

  • Reconstructing past climatic impacts on hydrologic and soil systems
  • Climate impacts on ecosystems
  • Energy-water nexus and infrastructure adaptations

ESI’s REU in Climate Change Impacts in Semi-Arid Regions offers:

  • An engaging research experience
  • The excitement of scientific inquiry
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Research communication workshops and symposia
  • An expanded perspective on graduate school and a career in science

The 10-week REU program runs from June 4 through August 10, 2018. All participants receive a $5,000 stipend. Additional funds are available to defray the cost of travel. Housing in a UT dormitory and a meal plan are also provided.

For more details and to apply today, visit the website.