Events | Opportunities
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.
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2018.
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