Opportunities for Summer 2014
University of Tennessee-Knoxville Summer 2014 REU (Research Experience for Undergrads)
Application Deadline: February 28, 2014
The BCMB Department at UTK will offer a special summer program for undergraduates interested in research. The aim of this REU is to provide hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences, with an introduction to cutting-edge research in the broad area of “Sensing and Signaling”. The team of REU investigators represents a multidisciplinary ensemble of Cell Biologists, Geneticists, Biochemists, and Biophysicists who are taking modern approaches to the analysis of how signals are perceived and transduced in myriad biological systems.
REU Fellowships will be awarded to qualified students on a competitive basis. Each Fellowship will include a $5,000 stipend as well as an allowance for cost of living, travel (up to $500), and research supplies. To be considered, applicants should complete the APPLICATION by February 28 and email the completed form (as a PDF) to: email@example.com. In addition, each applicant should arrange to have two letters of recommendationand a college transcript emailed to the same address.
UT-Knoxville is preferencing rising sophomores and juniors for this program, as well as minorities, women, and first-generation students. Must be a US resident or citizen.
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U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Comission Summer Institutes
Application Deadline: February 27, 2014 OR March 6, 2014, depending on program; FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE APPLICANTS PREFERRED
This is a great opportunity for UNL Honors students. Each year of this prestigious and competitive program we have had successful applicants.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2014 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.
There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students in 2014. The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social programme, subsistence e.g. food and drink. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA.
For More Information
Visit the US-UK Fulbright Comission website to view specific programs, dates, requirements and applications at http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates.
University of Vermont Summer REU
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
The University of Vermont has a new 10-week NSF-REU for students interested in the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of habitat fragmentation, eutrophication, and invasive species on the Lake Champlain ecosystem. The experience is open to students who are rising freshmen through seniors; those from college and universities with limited research opportunities and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Participants will receive a $5000 stipend, free housing, food stipend, and travel funds. Participants will take part in our "Think Like a Scientist" program, weekly journal club, weekly career seminars, conduct independent research, and present their results.
Program dates: June 1, 2014-August 9, 2014
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Summer Language Institutes at the University of Chicago*
Application Dedline: March 3, 2014
*There are programs for both undergraduates and graduate students; there is a scholarship being offered for graduate students.*
Whether you need to acquire proficiency skills to prepare to study abroad, to gain reading skills in a language for scholarly research, or learn to read ancient texts in the original, the Summer Language Institute has a course for you. Our summer language students enjoy a welcoming setting for experiencing the academic rigor that is the hallmark of the University of Chicago and sharing their passion for knowledge with other likeminded students.
The SLI offers three categories of language courses:
- Beginning and Intermediate courses in the modern languages are designed for students wishing to develop proficiency across all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The intensive approach of these courses and the concentrated environment of the summer schedule help students to make quick progress. A full sequence (e.g., French 10100-10200-10300) often enables the students to progress at a speed that is the equivalent of a year or more of instruction during the regular academic year.
- Reading and research courses focus on the skills graduate students need to access secondary literature in other languages. Students will become familiar with the advanced grammatical structures and idiomatic characteristics of academic prose. They will also practice reading comprehension on articles drawn from their own fields and can begin integrating those materials into their own research projects. By the end of this course, participants will be able to navigate a wide range of scholarly texts in the target language.
- Faculty from the University of Chicago’s renowned ancient and classical language departments guide students in building and honing their reading and translation abilities. Beginning students can expect a comprehensive introduction to the languages, which will allow them to begin reading original texts. Intermediate students solidify their mastery of grammar and syntax while reading extensively in authentic texts, developing the skills necessary to begin scholarly work with Classical sources.
Graduate Scholarship Opportunities
The Graduate Studies prgram is pleased to announce a second call for applications to the Summer 2014 FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Fellowship competition for the following languages:
SOUTH ASIA: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Urdu
LATIN AMERICA: Haitian Kreyol, K’iche’ Maya, Portuguese, Yucatec Maya
EAST EUROPE: Georgian (1st year Georgian will be offered at the University of Chicago this summer)
For More Information
Visit http://summerlanguages.uchicago.edu/ to get more information.
Visit the FLAS webage for application materials and more information regarding the graduate scholarships at http://grad.uchicago.edu/fellowships_funding/featured_fellowships/flas_fellowships/.
LSAMP Summer Research Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Application Deadline: March 3, 2014
The Office of Graduate Education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invite underrepresented minority undergraduate students in the STEM fields to conduct research with Rensselaer faculty for eight weeks during the summer of 2014. This program is designed to help curious and solution-oriented students gain confidence in the lab, develop enthusiasm for graduate school, cultivate a
professional network, and earn attractive qualifications. Program Dates: Sunday, June 8, 2014 through Saturday, August 2, 2014
- Mentorship in a Rensselaer Lab
- Professional Development
- Opportunity to Present Research Findings
- Living Allowance of $350 per week
- On-Campus Room and Board
Visit the LSAMP webpage at http://gradoffice.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=34.
Oklahoma State University REU-Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior
Application Deadline: March 21, 2014
The goal of this program is to provide 10 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human or animal behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects. Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is NOT possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation.
May 31, 2014-July 26, 2014
To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. You must be an undergraduate through December 2014 (i.e., not receive your bachelor’s degree before December 2014).
Each student will reside in a campus dormitory (at no cost to the student) and receive $500 per week to cover food and other living expenses. Students will receive a $500 travel stipend to pay for their travel to and from campus and a $500 additional stipend, if students present research at an academic conference.
Visit the program website, http://psychology.okstate.edu/faculty/kennison/osunsfreu.htm, to see the application and further requirements.
CUR Physics and Astronomy REU at Central Washington University
Application Deadline: March 21, 2014
This is a new type of REU program providing students with their first formal faculty mentored research experience. We are interested in applications submitted by undergraduates from any university, with a goal of serving students enrolled at institutions where research opportunities for undergraduates are minimal or non-existent. Experimental and computational projects in diverse areas of physics and astronomy are available. Additionally, multiple institutions across the US host the cohort of participating undergraduate students. During this 10-week program, students live on a respective host campus while working alongside faculty mentors and undergraduates from the host institution. Interactions among the students in the six-campus REU cohort take place on-line with an end of the summer in-person meeting at Central Washington University.
June 2-August 8, 2014
Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A preference for those students who have not yet had their first formal faculty mentored research experience. As such, we strongly encourage students enrolled at institutions where research opportunities for undergraduates are minimal or non-existent to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, community colleges and four-year colleges/universities. All participants must be continuing their undergraduate college education in Fall 2014. Students must have finished at least one year of college by summer 2014 but may not have completed a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent degree. Preference is given to students who have completed an introductory physics and/or astronomy sequence. Women and students from traditionally underrepresented groups and institutions are encouraged to apply.
Although there is some flexibility in dates, we require students be able to participate during the end of summer event at Central Washington University during the week of August 4th - 8th.
For More Information
Visit the CWU REU website at http://www.cwu.edu/physics/reuprogram to learn more information and to access the application.
Texas A&M-Commerce REU (For Community College Students): Physics and Astronomy
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014
A unique and rewarding research training opportunity, specifically created for community college students interested in physics and astronomy, is being offered during the summer of 2014 at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas.
Eight students from community colleges around the country will be selected to participate in a summer program that will provide each student with a refreshing research experience lasting ten weeks. Each selected participant will work directly under a faculty mentor on a collaborative research project that matches the specific interests of the participant.
June 2nd-August 7th
Acceptance into the program an award provides the student with a $5000 stipend, housing, and travel support to and from Commerce, Texas, as well as an observing run at McDonald Observatory. Participants will also have access to recreational facilities on the A&M-Commerce campus. During the 10-week period, participants will attend several social events and field trips to research and industrial institutions in North and East Texas. At the end of the program, each participant will write a progress report and make a symposium presentation.
Visit the TAMU-Commerce REU website for more information and application requirements at http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/scienceEngineeringAgriculture/departments/physicsAstronomy/REU.aspx.
Unite For Sight Immersive Global Health Program
No Application Deadline
Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners. Additionally, Unite For Sight is one of a handful of non-profit organizations worldwide that dedicate 100% of every donation to its programs; every dollar directly provides care for patients living in poverty.
Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.7 million patients living in poverty, including more than 75,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.
For More Information
Visit the Unite For Sight website at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad to learn more about the specific program requirements for each option.