Information for current students
1. useful links
I. Miscellaneous links for graduate students in science and engineering
- The Inter-University Doctoral Consortium. Allows students to attend courses at participating universities.
- New York Academy of Science "Science Alliance" website for graduate students and postdocs - careers, networking, events of interest, etc.: http://www.nyas.org/sa/
- Blog: "The goal of this site is help students to prepare for the changing demands of today's job market and to provide a voice for early career scientists": http://blog.phds.org/
If you are a current graduate student at Rutgers and would like to be considered for an NSF-IGERT Traineeship in Perceptual Science, please submit an application (pdf format) to Claudia Farber , with the following information.
- Name, address, phone, email
- Years of graduate study; expected date of graduation
- Department; advisor(s)
- Graduate courses completed
- Talks, posters, and papers published or in progress
- Graduate research accomplished or in progress (approximately 1 single spaced page)
- (a) If you are a 1st or 2nd year student: The relationship of your plan of graduate study to the goals of the IGERT, including anticipated coursework and research (approx. 1 page, but longer if needed), or
(b) If you are a 3rd year student or beyond: A description of your doctoral thesis project emphasizing the interdisciplinary components, including which faculty and labs will be involved (approx. 1 page, but longer if needed).
for complete listings and advising see the Graduate School-New Brunswick, GradFund: http://gradfund.rutgers.edu and Sakai site: https://sakai.rutgers.edu/portal.rci.rutgers.edu.
Some selected opportunities:
- Bunting-Cobb Graduate Residential Fellowship Program for Women
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Program Guidelines: NSF 06-605 The National Science Foundation's Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field ...
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) : provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study.
- NIH Predoctoral fellowship: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) : Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP); for research interests relevant to NASA's programs in space science and aerospace technology, including social sciences, information systems, and other fields.
The Google Anita Borg Scholarships : To award to encourage the training of computational scientists by providing financial scholarships for female students in the computer sciences. Eligibility: First year master’s level students.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship : The sponsors of the NDSEG Fellowship Program have interest in a broad range of disciplines, as well as specialties that combine multiple aspects, or lie at the borders of the listed disciplines. There are also links to other fellowship opportunities from the website.
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship : Students in their first or second year of graduate study in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE): SWE offers scholarships for women pursuing degrees in engineering and computer science, and the website also lists scholarships offered by other organizations.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Graduate Fellowships Students must be pursuing a field of study in science, technology, engineering, or math related to homeland security and conduct research in one of 16 specified research areas. The fellowships provide tuition and a monthly stipend; in return students participate in an internship at DHS and agree to work there after graduation for a certain period of time.
- I'm writing to you as the Judging Coordinator of the North Jersey Regional Science Fair to be held on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 2009. The NJRSF is a high school student science competition in which students present a wide variety of projects from all areas of science, math, and engineering. The NJRSF provides the only route for students from ten NJ counties to gain entry to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), administered by Science Service in Washington, DC. The NJRSF is a great opportunity to promote science education and encourage scientific literacy in New Jersey.
In order for the fair to be a success, we need your help in the judging process. This year, we have an unusually high number of Behavioral Science projects and we really need more judges in this area.
Judging on Friday night runs from 6:30 - 9:30 PM and centers on category judging, with a team of judges assigned to each category (Behavioral Science, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, Medicine and Health, Microbiology, Computer Science, Physics, Animal Science, Plant Science, for example - there are many categories to choose from).
Judging on Saturday morning (8:30 - noon) focuses on special awards in many areas and the selection of finalists for the ISEF trips. Judges don't need to come both days - though we'd love to have you!
Information about the fair is available at: http://njrsf.org. If you're interested in judging, you can register through the website (http://www.research.att.com/~kbl/njrsf/njrsf.html) or just send me a return email with your name, your area of expertise (Behavioral Science, Biochemistry, Medicine and Health, etc.), and which day(s) you'd like to come.
Lenore Neigeborn, Judging Coordinator, North Jersey Regional Science Fair
- For lists of opportunities see: http://www.ibparticipation.org/IBPPostdocs_portal.asp
- NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and Supporting Activities