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Graduate College Innovation Grants

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE: June 8, 2020

The inaugural Graduate College Innovation Grant program seeks to create new opportunities in graduate education, and enhance the graduate student experience at UD. By encouraging development of new academic and co-curricular programs, as well as stronger support for students and their mentors, the . . . Graduate College aims to increase the value we provide to graduate, professional, and post-doctoral trainees, and attract new students to our programs. Proposals are invited in two categories:
Program Development & Innovation
These grants will support development of new graduate and professional programs, or innovative graduate curricula, related to contemporary, high impact areas. Priority will be given to programs with the potential to attract new populations of students, and an interdisciplinary scope
Professional Development
These grants will support Professional Development activities designed for graduate students, post-docs, or faculty mentors. Priority will be given to programs that will reach a large number of students, or establish links to potential employers.
Proposals can be submitted by following the link below. We ask that you use the budget template provided on the application page. Budgets up to $40,000 will be considered, though smaller proposals are welcome. Departmental and/or external grant cost-sharing is encouraged. It is expected that most programs will be completed within a year, though proposals for longer duration programs are welcome.
Awards can be made as early as July 1. This call for proposals will be repeated in September for Fall/Spring awards. Interested parties may address questions to Doug Doren, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Dean of the Graduate College or Buz Swanik, Faculty Fellow in the Graduate College.
Funding for this initiative is provided by the Graduate College.

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Cocodrie Fly Fishing (CFF)
CFF Foundation Education Award

DEADLINE: June 30, 2020

About the CFF Foundation Education Award CFF is proud to offer quarterly awards to university and college students! This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States who is enrolled and taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United . . . States. CFF will grant selected applicants a $1,500 financial award for their compelling essays on fishing, outdoors and adventure activities. Award Each quarter, 1 student will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship. Application Dates 1st Quarter – Award recipient is announced by mid-April, for all applications submitted from January 1 through March 30. 2nd Quarter – Award recipient is announced by mid-July, for all applications submitted from April 1 through June 30. 3rd Quarter – Award recipient is announced by mid-October, for all applications submitted from July 1 through September 30. 4th Quarter – Award recipient is announced by mid-January, for all applications submitted from October 1 through December 31. Eligibility You must be a US citizen studying in the USA. You must be enrolled and taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply! How to Apply You can submit your application via the CFF Foundation Education Award Application Form. To apply, write an essay (up to 1500 words) focusing on one of the essay questions on the form. Rest assured that we will not sell any personal info you send to us. Judging Criteria The CFF Foundation Education Award committee will review the submissions to select the winner of the award. The submissions will be evaluated using three main criteria: Overall quality (content, structure, readability, and grammar) Scope, and depth of the answer to the essay question Creativity and originality Selection and Notification The CFF Foundation Education Award committee will review all submissions and the award winner will be notified via email. Potential award winners are subject to verification by the award committee. CFF Foundation Education Award committee’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the administration, operation, selection of the potential award winners and other matters related to the award. Check for the $1500 award will be sent directly to your college. Digital Rights Agreement By submitting an application to this award, you agree that all your essay and content submissions will become the property of CFF and may be used in marketing materials, reposted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.

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Integra Sources
Computer Hardware Engineering Scholarship for Students

DEADLINE: September 1, 2020

Integra Sources is an electronics design house which provides custom software and hardware solutions and specializes in embedded hardware design, embedded software design, computer vision development, Internet of Things, robot development and other related areas. So, if you are a US college, high . . . school or university student, we invite you to apply for our finding grant program. Our hardware engineering scholarship is another opportunity for career development. The winning applicant will be rewarded $1,000 and encouraged to spend the grant on self-education purposes to acquire new skills and knowledge necessary for professional growth. For this scholarship, we have the following conditions & requirements: + Be an enthusiastic US high school, university or college student studying computer science, engineering and related areas + Be passionate about your idea and eager to change the world Applying for our Computer Hardware Engineering Scholarship is easy. All they need to do is to fill the application form at

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National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Data Analysis and Statistics Internships

DEADLINE: January 8, 2021

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for full and part-time internships with the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). What will I be doing? You will be involved in a variety of interesting . . . and original activities. You will learn and collaborate on projects that make use of expertise from a variety of fields, including survey methodology, survey statistics, economics and other social science disciplines to design, study, implement and conduct national surveys to measure the science and engineering enterprise. You will be a part of and learn about research projects, evaluation initiatives, surveys, data collection and specialized analyses. Why should I apply? Both independently, and as part of a team effort, you may have the opportunity to conduct analysis of key trends and patterns, and to visualize and present the findings in novel and informative ways. You will also have opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s leading experts on the science and engineering enterprise and in fields such as statistics, survey methodology, and economics. NCSES is the world’s premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise. What are the benefits? You will receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses as determined by NSF. Stipends are typically based on academic standing, discipline, and experience. You may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. Am I eligible? You must be currently pursuing, or have received within 4 months of application, a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Communications & Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Data Science, Demography, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics & Statistics, Sociology, Survey Methodology or similar field. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit For questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for the opportunity [NSF-NCSES-2019-0002] in your email subject line. *OPPORTUNITY OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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University of Delaware
Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program enables selected undergraduates, generally sophomores and juniors, to conduct in-depth research or creative work with University faculty. Students in the Summer Scholars . . . Program work on their projects full-time for ten weeks in the summer and continue to complete three credits’ worth of research in the following academic year. Research and creative work is generally completed under the close supervision of a faculty member. The research done during the academic year may be part of the senior thesis for the Degree with Distinction or Honors Degree with Distinction. Each Scholar will receive a stipend of $4,000.

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University of Delaware
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The UD Undergraduate Research Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities for college students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Delaware. The program is designed to . . . prepare, motivate, encourage, and support students who want to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic or research career. As a scholar in this program, you will spend 10 weeks on the University of Delaware campus in the summer of 2019, immersed in a research project where you will work closely with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. You will also learn first-hand about graduate programs at the University of Delaware and develop a valuable network of contacts who can support and assist you in applying to graduate school. The program will provide a stipend of $4000, as well as housing and round-trip transportation. Participation in the summer program is restricted to students enrolled in U.S. institutions. The program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying and providing research experience to talented underserved students (e.g., first generation, historically underrepresented, disabled, low-income, etc.). Preference is given to students completing their sophomore or junior years. University of Delaware students are not eligible for the program, but may seek summer research opportunities through other programs.

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University of Delaware
Delaware EPSCoR – Summer Scholars Research Internships

Students from any major are welcome to apply, but their research projects should be related to the environment, to coincide with the overall theme of Delaware’s EPSCoR program. Students with an . . . interest in climate, sea level rise, water quality, land use, soil contamination and remediation, environmental sensing and monitoring, economics, ethics, environmental justice, environmental history, or environmental policy are especially encouraged to apply What the Program Provides 10 weeks of full-time research (June-mid August) Independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor Interns participate in skill-building seminars on such topics as choosing a graduate school, research ethics, and making research presentations and posters Presentation of research results at undergrad research symposium Stipend To learn more about this program please visit -

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