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Office of Graduate and Professional Education

Unidel Distinguished Scholars Recruiting Grants
Call for Proposals

DEADLINE: June 1, 2019

With generous support from the Unidel Foundation Inc., the Office of Graduate and Professional Education (OGPE) is announcing an open call for proposals (up to $5,000) to support the recruiting activities for exceptional doctoral student applicants who are likely to be successful nominees for the . . . Unidel Distinguished Scholars Awards. The goal is intended to improve the University of Delaware’s success in attracting the highest quality of prospective doctoral education applicants. This funding mechanism will enhance the visibility of UD as a premier destination for graduate and professional education, encourage inclusive excellence & diversity, and signal UD’s commitment towards excellence in graduate education for in-state, out-of-state and international students pursuing doctoral degrees.
Funding requests may include prospective doctoral student events and/or recruiting fairs, campus visits by high quality candidates, faculty travel to recruiting events, or other innovative proposal plans related to doctoral student recruitment. Submissions will be accepted immediately and continue contingent on resource availability.
Funding is available immediately, and must be used by June 2019.
Funding for this initiative was provided by the Unidel Foundation, Inc

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American Council of Learned Societies
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition

DEADLINE: March 13, 2019

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the ninth competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. In 2019, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year positions at participating nonprofits and government . . . agencies. This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application beyond the academy. The fellowship carries a stipend of $68,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds. This year, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations: Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA) – Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager American Public Media (St. Paul, MN) – Senior Research Analyst Center for Court Innovation (New York, NY) – Communications Project Manager Chicago Humanities Festival (Chicago, IL) – Program Manager Citizens Committee for the Children of New York (New York, NY) – Policy & Budget Analyst Committee to Protect Journalists (New York, NY) – Research Manager Community Change (Washington, DC) – Policy Advisor Data & Society Research Institute (New York, NY) – Editor The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC) – Program Officer Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT) – Grants Manager Library of America (New York, NY) – Outreach Programs Manager National Conference of State Legislatures (Denver, CO) – Legislative Policy Specialist National Low Income Housing Coalition (Washington, DC) – Research Analyst Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) – Campaign Advocate, Latin America Project PEN America (New York, NY) – Festival Programs Manager Public Books (New York, NY) – Associate Editor Rare (Arlington, VA) – Community Engagement Manager Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA) – Policy Analyst Seattle Office for Civil Rights (Seattle, WA) – Senior Researcher San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst World Justice Project (Washington, DC) – Program Manager Applicants to the Public Fellows program must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2015 and June 21, 2019 and possess US citizenship or permanent resident status. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 5, 2019. Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available at Please do not contact any of the host organizations directly. All applications must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system ( by 9 pm EDT on March 13, 2019.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Pathways to Computing Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

DEADLINE: May 15, 2019

The Pathways to Computing Internship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduate students with research projects in computer science, computational science, and mathematics. Students will learn under the direction of ORNL research staff and . . . will participate on projects in diverse domains including computer science, health data science, and climate science.

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Department of Energy
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

DEADLINE: January 7, 2019

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 . . . weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including: Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM Eligibility (at the time of application) Be at least 18 years of age at time of application. Be a U.S. Citizen. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Be available to participate in the full 10-week program. Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level. Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019.

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University of Delaware
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The UD Undergraduate Research Scholars 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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