2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, or SURF, program introduces undergraduate students to research under the guidance of seasoned mentors at Caltech or NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity and gain a more realistic view of the opportunities and demands of a professional research career.

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, or SURF, program introduces undergraduate students to research under the guidance of seasoned mentors at Caltech or NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity and gain a more realistic view of the opportunities and demands of a professional research career.

SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process. Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project and to write research proposals. Caltech faculty or JPL staff review the proposals and recommend awards. Students work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August. At the conclusion of the project, each student submits a technical paper and gives an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day.

All application materials must be received no later than Feb. 22, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/surf.

Please email any questions about this opportunity to the Caltech Student-Faculty Programs office at sfp@caltech.edu.

Deadline:

Monday, February 22, 2016

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NASA History Program Office Summer and Fall 2016 Internships

The NASA History Program Office is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for summer and fall 2016 internships. The History Program Office maintains archival materials to answer research questions from NASA personnel, journalists, scholars, students at all levels and others from around the world. The division also edits and publishes several books and monographs each year. It maintains a large number of websites on NASA history.

The NASA History Program Office is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for summer and fall 2016 internships. The History Program Office maintains archival materials to answer research questions from NASA personnel, journalists, scholars, students at all levels and others from around the world. The division also edits and publishes several books and monographs each year. It maintains a large number of websites on NASA history.

Students of all majors are welcome to apply. While detailed prior knowledge of the aeronautics and space fields is not necessary, a keen interest and some basic familiarity with these topics are needed. Strong research, writing and editing skills are essential. Experience with social media is a plus.

Intern projects are flexible. Typical projects include handling a variety of information requests, writing posts for the NASA history Twitter and Facebook pages, editing historical manuscripts, doing research and writing biographical sketches, and identifying and captioning photos.

Applications for summer 2016 internships are due Feb. 1, 2016. Fall 2016 internship applications are due June 1, 2016.

For more information, visit http://history.nasa.gov/interncall.htm.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Bill Barry at bill.barry@nasa.gov.

Deadline:

Monday, February 1, 2016

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2016 Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program

The Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program, or PGGURP, pairs qualified undergraduate students with NASA-funded investigators at research locations across the U.S. for eight weeks during the summer. Students spend the summer at the NASA scientists' home institutions. Selected students receive a cost-of-living stipend and compensation for housing and travel.

The Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program, or PGGURP, pairs qualified undergraduate students with NASA-funded investigators at research locations across the U.S. for eight weeks during the summer. Students spend the summer at the NASA scientists' home institutions. Selected students receive a cost-of-living stipend and compensation for housing and travel.

Undergraduate students majoring in geology or related sciences are eligible to apply. Students graduating in 2016 who have not started graduate school yet are also eligible. Preference is given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Applications are due Jan. 29, 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~tgregg/pggurp_homepage.html.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please email Robyn Wagner, PGGURP administrator, at pggurp@buffalo.edu.

Deadline:

Friday, January 29, 2016

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FY 2016_Space Grant Mentor Application Form

The University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Mentor Application 2016-2017

Application Deadline: July 5, 2016 at 11:59pm

Note: Space Grant Program support of any student is limited to one academic year.

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Funding Assistance
The UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship program works hard to engage the largest number of students possible. Each year we are able to extend the internship funding base to a larger group of undergraduates through much appreciated financial assistance provided by those of our mentors who are able to full-fund or split-fund their interns. Interns may work between 10 and 20 hrs/wk (9.50/hr plus 3.3% ERE). On average, they tend to work 13 hrs/wk. Thus, full-funding an intern for 30 weeks, at 13hrs/wk amounts to about 3,825 dollars while split-funding half the costs amounts to about 1,913 dollars. Please note that cost-share is not considered in either the ranking/selection of interns or in the process of matching those students to mentor projects.
Nomination
In the first step of the review process, student applicants are ranked and selected on merit. In the second step, top ranked students are matched with best fitting mentor proposals. If you already have a student identified for this proposed project - and that student has submitted an Internship application - you can nominate that student to be matched to this project. Do you wish to nominate a specific student?

Note: Any student nominated for split-funding must complete a student Internship Program application form.

If you have nominated a specific student and he or she does not get selected for an Internship, would you be willing to mentor another student?
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FY 2016_Space Grant Internship Application Form

The University of Arizona/NASA Space Grant
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Intern Application 2016-2017

Application Deadline: July 5, 2016 at 11:59pm

If you want to expand your universe and get paid for it too, we may have the perfect job for you in the UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program!

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Note: It is expected that all awardees be prepared to commit at least 160 hours to their Internship work.

Interns are generally matched with mentors/projects by the Space Grant Steering Committee. To request a specific mentor, please name him/her here. Note: if you propose to work with a specific mentor, that mentor must submit a Mentor's proposal/application form to the Space Grant Steering Committee.
If the Space Grant Steering Committee is unable to match you with the above named person, do you want to be considered for other positions?
Tracking Agreement

A key measure of UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program success is made through tracking the accomplishments and whereabouts of program participants. As a federal grant program, continued support and funding requires documentation of program accomplishments; tracking results must be provided to NASA and ultimately to Congress. To accomplish this, to apply for an Internship you must agree to the following:

If selected for UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship, I agree to keep program managers apprised on my current academic accomplishments and personal whereabouts including my current contact information. In addition, during the internship I agree to complete program evaluation forms in a timely manner, and complete subsequent (online) program tracking forms at least one time per year starting at the end of my internship, until such time as I leave UA, complete my current UA/Pima academic degree, and can document the "next step" in my academic or professional activities (i.e., enter graduate school or the workforce).

Call for Abstracts: 67th International Astronautical Congress

NASA will soon announce its "Call for Abstracts” for the 2016 International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from Sept. 26-30. The IAC is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1,000 scientific papers every year. NASA’s participation in this event is an on-going effort to connect NASA with the international space and astronautical community.

NASA will soon announce its "Call for Abstracts” for the 2016 International Astronautical Congress, which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from Sept. 26-30. The IAC is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1,000 scientific papers every year. NASA’s participation in this event is an on-going effort to connect NASA with the international space and astronautical community.

Please visit the IAC website at http://www.iac2016.org for full details. The submission deadline to the IAC is Feb. 29, 2016. Details on NASA's "Call for Abstracts" will be released soon. For more information, contact Carolyn Knowles atcarolyn.knowles-1@nasa.gov.

Deadline:

Monday, February 29, 2016

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First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition

NASA and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium are pleased to announce the 7th Annual First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition. The spring 2016 competition, tentatively scheduled for April 23, hosts two challenges: Tribal and American Indian Science and Engineering Society, or AISES, high-powered rocket launches. The best performing team* in each category will receive an invitation for a specially arranged tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Eighteen teams can participate in the First Nations Launch competition.

NASA and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium are pleased to announce the 7th Annual First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition. The spring 2016 competition, tentatively scheduled for April 23, hosts two challenges: Tribal and American Indian Science and Engineering Society, or AISES, high-powered rocket launches. The best performing team* in each category will receive an invitation for a specially arranged tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Eighteen teams can participate in the First Nations Launch competition.

For a team to apply to the First Nations Launch program, a faculty advisor must complete the following steps:

-- Register as faculty on the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium website (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/about/login/).
-- Submit the “Create Rocket Launch Team (NOI)” Grant Application Form (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/forms/account/login/?next=/forms/application/first-nations-rocket-competition/).

Once the faculty advisor completes the Notice of Intent, identifies the team name, lists the student participants, and chooses which competition the team will compete in, each student must do the following:

-- Register as an undergraduate student on the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium website (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/about/login/).
-- Complete the First Nations Launch National Rocket Competition application (https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/forms/account/login/?next=/forms/application/first-nations-rocket-competition/).

The Notice of Intent and student applications must be submitted by Jan. 18, 2016, to compete in the competition. Teams that need assistance securing a faculty advisor should contact the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. Teams are encouraged to seek advice from industry, Tripoli**, the National Association of Rocketry, and their state’s local Space Grant Consortium.

Each team will be provided a low-powered model rocket for flight demonstration, two reloadable rocket motors, and the motor casing per competition flight parameters. In addition, teams will be awarded up to $5,000 for travel and project expenses. The team advisor/mentor will receive a $1,000 stipend. First Nations Launch is a program funded by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. NASA is committed to promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities. Interested teams do not need prior experience to participate in this program.

Those seeking help in getting started are highly encouraged to contact First Nations Launch technical advisor Frank Nobile (Maxq3@aol.com), Tripoli Rocket Association member Bob Justus (bob@mhbofni.com), or First Nations Launch liaison Dan Hawk (naas.wsgc@gmail.com). Teams will be selected Jan. 22, 2016.

*All deadlines must be met to be eligible. See Calendar at spacegrant.carthage.edu/first-nations-launch/calendar.

** U.S.A. Tripoli Prefecture -- http://www.tripoli.org/Prefectures/mapID/5

To learn more about this exciting NASA opportunity, please visit spacegrant.carthage.edu/first-nations-launch.

Deadline:

Monday, January 18, 2016

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NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a competitive funding opportunity for education projects that will strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a competitive funding opportunity for education projects that will strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to enable informed decision-making necessary for community resilience to extreme weather events and other environmental hazards. Successful projects will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.

Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States. Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project.

Applications are due Feb. 8, 2016.

For more information and to submit an online application, visithttp://www.oesd.noaa.gov/grants/elg.html#page=funding.

An informational teleconference with the program officers will occur on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. EST. Visit the link above for details on how to join the teleconference and/or to obtain a copy of the transcription of the teleconference held on December 10, 2015.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to oed.grants@noaa.gov.

Deadline:

Monday, February 8, 2016

Opportunity Category:

2016 NASA Academy

The 2016 NASA Academy is being offered at three locations: NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Applications are being solicited for this 10-week summer experience for college students with emphasis on immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training. Activities include laboratory research, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA centers and space-related industries, and technical presentations.

The 2016 NASA Academy is being offered at three locations: NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Applications are being solicited for this 10-week summer experience for college students with emphasis on immersive and integrated multidisciplinary exposure and training. Activities include laboratory research, a group project, lectures, meetings with experts and administrators, visits to NASA centers and space-related industries, and technical presentations. Students learn how NASA and its centers operate, gain experience in world-class laboratories, and participate in leadership development and team-building activities.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens (including citizens of the U.S. territories Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Marianas) majoring in a STEM discipline. The applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time in accredited universities and colleges in the U.S. and its territories. Students may apply to any of the NASA Academy opportunities by following these steps:

1. Log into the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative, or OSSI, site at https://intern.nasa.gov.
2. Register and set up an account.
3. Select the “Search Opportunities” tab at the top bar.
4. Select “NASA Center(s) of Interest” under “NASA Center/Facility.”
5. Enter “Academy” in the “Keywords” block at the bottom of the screen.
6. Click the “Search” button at the very bottom of screen; a list of Academy Opportunities will then be displayed.
7. Click on the “View” icon in the first column under “Action” to read about the Opportunity of interest, followed by comments on additional instructions for completing the application, including two requested essays.

The deadline for receipt of NASA Academy application(s) and associated documents is Feb. 16, 2016.

Please direct questions about NASA Academy to NASA-Academy-Application@mail.nasa.gov.

Deadline:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Opportunity Category:

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows. The program dates are May 25th – August 5th, 2016.

Qualifications

Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences are eligible to apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered.  Applicants must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

How to Apply

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.

For further information contact:

Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.gov.

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html

Deadline:

Friday, January 15, 2016

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