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For Faculty & Staff

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program

March 28, 2018

Submissions to NSF solicitation 17-527

To answer any questions you may have about your potential submission, NSF S-STEM Program Directors will host a series of webinars in January and February. Please note that the webinars will be given in two styles: traditional and flipped. The first half-hour of a traditional webinar will consist of an overview of the program itself; this will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The entirety of a flipped webinar will be devoted to questions--the hosts of a flipped webinar will not give an overview of the program. To prepare for the flipped webinar, participants will be expected to have carefully read the solicitation and/or viewed the videos.

March 31, 2018

Offered June 25-28

The Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) has announced that the annual Introduction to Microfluidics Technology summer course will take place at Brandeis University from June 25th-29th, 2018. This is a week-long course runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. each day. Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and industrial scientists and engineers are invited to apply.

The hands-on course was developed for scientists and engineers interested in utilizing microfluidic technology in the physical and life sciences. Students enrolled will have the opportunity to learn different microfluidic fabrication techniques and create custom-made microfluidics devices relevant to their research or work.

Course details and application instructions can be found on the MRSEC site.

April 3, 2018

The goal of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's Neurodegeneration Challenge Network is to bring together outstanding, innovative, forward-thinking scientists from different disciplines, into a collaborative network to work together on questions related to the basic cell biological mechanisms of neurodegeneration in the context of human disease biology. Applications from researchers who are working in relevant fields outside of neurodegeneration and neuroscience; (such as cell biology, immunology, metabolism, physiology, and computational biology) are strongly encouraged.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has issued two RFAs for basic research on the basic biology of neurodegenerative disease.

  • The CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards will provide $2.5M/ 5 yrs to investigators in the first six years of their first independent academic appointment. Awards have an emphasis on those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration. Applicants should be in their faculty role for at least two years but not more than six years at the time of application. Applications due April 17, 2018.

  • The CZI Collaborative Science Awards will provide $350k x 3 yrs to teams of 2-4 investigators that include a physician with active clinical engagement. Letters of Intent due April 3, 2018.

May 9, 2018

A call for applications in the Prof. R. Ramimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists

In 2018 the program will have two calls and each will support 10 trips. Grants will be $4,000 each. This is the 1st CALL for 2018.
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of their merit in light of the overall aim of the program, and the qualifications of the applicants. The grant will be awarded through the grantee's institute. As guiding principles, support will be awarded to applications that meet the following criteria:

  •  The applicant is a young American or Israeli researcher, and the visit is to the other country.
  • The research is in an accredited higher education or scientific institution (including hospitals).
  • The applicant's research is in any of the scientific fields supported by the BSF (full list is on the BSF website), regardless of the split program.
  • The purpose of the trip is limited to the use of facilities, or acquiring expertise not available in the applicant's home country.
  • Application is for travel that has not yet taken place.

For Students

March 29, 2018

Brandeis University's World of Work (WOW) fellowship supports undergraduate students who pursue unpaid summer internships. The competitive program aims to reduce financial obstacles that might preclude students from following their interests, exploring career fields, gaining new skills, and experiencing the World of Work. This past summer, 49 Brandeis students interned in 20+ industries across 10 states and 2 countries! Follow their journeys into the World of Work on Hiatt's summer internship blog.

The 2018 WOW application is now available! Apply by Thursday, March 29th at noon. Visit the application page for more details and links.

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund

The Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund supports research projects for students during the summer or for an academic semester; it also provides funding to students who are presenting their work at conferences. ALL disciplines are welcome, including all areas of the creative arts and the humanities.

More Information

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, or would like to meet in person to discuss your application, please email Meredith Monaghan
  • More information available on the Academic Fellowships website

Find more research opportunities for undergraduates at Academic Services. 

Future Opportunities

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) promotes scientific relations between the U.S. and Israel by supporting collaborative research projects in a wide area of basic and applied scientific fields, for peaceful and non-profit purposes. Funding for research derives from the annual interest on an endowment contributed in equal parts by the two countries. Explore the BSF website to find out more about upcoming deadlines for opportunities for support in Earth Sciences, Basic Plasma Sciences and Engineering, Materials, Ceramics, Condensed Matter and Materials Theory, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, and more. View the list of programs supported with specific Calls for Proposals.

May 15, 2018

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program provides supplemental awards for Ph.D. students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research. The goal of the SCGSR program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the program. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

November 1, 2018

The Rome Prize supports innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize Fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and an individual work space at AAR’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

Fellowships are awarded in the following disciplines:

  • Ancient Studies

  • Architecture

  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)

  • Historic Preservation and Conservation

  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)

  • Literature (includes fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry)

  • Medieval Studies

  • Modern Italian Studies

  • Musical Composition

  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film/video, installation, new media, digital arts, and other visual arts fields)