2019 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is Now Open

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) are focused on training the next generation of diverse leaders in public policy and international affairs. PPIA JSI is a rigorous seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging diverse leaders in public service.  The JSI curriculum is structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, and public speaking. The deadline to apply for summer 2019 is November 19.

Society of Toxicology (SOT) Announces Awards Opportunity for Undergraduates

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) would like you to know about SOT activities that give students the opportunity to learn more about toxicology. SOT provides undergraduate travel support and host a special program for undergraduates and non-SOT member advisers at the SOT Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, March 10–14, 2019.  Please see the Undergraduate Programs Flyer for information about the conference and awards. The deadline for awards is October 19. For students with data to present, the Abstract Submission deadline is also October 19.

VAWP 2018 Student Research Scholarship Call for Applications (Deadline Sept. 21)

The Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals (VAWP) is soliciting scholarship applications from undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Virginia institutions. 

At the association’s establishment in 1993, the VAWP defined a mission is to:

  • Bring together wetland scientists, regulators, managers, design professionals, attorneys and other wetland professionals in an independent forum that promotes discussion and exchange of ideas on wetland issues important in Virginia;
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of wetland management through the development and operation of certification programs, training and education in wetland delineation, functional assessment, best management practices, mitigation and other areas;
  • Encourage improved public and private partnerships, planning and protection of wetlands based on best available science, technology and engineering practices;
  • Encourage the conservation and responsible use of wetland resources; and,
  • Encourage and promote continued research and public education in the area of wetland functions and values.

While the VAWP historically focused on wetland science, this scholarship is open to any applicant conducting research in the wetland science / natural resource / environmental science fields, as associated with VAWP’s mission.  

The winner of the scholarship will receive an award in the amount of $250.00.   If you or your company is interested in donating to the scholarship, please contact Wes Hudson or Carolyn Keeler as noted below. 

The deadline for all applications is September 21, 2018.   If you have any questions, please contact Wes Hudson (VAWP Education Committee Chair) at herman.hudson.85@gmail.com or Mark Headly (VAWP President) at MHeadly@wetlands.com.

VAWP 2018 Student Research Scholarship Application [DOC]

Goldwater Scholarship Information Sessions

Mr. Jeff Wing from the National Scholarship Office will be offering two information sessions about the Goldwater Scholarship. Undergrads who will graduate in May 2020 or later are eligible to apply. Those with strong grades and research experience, who are planning to pursue STEM research careers, are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions to learn more about this opportunity. The first session will be held from 2-3p on Thursday, September 13, and the second will be held from 11a-noon on Friday, September 14. Both info sessions will be held in the NSO conference room (1210) in the Honors College building (701 W. Grace Street). Interested students who cannot attend either information session can make an appointment to meet with Mr. Wing.

Research Opportunities at NIH for Science Students

Exciting Opportunity for Aspiring Biomedical Researchers

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is looking for science students with a passion to advance global health research in the 21st century for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, held February 4–7, 2019, in Bethesda, Maryland.

About the Program

Selected INRO students visit NIAID to learn about the breadth of research we do in the areas of allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases from world-renowned scientists and interview for potential research training positions.

Who Can Apply

We are looking for dedicated science students interested in joining the NIAID research community. Candidates who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates nearing their dissertation defense and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible.

Find out more about INRO »