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U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program

The U.S. Depart­ment of Energy Carls­bad Field Office is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for a one-year CBFO appoint­ment (with pos­si­bil­ity of exten­sion) in the field of envi­ron­men­tal micro­bi­ol­ogy.  This appoint­ment will be located at the Los Alamos National Lab­o­ra­tory in the Carls­bad Envi­ron­men­tal Mon­i­tor­ing and Research Cen­ter (uni­ver­sity institute).

Typ­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory activ­i­ties will include a wide vari­ety of micro­bial char­ac­ter­i­za­tion and ana­lyt­i­cal tech­niques (e.g., PCR, ion chro­matog­ra­phy, cell count­ing tech­niques, microscopy, anaer­o­bic meth­ods, cell plat­ing, and sam­ple prepa­ra­tions for gene sequenc­ing).  Strong men­tor­ship will be pro­vided with the goal of devel­op­ing research skills that con­tribute to pub­lish­able sci­en­tific results and pre­pare the CBFO Fel­low for advanced studies.

The ideal can­di­date will have a BS or higher in micro­bi­ol­ogy, biol­ogy, or related degrees received within the last five years from an accred­ited U.S. insti­tu­tion and a strong desire to develop/apply their research skills. Strong ana­lyt­i­cal, research and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills are required.

Appli­cants must also be a U.S. cit­i­zen (no excep­tions) and be avail­able for a full-time com­mit­ment start­ing in June/July 2014.  Stipends are depen­dent on aca­d­e­mic level, skills and expe­ri­ence. Addi­tional allowances for round-trip travel to site may be provided.

Eli­gi­ble can­di­dates must apply by mid­night EDT on Wednes­day, May 21, 2014.  For more infor­ma­tion, e-mail cbfo.fellowship@orise.orau.gov or visit their web­site at:http://orise.orau.gov/cbfo/applicants/applicants.html

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Sessions

The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards & the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will offer the following information sessions this spring:

· In person: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m., MGH 171. RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/457

· Webinar: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 4:30-5:30 p.m., online. Register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/731768270

NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study. It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame. This includes a $30,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

Seniors and alumni who are planning to attend graduate school can apply now and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend. This year’s application cycle will be for funding starting in fall 2015.

The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates. Application deadlines range from early- to mid-November, 2014. Students are encouraged to start early on this process.

Though the list of eligible fields is long, it includes:

· SOCIAL SCIENCES – Archaeology, Anthropology, Communications, Decision Making and Risk analysis, Economics (except Business Administration), Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, International Relations, Law and Social Science, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Policy, Science Policy, Sociology (except Social Work), Urban and Regional Planning

· STEM EDUCATION AND LEARNING RESEARCH

· CHEMISTRY

· COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

· ENGINEERING

· GEOSCIENCES

· LIFE SCIENCES

· MATERIALS RESEARCH

· MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

· PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

· PSYCHOLOGY

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Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunity

Title: 2014 EPA Great Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

URL: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2014/2014_gro_undergrad.html

Open Date: 04/10/2014 – Close Date: 05/27/2014

EPA is continuing to offer undergraduate fellowships to students in environmentally related fields of study.  By enhancing and supporting quality environmental education for undergraduate students, the GRO supported fellows have provided new environmental research in the physical, biological, health, and social sciences as well as in engineering. Minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply since the number of minority applicants has historically been low.

Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior  years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility  during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to  $19,700 per academic year of support and $9,500 of support for a  three-month summer internship. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or its territories or  possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent  residence. They must also attend a fully accredited four-year U.S. Have at least a ‘B’ average overall.

Applicants must be a sophmore to apply. The fellows also participate in a 12 week long Summer Internship  Program. The internship offers them the opportunity to work at an EPA  research laboratory or another EPA facility to enhance their  undergraduate educational experience and to gain valuable professional  training.  The internship program is administered by Consolidated  Safety Services, Inc. (CSS), a woman-owned small business founded in 1988 that provides scientific program support, environmental safety and  health, and transportation safety services under contract to EPA and  other Federal agencies. Contact Georgette Boddie (boddie.georgette@epa.gov) or call 703-347-8049 for more information.

The GRO Fellowships program is in line with the EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program. EPA’s SHC Research Program provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance. SHC is collaborating with partners to conduct research that will result in science-based knowledge to guide decisions that will better sustain a healthy society and environment in America’s communities.  The research is intended for decision-makers at the federal, regional, state, and community levels.

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Research Funding: WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the
guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that
requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Deadline: May 30

Levinson Emerging Scholars Program

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering,
bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional
conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related
fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/
Deadline: May 30

To apply for either or both of these opportunities, visit: http://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/323

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AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER, GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER, GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Targeted Fields
Open to all fields.

Open To
Prospective/Current Graduate Students. Students Working on Master’s
Thesis. Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation.

Citizenship
No citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Requirements
All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need through
submission of a Financial Needs Form (FNF) and the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must be an enrolled member of an American
Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or posses 1/4 degree of recognized
Indian blood.

Stipend
Awards range from $1000 to $5,000 for an academic year (not including
summer).

Deadline
6/1/2014

Program Description
Over 400 fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native students
pursuing master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees.

For More Information
American Indian Graduate Center
3701 San Mateo NE #200
Albuquerque, NM 87109-1291
(505) 881-4584
fellowships
www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/

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2014 EPA Great Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the posting of the Request for Applications for the GRO Undergraduate Fellowships program. It is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally-related fields of study, with the goal of providing support for their junior and senior years of study, and an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year.  College sophomores should apply now in order to be eligible to receive financial support for their junior and senior years.  Subject to the availability of funding and other applicable considerations, EPA plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships in the summer of 2014.  The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

The GRO Fellowships program is in line with the EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program. EPA’s SHC Research Program provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance. SHC is collaborating with partners to conduct research that will result in science-based knowledge to guide decisions that will better sustain a healthy society and environment in America’s communities.  The research is intended for decision-makers at the federal, regional, state, and community levels.

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program – UW Information Sessions

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2015-16 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2014. The campus deadline for applications is September 10, 2014.

WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT?
  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply. Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305:

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, you must be:

1) A U.S. citizen,

· International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.

2) A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,

3) Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and

4) In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Complete eligibility details are at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

Fulbright Program Advisors AT UW:

· For graduate and professional students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Marilyn Gray, megray, G-1 Communications

· For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Robin Chang, robinc, 171 Mary Gates Hall

  • UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:

Natalia Dyba, NDyba, UW1-186

Please contact the appropriate advisor above if you have questions or concerns.

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RSI for KAHO, PUHE, and PUHO NRCAs posted to grants.gov

The funding opportunity has been amended. The estimated funding has been increased to $120,000. The application window has been extended 2 days, to 4/16/14 at 2359 PDT, and our deadline to select a recipient has also been pushed to 4/28/14. We will still notify applicants by 4/29/14.

The amended RSI is attached.

The RSI and SOW for the KAHO, PUHE, and PUHO NRCAs have been posted to grants.gov, and the finalized documents are attached.

The full announcement may be accessed at grants.gov, under funding opportunity number P14AS00044, or by following this link:

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252674

AMENDED_P14AS00044_KAHO_PUHO_PUHE_NRCA_RSI.pdf

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Deadline Extended: 04.11.14 African Studies Program Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship 2014

Ottenberg-Winans fellowship applications for 2014 are now open!

Deadline Extended: 04.11.2014 (5 pm)

To apply: http://jsis.washington.edu/africa/fundingopportunities/

Ottenberg-Winans Fund

The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa. The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washington undergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs.

Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University of Washington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington.Each year we grant multiple fellowships for amounts up to $750.

The fund is administered by the African Studies Program and housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to: africa1@u.washington.edu

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Grist looking for editorial fellows — help spread the word!

For the fellowship cycle that begins August 2014, applications are due Friday, April 25. Here is a link to the full program description and application requirements:

grist.org/fellowships

About the Grist Fellowship Program

The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity for early-career journalists to hone their skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. The fellowship offers exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional scrumptious snacks.

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NPSA NRCA posted to grants.gov (P14AS00043)

Please find information regarding a funding opportunity, Natural Resource Condition Assessment for National Park of American Samoa, in the email below and in the attached documents. You can also access this information via our Funding webpage:

http://www.cfr.washington.edu/research.cesu/funding.htm

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The RSI and SOW for the NPSA NRCA have been posted to grants.gov, and the finalized documents that were posted are attached.

The full announcement may be accessed at grants.gov, under funding opportunity number P14AS00043, or by following this link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252534

We have decided to extend the application window slightly, with a revised closing date of April 11, 2014 at 23:59, to give applicants more time to assemble a team, and in recognition that universities may be on spring break during for a portion of the application period. We don’t anticipate changing any of the following dates.

P14AS00043_NPSA NRCA SOW.docx

P14AS00043_RSI.docx

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African Studies Program Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship 2014

Ottenberg-Winans fellowship applications for 2014 are now open!

Deadline: 04.04.2014 (5 pm)

To apply: http://jsis.washington.edu/africa/fundingopportunities/

Ottenberg-Winans Fund

The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa. The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washington undergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs.

Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University of Washington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington.Each year we grant multiple fellowships for amounts up to $750.

The fund is administered by the African Studies Program and housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to: africa1@u.washington.edu.

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Crater Lake National Park Science and Learning Center: 2014 Student Fellowship RFP

Crater Lake National Park Science and Learning Center is excited to announce our first Student Fellowship Award program. It is open to Senior undergraduates, Masters, and Doctoral level students. General project areas include terrestrial and aquatic resources, social science, and technological applications to natural resource management. The RFP flyer is attached.

Crater Lake SLC Fellowships_2014.pdf

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Environment America Fellow

Become an Environment America Fellow: Fight for a green future. Learn what it takes to win.

My name is Monique Sullivan. I’m the Recruitment Director at Environment America. We’re about clean energy, clean air, clean water, and protecting open spaces – right now our top priority is doing our part to stop global warming. And, we’re hiring!

To learn more and apply, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org. Our next application deadline is March 1st.

Environment America is a federation of 29 state-based groups with nearly 100 professional staff and more than 1 million members, activists and allies across the country. Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win. Our Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. As a fellow, you’re not just learning how to make an impact; you’re making one. If you want to hear more straight from our current fellows, we put together a short video for you. You’ll find it on our website here.

After two years as a fellow, you’ll have learned the ropes, gained invaluable hands-on experience and you’ll have made a real difference for the environment. Hear from two former fellows about the work they’re doing now to fight fracking here.

To learn more and apply, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org. Our next application deadline is March 1st.

And if you’re not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment America intern – you’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.

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Bonderman Fellowships: $20K to travel going once, going twice…

Applications for the 2014 Bonderman Travel Fellowship are due in less than a week, on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12 noon (PST)!

Please also note that the eligibility requirements for undergraduate students have been revised for 2014 and all eligibility criteria are listed below:

The Bonderman Travel Fellowships offer University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. All applicants must be enrolled and in good standing during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
· at least a 3.8 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2014; OR
· participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2014. Undergraduates
in one of these Honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.8 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for
eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2014. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows
may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

The application deadline is Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12 noon (PST).

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at: http://depts.washington.edu/bondermn

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African Studies Program Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship 2014

Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship applications for 2014 are now open!

Deadline: 04-04-2014 (5 pm)

To apply: http://jsis.washington.edu/africa/fundingopportunities/

The Ottenberg-Winans Fund

The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa. The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washington undergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs.

Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University of Washington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington.Each year we grant multiple fellowships for amounts up to $750.

The fund is administered by the African Studies Program and housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to: africa1@u.washington.edu.

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PINEMAP Undergraduate Fellowship 2014

The PINEMAP Undergraduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from undergraduate students for its 2014 cohort. Information and details about this unique research experience can be found through the attached flyer and on our website at: http://www.pinemap.org/education/undergraduate. We are seeking applications from undergraduates, particularly from under-represented groups.
PINEMAP Undergraduate Fellowship posting.pdf

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Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

The Humane Studies Fellowship, administered by the Institute for Humane Studies, is offering awards up to $15,000 annually for graduate students whose research interests are related to the ideas of a free society. Current and prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities here and around the world are encouraged to apply.

In addition to its monetary component, the Fellowship provides individual advising and a responsive, enthusiastic support network to help students pursue their research work and their advanced degrees.

Since the Fellowship’s inception more than a decade ago, the Institute for Humane Studies has awarded more than $6.5 million to 1800 students. These awards help graduates address financial and resource challenges that too often are barriers to successful program completion.

Additional information and the online application are available at: http://www.theihs.org/ihs-humane-studies-fellowships. Students must use code WinterHSF to waive the application fee and qualify for the extended deadline application.

Again, the deadline has been extended solely for the specially selected recipients of this email to allow more qualified candidates to apply.

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Research Fellow Position Announcement

Research Fellow
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the Cloquet Forestry Center Cloquet, MN

This position will focus on several research and outreach projects based out of the Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC), with responsibilities encompassing experimental design, implementation, evaluation, analysis of research projects, preparation of publications and presentations, and professional training workshop design and delivery. There will be a strong emphasis on communication of climate change adaptation and silviculture principles and practices to a broad provisional community . Further, the Center and this postilion are closely linked with the College’s Department of Forest Resources based in St Paul and it’s associated faculty located there, at the CFC, and at the North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids. The position may include some supervisory responsibilities.

Application deadline: 2/28/14

View full details and MUST apply at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117840

Research Fellow CFC UMN2014.pdf

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Jobs for SEFS Seniors

U.S.PIRG Fellowship Program

The U.S.PIRG Fellowship Program is looking to hire 25 graduating college students. Fellows with U.S. PIRG will do research, advocacy and grassroots organizing on critical public interest issues. They will receive extensive training while working side-by-side with experienced staff in one of our 30 state campaign offices. And after two years on the front lines tackling important problems and pushing for smart solutions, Fellows will have the skills and experience it takes to become a leader with us, or other organizations working to make change happen.

Apply online at uspirg.org/apply by February 8th.

U.S.PIRG and the state PIRGs have won real victories for the public interest. In recent years we’ve won high-speed rail funding in California, cut $150 million of health insurance waste in Oregon, and helped create the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau to protect consumers from Wall Street tricks.

The U.S.PIRG fellowship is designed to give recent college graduates the training they need to be public interest advocates and organizers. As a PIRG fellow, you will recruit and train activists, research problems, find practical solutions, demonstrate public support through media events, and lobby decision makers.

Responsibilities include:
· Developing issue expertise through research and report writing · Planning campaigns and developing strategies to win
· Building and demonstrating public support through media events and by working with activists and like-minded organizations
· Making the case to decision-makers in one-on-one meetings and through legislative testimony · Building your program through fundraising
· Building the organization by canvassing for portions of the year, in addition to running a citizen outreach office in the summer months

Qualifications:
· Strong work ethic
· Outstanding verbal and written communication
· Proven leadership skills
· Strong commitment to getting results
· Passion for social change
· We value experience with campus groups or student government, and academic achievement

Training & Experience

Fellows participate in regional and national trainings throughout the year. Training includes fieldwork with experienced U.S. PIRG staff and a classroom training of lectures, briefings, discussions and role-plays. Throughout the year you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience.

Salary & Benefits

In an entry-level position, you will earn $24,500 over the course of your first year with U.S. PIRG and $26,000 in your second. Salary for experienced candidates is commensurate with relevant professional experience. In addition, full-time staff can opt in to our fully-covered state health care coverage, are eligible for paid sick days and vacation days, can apply for our college loan assistance program, and are also eligible to join our 401(k) program in their second year.

Application Deadline: February 8

Apply online at uspirg.org/apply

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