External Opportunities

      External Opportunities

      EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

      Program: Council on Undergraduate Research: Social Science Division Student Travel Award
      Summary:

      The Social Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate students presenting the results of research that they have conducted at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the academic year 2014 - 2015. Undergraduate students at any level can apply but preference will be given to juniors and seniors or students attending 2 year community colleges.  Student's mentor must be a CUR member or the student's home institution must be a CUR institutional member, and student's home institution must match the $200 CUR travel grant. Applications for a travel grant to a fall 2014 or spring 2015 meeting are now being accepted.  Award decisions will be made on a first come, first serve basis.  

      Submission of Application Materials:  http://tinyurl.com/ojp5p26.  

      Deadline: Open
      Program: Council on Undergraduate Research: Arts and Humanities Divison Travel Awards
      Summary:

      The Arts and Humanities Division will offer financial support for faculty to present on the process and/or results of undergraduate research at regional or national Arts and/or Humanities conferences. The awards will be from $500 to $800 and up to three will be awarded for presentations that have been accepted and presented no earlier than September 1st, 2013, and no later than June 30th, 2014.  Eligibility for the program requires full- or part-time faculty, staff, or administrators who have an accepted presentation or workshop at a disciplinary or interdisciplinary arts and humanities meeting may apply. Presenter must be an individual member of the CUR Arts and Humanities Division or an employee or graduate student at an institution that is a CUR institutional member presenting Arts and Humanities UR material/experiences at a disciplinary or interdisciplinary conference. The applicant must attend in person the conference for which he or she has been funded. Travel Award recipients will be selected beginning with a consideration of the applications that have been submitted by January 1st. Applicants who are accepted after that date should apply for any available funds by March 1st. If funds are available a second call for applications will be released in late January 1. Send Application Materials: by email to Dr. Sara E. Orel (orel@truman.edu).

      Deadline: Open
      Program: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's Internship Program in Environmental Studies
      Summary:

      (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

      Deadlines: June 1, 2015
      Program: WiscAMP Excel Program (WiscAMP Excel)          
      Summary:

      WiscAMP is recruiting highly motivated undergraduate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines who are interested in deepening their understanding of science and math.

      Deadline: March 7, 2014
      Program: WiscAMP Scholars Advanced Opportunities Program
      Summary:

      The advanced opportunities small grants are awards to support WiscAMP eligible* students who are within 2 years of completing their bachelor degrees in STEM.  The award amount is fixed at $1800 per semester, per student.  Students may receive these awards for up to 4 semesters ($7200).  There is no deadline for submission of these awards.  You may submit a proposal at any time.

      Deadline(s): Open
      Program: Rutgers: Summer Research Program
      Summary:

      The State University of New Jersey, invites students to apply their highly successful Summer Research Program, RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering). The program seeks sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with strong academic credentials, a passion for research, and an interest in graduate school. They encourage applications from groups underrepresented in the sciences and students from first-generation college families. Stipend + on-campus housing + travel allowance.

      Deadline: Open
      Program: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Alumni Mentor Program
      Summary:

      The Alumni Mentor Program brings together current students and alumni through informative friendships. Connections formed during these interactions can provide valuable advice and networking connections for the student protégés, as well as enrich the lives of the alumni who take the time to share their expertise.

      Deadline: Open
      Program: Wisconsin System Council on Undergraduate Research
      Summary:

      Wisconsin System Council on Undergraduate Research is to provide leadership to advance, enhance and expand undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities across the University of Wisconsin System in order to prepare graduates who can adapt and innovate for the challenges of the future. The Wisconsin System Council on Undergraduate Research (WiSCUR) is made up of representatives from all campuses in the UW System. The representatives are chosen by each campus, typically representing faculty and staff involved in scholarship with undergraduate students or activities that promote scholarship involving undergraduates.

      Deadline: Open
      Program: Amgen Foundation
      Summary:

      The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. The Foundation, established in 1991, is an integral component of Amgen’s commitment to dramatically improve people’s lives. The Foundation is the principal channel for Amgen’s corporate philanthropy. To date, the Foundation has contributed over $200 million to nonprofit organizations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe that reflect Amgen’s core values and complement the company’s dedication to impacting lives in inspiring and innovative ways. The Foundation places a strong emphasis on strengthening science education and is committed to investing in meaningful, evidence-based initiatives that make a difference at the local, national, and international levels. To that end, the Amgen Foundation has contributed over $100 million to advancing science education programming globally. To learn more, please visit amgen.com/citizenship/foundation

      Deadline: Open
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      WiSys Student Ambassador

      Summary:

      The WiSys Ambassadors are students from UW System campuses who play a key role in enhancing the vital connection between WiSys and researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs on UW System campuses. The WiSys Ambassador Program is focused on enhancing the understanding and awareness of WiSys’ role across the UW System comprehensive campuses, increasing engagement with academics and students undertaking innovative research and helping to identify potential opportunities where WiSys can provide support. WiSys Ambassadors are a valuable resource for their respective departments and are involved in organizing seminars and workshops as well as hosting inter-departmental mixers. For more information on the WiSys Ambassador Program and a current list of our Ambassadors, please visit the ‘about us’ page on www.wisys.org.

      Support:

      WiSys Ambassadors will receive a monthly stipend for each month of active service as well as additional funding as required in the form of travel allowances for conferences/events.

      Eligibility:

      Qualified applicants should:

      • Be an undergraduate, graduate student or post-doc in any discipline
      • Obtain approval form their supervisor (if applicable) or major professor to participate in the program
      • Be able to commit 5-10 hours/month to the program
      • Be able to participate in a 1 day student ambassador training/orientation (to be held in Madison, September/October 2015).

      Particularly strong applicants are proactive, effective at networking with students, faculty and staff on campus and have an interest in the process of moving discoveries from the academic base to the marketplace.

      Deadline:

      Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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      Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium

      Summary:

      The Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium provides networking opportunities for students, researchers and industry professionals. There will be multiple speakers, with Quentin Schultz, President of Eurofins BioDiagnostics Inc., being the keynote speaker.  The event is being held July 27th & 28th at UW-River Falls.  

      The event is also holding a poster symposium on July 27th, open to all UW faculty, researchers and students. Along with the opportunity to present your research, there will be a poster competition for all those who present, with prizes awarded to the top three presentations. Visit https://www.wisys.org/events/index.jsp?cid=74 for more information about the symposium, registration, and poster submission.

      Deadline:

      Earlybird Registration Deadline is Thursday, April 30th, 2015

      Registration Deadline is Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

      LOCATION

      Undergraduate Research Program
      University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
      800 W. Main Street
      2115 Andersen Library
      Whitewater, WI 53190
      (262) 472-1296
      urp@uww.edu

      CONTACT THE DIRECTOR

      Professor Catherine Chan
      Director of Undergraduate Research
      (262) 472-1296

      UWW URP Student Org

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