ing, and technology education; encourage careers in science
and technology; and improve scientific literacy while contributing to the Laboratory mission.
Benefits: Thesis research stipend, $625 per week, paid bi-weekly (pro-rated if part-time); Dissertation research stipend,
$650 per week, paid bi-weekly (pro-rated if part-time). For
students whose permanent address is 50 miles or more from
Oak Ridge, $150 per week housing allowance (pro-rated if
part-time), plus one round trip (up to $500)
When: Thesis research, flexible, 1–2 years. Dissertation research, flexible 1–3 years, consecutively. Full- and part-time
Where: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Eligibility: Please see Web site for eligibility requirements.
Applications due: Continuous posting. Applications reviewed
and selected as opportunities become available. Suggested
dates to apply for best chance of selection (application does
not close; you may continue to apply): Spring, October 1.
Summer, February 1. Fall, June 1.
American Association of University Women:
AAUW American Fellowships support female scholars who
are completing dissertations, planning research leave from
accredited universities, or preparing research for publication.
AAUW evaluates candidates on the basis of scholarly excellence, the quality and individuality of the project design, and
the individual’s active commitment to helping women and
girls through community service.
Stipend: Varies depending on award
When: Varies depending on award
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent
Applications Due: November 15
ACS Award for Creative Invention
Sponsored by ACS Corporation Associates, this award recognizes a single inventor for the successful application of
research in chemistry and/or chemical engineering that contributes to the material prosperity and happiness of people.
Stipend: $5,000 and a certificate, plus reimbursement of up to
$1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award
will be presented
Where: ACS National Meetings
Eligibility: A patent must have been granted for the work to
be recognized, with the nominee listed as an inventor, and it
will have been developed during the 17 years ending January
Applications Due: November 1 (annual review)
Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student
This award recognizes graduate students who are working in
areas related to environmental chemistry. The award is based
on a student’s transcripts, record of research productivity, a
brief discussion of their future goals, and a letter of recommendation from the faculty adviser. The awardees receive cash
and membership in the Environmental Division for one year.
Up to 20 awards are given each year.
Award: Cash and membership in the Environmental Division for one year. Awardees are publicized in EnvirofACS and
Environmental Science and Technology.
Where: A United States educational institution in chemistry,
environmental engineering, or other programs emphasizing
environmental chemistry. Candidates must have completed
one full year of graduate study at their current institutions.
Other restrictions apply; please see Web site.
Applications Due: November 20
Sloan Research Fellowships
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to
126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance
and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to
Stipend: $65,000 over a two-year fellowship