Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL): Higher
Education Research Experience—Thesis/Disser-
Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities. The program is designed
to complement academic programs by using the unique
resources of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to enhance science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education;
encourage careers in science and technology; and improve
scientific literacy. At the same time, the program contributes
to the Laboratory mission.
Award: 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 (limited to $500 total)
When: Thesis research, flexible, 1–2 years. Dissertation research, flexible 1–3 years. Full- and part-time appointments.
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): Summer, February 1.
Fall, June 1. Spring, October 1.
Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate
Research in Polymer Chemistry
The award recognizes a graduate student or recent graduate
who has completed an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in research
accepted by a U.S. or Canadian university during the three-year period prior to Jan. 1 of the award year. Nominees will
be judged on the basis of their contribution to the thesis
research, the quality and level of innovation demonstrated,
and the impact of the research on the science of synthetic
polymers or biopolymers. The research adviser will also be
recognized in publications about the award and during the
Award: $2,000 prize, a plaque, and travel expenses to the Fall
National Meeting of the ACS for the presentation
ACS Division Sponsors: The Polymer Education Committee
(PolyEd) of the ACS Divisions of Polymeric Materials: Science
and Engineering (PMSE) and Polymer Chemistry (POLY)
Eligibility: Applicants must be in graduate school or not
more than one year beyond graduation.
Applications Due: Nominations due January 31 of the
ACS Petroleum Research Fund: Doctoral New
Investigator (DNI) Grants
The Doctoral New Investigator grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of
high scientific caliber and to enhance the career opportunities
of their undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral associates through the research experience. The DNI Grant
Program is designed as a source of funds for young investigators who are developing their own independent research projects. The new investigator must demonstrate that the project
is an original research direction and is independent of her or
his graduate or postgraduate studies. Proposals deemed not
“original research” will be denied without external review, or
may be rejected by the PRF Committee.
Award: $110,000 over 2 years
Who: Regularly appointed faculty members at U.S. academic
institutions who are within the first three years of their first
academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, or
the equivalent, are eligible to apply. Please see Web site for additional requirements.
Estimated number of awards: Approximately 75 each year
Deadline: Please check Web site for 2019 deadline
AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering
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This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced
undergraduate-, graduate-, and postgraduate-level scientists,
engineers, and mathematicians at media organizations nationwide. For 10 weeks during the summer, the AAAS Mass
Media Science & Engineering Fellows collaborate with media
professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and
magazines. As part of their job, the student–scientists and
their host–journalists strive to make science news easy for
the public to understand. The fellowship program is designed
to enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media in
order to improve public understanding and appreciation of
science and technology.
Award: Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $500, as well