Tennessee State University – BTD Fall 2019

The National Science Foundation Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program at Tennessee State University (TSU) provides students with professional development, research training, and mentoring to prepare them for doctoral studies. The BD award supports graduate students who are pursuing master’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at TSU.

NSF BD Fellowship Benefits:
• $32,000 stipend per year during the two years of the program
• Up to $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition, fees, travel, etc. each year
• BD Fellows workshops and STEM Professional Development
• Up to three years assistantship support after the two years of the BD Fellowship program (pending enrollment and good standing)

Eligibility Criteria:
• Minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
• Admission to a TSU M.S. program in a STEM discipline
• Evidence of participation in LSAMP program as an undergraduate and have a Baccalaureate degree in a STEM discipline
• Committed to pursuing a Ph.D. degree in a STEM field

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

Application URL: http://go.tnstate.edu/inquiryform

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Elaine Martin

(615) 963-5769


NSF Sponsored Workshop – ACADEME – Mississippi State University

This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to provide Professional Preparation of Underrepresented Minority PhD’s and Post-Docs for a Career in Engineering Academia.  Two training sessions have been held, with the first at The University of Akron in 2017 and the second at the University of Houston in 2018. In 2019, the NSF ACADEME Workshop will be held at Mississippi State University.  Participation is not restricted to US citizens;  anyone with a valid/appropriate visa can apply. Stipends are available to also cover transportation.

ACADEME (Advancing Careers in Academics with Diversity Education and Mentorship in Engineering) Fellows will enhance skills for successful academic careers:

  • Sample skills for success in teaching
    • Writing a teaching philosophy
    • Developing syllabi – mini lecture
    • Assessment tools for learning outcomes, classroom management, strategies for embracing diversity in the classroom and academic integrity.
  • Sample skills for success in research
    • Negotiating a start up package
    • Starting a research laboratory
    • Developing proposal budget
  • Addressing reviewer concerns: Proposals & journals

Key information for 2019:

  • Applications due March 1 2019
  • Summer Workshop will be held June 3-June 13, meals and on-campus housing provided
  • Stipends and travel grants are available
  • Participants must be PhD student or post-doc in engineering. NSF defines underrepresented groups in engineering as women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities.

Apply here.

For more information, please refer the flyer.

For any queries, contact stone@me.msstate.edu

Opportunity for Top African American Male Students

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship serves some of America’s best and brightest African American male college students. Their scholars attend a diversity of colleges and universities and have a wide range of academic and career interests. Students apply during their sophomore year of college and participate in the Institute in the summers before their junior and senior years.

The Institute offers a rigorous experience that includes high level internships, housing on a college campus, an intensive seminar, professional development workshops, private meetings with influential public and private sector individuals, and a variety of social activities. Their scholars become a part of a supportive network that exists to help them excel in their future endeavors. All of this is provided for them at no cost.

More information can be found here.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to apply@theinstitute.net




Summer UG Student Research Opportunity in Cell Manufacturing – University of Wisconsin (Madison)

The NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) announces its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2019. The REU program will fund undergraduate students to work in CMaT labs at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Georgia (UGA), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW).

What this research program offers:

  • 10 weeks of hands-on research at GT, UGA, UPRM, or UW
  • $4500 – $5000 stipend per student
  • Free housing and allowances for meals and travel
  • Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development, and social engagement with other students on campus
  • Networking with partner REUs
  • Multiple presentation opportunities including the CMaT annual retreat

Program requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program (biology, chemistry, physics, materials science, bio-engineering, computer science, and related fields)
  • Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

To learn more about CMaT: http://cellmanufacturingusa.org/

Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019

Summer Research Program (SURE 2019) – University of Wisconsin Madison

The College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison welcomes applications for the summer research program SURE 2019.

SURE is a 10-week summer research experience for rising juniors and first year seniors.  Students selected to participate will –

  1. Conduct research under the direction of faculty mentors
  2. Work as members of a laboratory research team investigating problems in engineering and the physical sciences in an academic environment

All participants receive a $5,000 stipend, food allowance, transportation to and from the program, and housing for the 10-weeks.

More information is available at – SURE 2019.


  • Undergraduate students majoring in mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, biotechnology related engineering areas, and other physical sciences with an interest in attending graduate school.
  • Students who have completed their junior year.
  • Students with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Because SURE/REU is a graduate recruitment program, specific GPA requirements for graduate applications in individual departments will be applied.
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Please note that the APPLICANT is responsible for submitting a complete application consisting of the following:

  • The application form, available online.
  • A statement describing your scientific interests and goals. Be sure to include information on previous laboratory research experience, post­graduation (undergraduate) plans, any experiences you have had that have prepared you for this experience, along with your reasons for applying to the program.
  • “Unofficial” college transcripts.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor in your major area or a former research advisor/supervisor.

Deadline for SURE 2019 is February 15, 2019 but placements begin in early January.


NSF – REU in Nanotechnology/Biomedicine at University of Georgia (Summer 2019)

The University of Georgia focuses on hands-on and interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine. More than 30 faculty participants from the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and Medical School inspire students by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply nanotechnology to specific biomedical problems. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project.

·         Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
·         Cutting edge projects
·         Weekly career development seminars, workshops, and field trips
·         Group social activities
·         Presentations in research symposiums and BMES annual meeting

·         Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
·         Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

·         $5,000 stipend
·         Travel allowance
·         Accommodation

Application deadline is February 10, 2019. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications and faculty recommendations.

Program Dates: May 20 – July 27, 2019

To apply or for more information, please visit http://reu.engr.uga.edu

UBERV2 Opportunity – University of Georgia

The Undergraduate Biology Education Research version 2 (UBERV2) REU Site is a nine-week (May 20 – July 20, 2019), NSF-funded program to involve undergraduates in designing and conducting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty from the University of Georgia life science departments and College of Education. The goals of the program are to develop undergraduates’ knowledge and skills in biology education research, encourage undergraduates to pursue doctoral study of biology teaching and learning, expand the diversity of the talent pool in biology education research, and contribute to the development of theory and knowledge about biology education in ways that can inform biology instruction.

1) Benefits of collaborative learning in introductory biology
2) Instructional practices in undergraduate STEM courses
3) Mentoring of graduate researchers in life sciences
4) Self-advocacy in students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD
5) Using 3D animations to teach basic cellular processes
6) See UBERV2 REU website (uber.coe.uga.edu) for full list of projects

Application URL: http://www.UBER.coe.uga.edu

Application deadline: February 11, 2019

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields.

This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science sub-fields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, they host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.

The summer scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation REU program (grant number DMR-1419807). MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

More information: https://mrl.mit.edu/

Columbia Engineering – EngAGE Program

Columbia Engineering is currently seeking the brightest and most motivated undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering or applied science disciplines to apply for their 2019 EngAGE Program. EngAGE is an all-expense-paid program which includes flights, hotel, meals, transportation, social events, and more.

Columbia University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse community in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and more. They created the EngAGE program to provide the opportunity to meet faculty, current Ph.D. students, and admissions officers – attend lab tours and panels – as well as explore New York City!

The EngAGE application deadline for students who have been nominated has been extended to Friday, January 4, 2019. To apply, students must submit the following:

  • Completed EngAGE Application
  • Personal Statement (250-500 words)
  • Transcript (Upload to application or submit electronically)
  • 1 Recommendation Letter (faculty, mentor, supervisor, adviser, etc.)

*Applicants can submit their transcript by uploading it to their application or requesting an electronic copy from their institution. Recommendations must be sent directly from the recommender to bmm2169@columbia.edu, and electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the student’s institution to bmm2169@columbia.edu.

Application Deadline Extended: Friday, January 4th, 2019.

Students can apply here.

For inquiries, contact bmm2169@columbia.edu

Chemistry REU Program at KU – Summer 2019

The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 Chemistry REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Successful applicants will participate in ten weeks of interdisciplinary research in state-of-the art laboratories, & engage in educational & professional development activities designed to enhance scientific communication skills and build awareness of career opportunities.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Program Dates: May 20th, 2019 to July 26th, 2019

For more information, click here or contact eknight@ku.edu