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Funding Opportunities for Graduates: Fellowships and Travel Grants. Daniela Stan Raicu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor UPE Seminar November 1 st , 2005. FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH IS NOT PRIMARILY ABOUT MONEY Why apply for external support?. Secure (Relative) Independence.

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funding opportunities for graduates fellowships and travel grants

Funding Opportunities for Graduates: Fellowships and Travel Grants

Daniela Stan Raicu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

UPE Seminar

November 1st, 2005

secure relative independence
Secure (Relative) Independence
  • Articulate long term plans for independent research
  • Distinguish yourself through demonstrating an awareness of the significance of the research
  • Many federal programs provide funds for tuition + relatively large stipends ($30K+ annually)
prestige factor
Prestige Factor
  • Join distinguished cohorts of scholars
  • Gain recognition for your accomplishments
build research collaborations
Build Research Collaborations

Increasingly large numbers of grants provide travel and other opportunities to collaborate with scholars in the U.S. and abroad.

pursue special interests research and curricular
Pursue Special Interests (Research and Curricular)

Special programs for Graduate Students include:

  • Summer internships with industry
  • Development of community outreach programs to enhance science instruction
  • Special opportunities to volunteer your expertise abroad
most importantly your future
Most Importantly: Your Future
  • Research Faculty are expected to successfully compete and secure external funding for their research.
  • Building (early) your capacity to articulate your research, to network and to write grants will enhance your chances for success.
securing funding in a competitive environment
Securing Funding in a Competitive Environment
  • Grantsmanship for Graduate Student Fellowship Programs
  • “Do-It-Yourself” Tips for Identifying Funding Opportunities
  • Resources (Divisional and University)
tips for competitive grantsmanship
Tips for Competitive Grantsmanship
  • Know Yourself
  • Know Your Funder (I): Public vs. Private Funders and Their Specific Interests
  • Know Your Funder (II): Submission and Review Processes
  • Strategic & Effective Communication
a know yourself
A. Know Yourself
  • Level (new graduate student, Dissertation, Postdoc)
  • Application management (timing clearance of multiple hurdles for submission)
  • Funding Goals (Competitive award? special initiative ? travel?)
b know your funder i public vs private funding
B. Know Your Funder (I): Public vs. Private Funding
  • Federal Agencies (Public mandate; basic and applied research to advance specific scientific initiative or mission)
  • Private Independent Foundations (High-risk, innovative investment in new talent and scientific leadership)
  • Corporations (support for innovative research subject to corporate recruiting and strategic interests)
  • Associations (membership-based societies with a special mission/goal)
c know your funder ii submission and review processes
C. Know Your Funder (II): Submission and Review Processes
  • Federal Agencies

(NSF, DOD, EPA, DOE, NASA, etc.)

nsf national science foundation nsf graduate research fellowship
NSF (National Science Foundation): NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05601/nsf05601.pdf

Goal: “to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science in the United States” by investing in early career graduate students

Requirements: transcripts; 3 reference letters; Proposed Plan of Research; personal profile information and various statements (see website).

Eligibility: 12 months of graduate study (max); US Citizenship or permanent residency required.

Deadline (for CS): Nov. 9, 2005;letters of reference due Dec. 31, 2005.

Submission: Through NSF FASTLANE. Create own account. Access at:

https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp

Special tips:

- NSF Review Criteria (“intellectual merit” and “broader impacts”)

-Women in Computer Science Awards linked to the program

dod national defense science and engineering graduate fellowship program
DoD: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program

Website: http://www.asee.org/ndseg

Goal: “to increase the number of US Citizens trained in disciplines of science and engineering in fields important to national defense”

Requirements: personal statements; external letters of reference

Eligibility: No more than one academic year of graduate study; US Citizenship required.

Deadline : January 6, 2006.

Submission: Online. Create own account. Access at: http://www.asee.org/ndseg

Special tips:

- Extremely competitive: 3% of CS applicants received funding

- Successful applicants are able to identify and map their research onto current research interests of the DoD. This information is available at the following websites:

Department of the Army (http://www.aro.army.mil);Office of Naval Research(http://www.onr.navy.mil); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (http://www.afosr.af.mil)

environmental protection agency epa star fellowships
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STAR Fellowships

Website:http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2006/2006_star_fellow.html

Goal: “The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in an environmental field.”

Requirements: Statement of objectives and narrative statement + EPA forms. External letters of reference.

Eligibility: US Citizenship or permanent residency required.

Deadline: October 18, 2005

Submission: Through “grants.gov”. Create own account, but must be reviewed by URA. Access at: http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/EPA/OGD/GAD/EPA-F2006-STAR-F2/Grant.html

Special tips:

  • Applicants remain eligible through their fourth year of graduate study
  • Must have a strong sustainable interest in environmental studies but open to all scientific disciplines
c know your funder ii submission and review processes1
C. Know Your Funder (II): Submission and Review Processes
  • Private Independent Foundations, Corporations & Associations
john and fannie hertz fellowships
John and Fannie Hertz Fellowships

Website:http://www.hertzfndn.org/eligibility.shtml

Goal: Merit based fellowships in the applied physical sciences. Supports scholars who demonstrate exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research.

Requirements: online application, interview, letters of reference.

Eligibility: current graduate students early in their careers may apply.

Deadline: October 28, 2005.

Submission: Through website: http://www.hertzfndn.org/application.shtml

Special tips:

- “Applied" is broadly construed to mean fields of endeavor in which one applies, invents, and/or develops results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest.

paul and daisy soros fellowships for new americans
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Website:http://www.pdsoros.org

Goal: to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Requirements: online application, interview, letters of reference.

Eligibility: applicants must be under 30, be a “new american” and have no more than two years of graduate study.

Deadline: November 1, 2005.

Submission: Through website listed above.

Special tips:

- Successful applicants must demonstrate: 1) creativity, originality and initiative; 2) a capacity for exceptional accomplishment; 3) a commitment to the values expressed in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

-”New Americans” are naturalized US citizens, resident aliens, or children of naturalized citizens.

ibm fellowship program
IBM Fellowship Program

Website: http://www.developer.ibm.com/university/scholars/fellowship/phd

Goal: honors exceptional Ph.D. students in an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation.

Requirements: faculty nomination; online application submitted by nominator. Departments may only submit two nominations annually.

Eligibility: must have completed at least one year of graduate study.

Deadline: October 31, 2005.

Submission: Through website above.

Special tips:

- Areas of current interest are provided on the program website

- Fellowships may be renewed for up to three years. An IBM mentor is assigned and an IBM Think Pad is provided. NO citizenship restrictions, but must be affiliated with an US university.

microsoft graduate fellowship program
Microsoft Graduate Fellowship Program

Website: http://www.research.microsoft.com/aboutmsr/jobs/fellowships/

Goal: honors exceptional Ph.D. students in an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation.

Requirements: department chair nomination; online application submitted by nominator. Maximum of three applicants per dept.

Eligibility: Citizenship unspecified; preference given to candidates that are completing their second or third year in a Ph.D. program

Deadline: October 17, 2005.

Submission: Through website above.

Special tips:

- All recipients will be interviewed for summer internships at Microsoft Corporation. Scholarships are awarded for two academic years and each recipient will be given a TabletPC.

a sampler of additional cs opportunities
A Sampler of Additional CS Opportunities

For travel

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284

Deadline: 12/13/05

Belgium American Educational Foundation: Graduate Study or Research in Belgium

Website: www.baef.be

Deadline: October 31, 2005

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Germany

Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/programme/stip_aus/stp.htm

Deadline: Open/Rolling

sampler continued
Sampler (continued)

To launch a career in…

Bioinformatics (academia)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards at the Interface

Website:http://www.bwfund.org/programs/interfaces/career_awards_background.html#ProgramBackground

Deadline: May 1, 2006

Public Policy

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowships

Website: http://fellowships.aaas.org/

Deadline: January 10, 2006

sampler continued1
Sampler (Continued)

To conduct research off-campus

Radcliffe Institute: Fellowship Program for Natural Scientists and Mathematicians (open to men and women/postdocs)

Website: http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply/index.php

Deadline: December 1, 2005

Los Alamos National Laboratory: Graduate Research Assistantships

Website: http://www.lanl.gov/education/grad/about.shtml

Deadline: Rolling/open

Argonne National Laboratory: Graduate Research Appointments

Website: http://www.dep.anl.gov/highered/labgrad.htm

Deadline: Open/Rolling

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Sampler (continued)

For Women and Minorities

Google Anita Borg Scholarships: Annual award to encourage training of female computational scientists

Website: http://www.google.com/anitaborg/ Deadline: January 20, 2006

AT&T Bell Labs Cooperative Research Fellowships for Women and Minorities

Website: http://www.research.att.com/academic/

Deadline: January 31, 2006

American Association of University Women: Dissertation Fellowships

Website: http://www.aauw.org; Deadline: November 15, 2005

Ford Foundation Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Minorities

Website: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/Ford_Fellows_Home_Page.html

special programs for non us citizens
Special Programs for Non-US Citizens

Several international, private and intergovernmental organizations provide support to non-US citizens studying in the US. Examples include:

Kosciuszko Foundation: Fellowships and Grants for Polish Citizens

Website: www.kosciuszkofoundation.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation

Website: www.amscan.org

American Association of University Women: International Fellowships (all fields; women graduate students that are non US citizens)

Website: http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/international.cfm

Vietnam Education Foundation (special focus: Information Technology/mathematics)

Website: http://www.vef.gov/fieldsofstudy.htm

d strategic and effective communication
D. Strategic and Effective Communication
  • Learn about your funder
  • Tailor your application (why one size does not fit all)
  • Why letters of reference are critical
  • Review Boards
  • “Thinking outside the disciplinary box”
resources and support
Resources and Support

Resources (For Funding Opportunities)

Illinois Research and Information Service (IRIS)

Website: http://www.library.uiuc.edu/iris/

Community of Science (COS)

Website:http://fundingopps.cos.com/