Office of Research & Engagement

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is a Presidential award established by the White House and administered by the National Science Foundation. PAESMEM recognizes individuals for their mentoring of persons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, and early career scientists and engineers. Historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields include African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskans. These are groups who might not otherwise have considered or had access to opportunities in STEM education or careers.  Individual and Organizational PAESMEM awardees receive a $10,000 award and a commemorative Presidential certificate.  Awardees are also invited to participate in an award recognition ceremony in Washington, DC.

Deadline: October 3, 2014


AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships Announcement

AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and implementation while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to policymakers.AAAS administers the S&T Policy Fellowships for doctoral degree scientists and engineers to provide opportunities for accomplished scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the federal policymaking process.

The application deadline is November 1, 2014.

See their website for more information on S&T Policy Fellowships.

For further information and application advice, please contact Alan Rutenberg, in the Office of Research & Engagement.

Call for Nominations: AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Nominations are now open for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. This award recognizes early career scientists who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.  

The recipient of the award will win a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and complimentary registration and travel to the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose.

Nominations are due October 15.

Eligibility and nomination requirements.

Volkswagen scholars program available to UT students

Volkswagen Group of American is accepting applications for its 2014 Volkswagen Distinguished Scholars Program, which provides students the opportunity to participate in research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 10 weeks this summer. The program is available to students who will be a junior or senior during summer 2014 and to graduate students who have not yet completed their coursework. Fields of study may include low-cost carbon fibers; biofuels, engines, and emissions; additive manufacturing; intelligent transportation systems; and sustainable manufacturing. Details

Key date: February 12, 2014 – submission of application

Applications for summer GRAs now being accepted

The Office of Research and Engagement is now taking applications for summer 2014 graduate research assistantships. Funding for the assistantships will be available at the beginning of the summer term and can be used to fulfill the graduate student’s degree requirements and advance a faculty member’s research agenda. Each application must be submitted by a faculty member. Details

Key date: February 14, 2014 at noon – Electronic submission of application to Jane Taylor 

Online application process for summer UG research internships goes live

 The UT Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting applications for undergraduate summer research internships through its new online application process. (Net ID and password required.)

As many as 75 internships of up to $1,800 will be awarded to support students working on a research or creative project with a UT Knoxville faculty mentor during the summer of 2014. Involvement of a faculty mentor is required. Details

Key date: February 14, 2014 – Deadline for electronic submission of student applications

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