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Funding Opportunities Roundup: November 3-7

DOE Scholars Program Accepting Applications for Summer 2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent, and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

To apply, you must be either a current student or recent college graduate. The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) also administers a special DOE Scholars Program for veterans.

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
  • Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
  • Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (depending on academic status)
  • Travel arrangements to and from appointment site
  • Veterans are given Veterans preference with the Federal Energy Management Program
  • Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.

For more information, conatact doescholars@orise.orau.gov or visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars.


TEF announces 2015 scholarships

Claire Barnett, President of the Tennessee Engineering Foundation (TEF), announced that the TEF will award four scholarships in 2015. Three scholarships of $3,500 each are open to any rising junior or senior in an accredited engineering school in Tennessee. The $4,000 Dorothy & Arthur Crouch Memorial scholarship is open to any rising junior or senior in an accredited engineering school in the state of Tennessee as well as the child or grandchild of any TSPE member at the accredited school of choice (in or out of Tennessee) if all other requirements are met. The deadline for the scholarship applications is January 23, 2015.
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DOE National Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy (DOE) National Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program provides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics; nuclear science, or high energy density physics. The program is open to senior undergraduates or students in their first or second year of graduate study. Application deadline is January 14, 2015.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Three New Grand Challenges

The Office of Research & Engagement and the University of Tennessee Foundation would like to make you aware that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has opened three new Grand Challenges. Interested applicants must contact Sally Morris, Director of Foundation Relations at smorri41@utk.edu. The deadline is January 13th, 2015.

For more information, view our previous announcement on this opportunity.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Round 14 of the Grand Challenges Explorations

The Office of Research & Engagement and the University of Tennessee Foundation would like to make you aware that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has opened Round 14 of the Grand Challenges Explorations. Interested applicants must contact Sally Morris, Director of Foundation Relations at smorri41@utk.edu.

For more information, view our previous announcement on this opportunity.


Mini-Grant for Confucius China Studies Program

The Confucius Institute of the University of Tennessee is now offering mini-grants to help fund your research or study proposal preparation.  By applying for these, you have the opportunity to receive a grant to help with all the prep work necessary to apply for the fellowships and research opportunities. With the main goals of developing a greater understanding of modern-day Chinese culture and fostering strong relationships between people in the U.S. and China, receiving a fellowship gives you the opportunity to proudly represent your university and the Confucius Institute while furthering your research and/or education.

For more information, view our previous announcement on this opportunity.


National Science Foundation’s EHR Core Research (ECR)

This program of fundamental research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. Education & Human Resources (EHR) seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. The EHR Core Research (ECR) program will fund fundamental research on: human learning in STEM; learning in STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and research on broadening participation in STEM.

For more information, view our previous announcement on this opportunity.


New funding and calls for proposals related to engagement can be found at the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach’s website

SciVal Funding

For more funding opportunities, try a self-search through SciVal Funding, an innovative web-based tool that helps you find new opportunities. In addition, by reviewing award history you can gain awareness of new sponsors that match your research interests.  SciVal Funding provides researchers, administrators, and research development professionals with valuable information about grant opportunities and award recipients.

Another valuable source for funding opportunities is the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest, a weekly email with new RFPs from foundations that make grants in a broad range of areas. New RFPs are posted by topic and in a searchable database on their website.

As always, faculty can find limited submissions, young investigator opportunities, and more through the Office of Research & Engagement website.