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Upcoming Awards for STEM students

December 2, 2014

Here are three major awards for STEM students with upcoming deadlines:

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

The NDSEG fellowships are awarded to US citizens or nationals who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the supported disciplines. The Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance. Applicants must be:
  • completing their senior year of undergraduate study before fall 2015,
  • recent graduates who have have never enrolled in a graduate program,
  • in their first year of their graduate studies,
  • starting their second year of graduate studies in the fall of 2014, or
  • considered a part-time graduate student, with fewer than 30 semester hours (or 45 credit hours) completed before the fall 2014 semester.

Deadline: December 12, 5PM EST

Department of Defense (DOD) Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship

The DOD SMART is an opportunity for STEM students to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Participants receive tuition coverage; a $25,000 - $38,000 stipend; paid internships; health insurance; book allowance; mentoring; and a job placement with the DOD. Applicants must be US citizens, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer.

Deadline: December 15, 11:59PM EST

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) and RISE Pro

is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE interns work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for 2-3 months during the summer, and are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Participants receive stipends for living expenses and housing assistance. No German language requirement. Applications accepted between December 6 to January 15.

DAAD RISE Pro offers 2-6 month research internships in science and engineering at German companies. RISE Pro scholars receive stipends from the host company and DAAD to help cover living expenses, health care, and airfare. Recent graduates, Master and PhD students from North American universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics (or a closely related field) are invited to apply. Undergraduates who are RISE alumni or former DAAD scholarship holders are also eligible. German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. Applications accepted between December 6 to January 31.