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Sponsored by ORAU, Mars, Incorporated, and the National Science Foundation, this program allows faculty an opportunity to nominate Lehigh graduate students to attend a week-long meeting of Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine. As an investigator on an NSF funded project or through a nomination sponsored by MARS, Inc. or ORAU – which are not tied to any specific funding source – a graduate student under your mentorship may qualify for this honorable and rare opportunity. In 2012 two Lehigh graduate students, Tyler Drake (Physics) and Justin Barton (Mechanical Engineering), were chosen to attend this meeting. Also, Matthew Smith (Physics) attended the 2011 Lindau meeting and wrote about the experience on his blog.

The 2016 meeting will focus on physics or related disciplines of research. The selection and submission of nominations from Lehigh will be done by the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies. Deadline for submission of nomination to our office is 8am EST on October 1, 2015. The full application deadline for submission of nominations to the Lindau meeting sponsors is October 16, 2015. Further information about the program can be found online at http://www.orau.org/lindau/ and at http://www.lindau-nobel.org/about/

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Graduate Student Internship Opportunity: The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

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Reminder: NSF National Research Traineeship (NRT) – Intent to submit due September 21

NSF’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program supports development of new, evidence-based approaches to graduate training. Through separate Traineeship and Innovative Graduate Education tracks, the program supports both development of comprehensive training programs in high-priority interdisciplinary research areas, and piloting of potentially transformative approaches to graduate education whether disciplinary or interdisciplinary. Continue reading about the program.

If you wish to submit a proposal to this program in December 2015, please let us know of your intent to submit with a brief title, likely participants and which NRT track you plan to submit to — Traineeship (DESE or general) or IGE — by September 21.

Please direct questions to Sujata Jagota, suj208@lehigh.edu.

NSF National Research Traineeship (NRT): New NSF solicitation and Lehigh Idea Exchange

NSF’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program, now in its second year, supports development of new, evidence-based approaches to graduate training. Through separate Traineeship and Innovative Graduate Education tracks, the program supports both development of comprehensive training programs in high-priority interdisciplinary research areas, and piloting of potentially transformative approaches to graduate education whether disciplinary or interdisciplinary.

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