2020 Events | Opportunities
Smiles with Science Workshop
Colgate is hosting their inaugural Smile with Science Workshop that supports students who want to transition from academic research to working in a professional industry lab.
The deadline is November 16 at 4PM EST
IM STEM Network Virtual Meeting
Make the Future™ – Connecting Girls to Advanced Manufacturing
This next IM STEM Network Meeting will focus on strategies for recruiting women and girls into Advanced Manufacturing pathways and will include effective programs from the IM STEM states. In preparation for the IM STEM Network Meeting go to NAPE’s Make the Future site for educators and student microsite for great educator resources, videos and student social media recruiting materials.
Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 at 2pm MT
Register for the meeting: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6396034369601719042
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from under-served communities.
Although it may seem early, fellowship deadlines are right around the corner – with many deadlines in October and early November for funding for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Below are links to our database of STEM funding opportunities:
Undergraduate scholarships and tips on applying: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx
Graduate fellowships and tips on applying: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx
Video tutorial on how to use our advanced search page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKsAGk8dAw&t=16s
Sustainable Research Pathways
The recruiting process for the 6th Annual Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) program has begun. Through SRP, faculty working with students from underrepresented and underprivileged backgrounds attend a Matching Workshop at Berkeley Lab to explore potential research collaborations. Matched faculty apply for funding for faculty/student teams or to send their students for collaborative research projects in the summer of 2021.
Applicants must be a full-time faculty member at an accredited U.S. degree-granting institution of higher education including: minority serving institutions, community, women’s, and liberal arts colleges, as well as high research institutions.
The Sustainable Research Pathways Program provides the chance to work in conjunction with Berkeley Lab staff, world leaders in computing and computational biology, physics, materials, chemistry, and energy sciences research.
The Sustainable Research Pathways 2020 Virtual Workshop is thrilled to announce that, due to our remarkable success and extraordinary outcomes over the past years, we are opening a Student Track for the SRP 2020 Workshop!
Therefore, all undergraduate and graduate students interested in computational science & engineering at an accredited US academic institution are invited to apply.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020
** This year it will be a 100% interactive virtual event **
For more information, visit: http://shinstitute.org/srp-application/
To apply visit: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/SHInstituteSRPF/
COVID-19 Data Challenge: Navigating Life and Work in Border Communities
Compete for $5,000 in prizes! Anyone can sign-up to participate in this data challenge organized by UC San Diego. Each team will have access to data sets and data science experts to accelerate progress.
Submit a project info sheet by September 13, 2020.
More information available here: https://mexico.ucsd.edu/initiatives/border-solutions/data-challenge.html
The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is open to distinguished tenured faculty and full-time research staff at accredited, doctoral degree-granting U.S. educational institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for an award.
The application process will be carried out in three stages:
- Online registration (required)
- Submission of White Paper Package (required)
- Submission of Proposal Package (via grants.gov) (by invitation only) and Confidential Letters of Recommendation (required)
The second stage requires applicants to submit materials through this website. In order to submit materials you must be registered on the website at least two days before the submission deadline.
2020 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference
October 19-24, 2020 • Online!
Registration Information here.
ABRCMS 2020 – The Virtual Experience: Visualizing a Better Future in STEM
November 9-13, 2020 • Online!
Psychology Degrees Online
Psychology Degrees Online focuses extensively on helping students research higher education and labor trends in the behavioral & mental health sciences sectors.
Psychology Education Guides to help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of these programs and their impact on careers and employment:
Sigma Xi is a multidisciplinary community of science and engineering professionals and students dedicated to research excellence, promoting public engagement with science, and fostering the next generation of researchers. One of the ways Sigma Xi fulfills its mission of strengthening the research enterprise is through its flagship program, Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR).
Since 1922, GIAR has provided thousands of undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines with valuable educational experiences and research grants. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from most areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Additional information on GIAR can be found here.
College Degree Explorer – College Education Guides
College Degree Explorer focuses extensively on helping students research higher education and labor trends in the online higher education sectors.
They recently updated our College Education Guides to help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscapes of these programs and their impact on careers and employment. You can view the guides here:
Call for participation for Seventh SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE20)@SC20
Seventh SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE20)
November 11, 2020 (10 a.m – 6:30 p.m EST)
Held in conjunction with SC20: The International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis
This event is now inviting abstract submissions for papers, lightning talks and demos.
Please view sample submission here.
Submissions Open: May 22, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2020
Final paper submissions: October 9, 2020
Final Presentation (pre-recorded) Due: October 24, 2020
Join OSU on Twitter for #BlackinChem week from August 10-15th! It’s a time to celebrate and highlight chemists of the past, present, and future. Any questions can be directed to
@Devin_Eleven or email@example.com.
The events will be on Twitter and via Zoom. Only those that RSVP will receive the Zoom link.
Tuesday, August 11th, Undergrad101: https://lnkd.in/d8ckwuP
Wednesday, August 12th, Wine Down: https://lnkd.in/d3u2ENa
Saturday, August 15th, #BlackInChemJourney: https://bit.ly/blackinchem
The DoD NDSEG Fellowship Program, established in 1989 by direction of Congress and sponsored by the Army, Navy, and Air Force, serves as a means of increasing the number of United States citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. This program is designed to encourage Baccalaureate recipients to enter Graduate school and ultimately gain Doctorates which align to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development.
Learn from one community college’s experience in creating a holistic approach to orienting online learners. Presenters will share solutions for developing programming that bridges the gap between student and faculty expectations. Attendees will leave with data outcomes & implementation plan.
- Examine the process for developing orientation/onboarding process for online learners
- Analyze who should be involved at your institution to develop orientation resources for your online learners
- Discuss the components of an effective orientation to online learning
- Examine assessment results from orientation to online learning
This event is part of a series of town halls that NASEM is conducting in collaboration with MSIs to (1) promote the findings of a 2018 National Academies report (https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25257/minority-serving-institutions-americas-underutilized-resource-for-strengthening-the-stem), (2) hear from MSIs on how they are working to advance STEM workforce preparation, education, and research capacity, and (3) foster new discussions and solutions around these issues.
“How to Bring a Conceived Idea to Life” will be performed by using “Design Thinking Methodology”. The webinar will take place on July 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST. My goal is to help everyone move a stagnated idea to an excited and motivated condition that can transform you into an “Idea Athlete”. Please go to www.partsip.com to register for the webinar
The webinar will be of special interest to graduate students likely to defend in the next year, recent Ph.D. graduates who may be interested in pursuing postdoctoral research at the NIH, or NIH postdocs who began their training on/after June 1, 2019. The PRAT Program is especially interested in ensuring the applicant pool reflects the diversity of the biomedical Ph.D. talent pool, and I am requesting your help in identifying potential candidates.
Webinar information: The webinar will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2:00- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the webinar, visit the WebEx meeting page and enter the meeting number (access code) 126 419 4975 and the password PRAT. You can also attend by phone by calling 1-650-479-3208 and entering the meeting number. Slides will be posted on the NIGMS PRAT Program website following the webinar.
More information can be found here.
Engineering Change Podcast joins forces with Modern Figures Podcast for a series of live events, “Engineering Change with Modern Figures.” Episode 1, “Leading the Change,” brings together leaders whose work advances equity and inclusion for women and minorities in engineering and other STEM disciplines.
Guests: Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull, Dr. Marcia Allen Owens, Dr. Claudia Rankins, and Dr. Monica F. Cox
Hosts: Dr. Yvette E. Pearson of Engineering Change Podcast, Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome of Modern Figures Podcast
You can find the recording here.
Join leading Howard University alumni and other notable speakers as they help you navigate through these unprecedented times as a business leader, innovator, and entrepreneur. The event is also designed to provide the next generation of female entrepreneurs with the keys to success.
The Howard University Women in Business Digital Summit, sponsored at Advancing Black Pathways at JPMorgan Chase & Co will be held on Friday, June 26th from 10 am to 3:15 pm EST.
Submissions are due by June 25, 2020, and there are cash prizes for winners selected by competition judges and the public!
You can register here.
The National Science Foundation is inviting NSF grantees, past or present, to showcase, in the form of a short video (1 to 3 minutes), how forging partnerships, networks, or alliances has contributed to an increase in diversity and inclusion in STEM. The NSF STEM Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition Challenge aims to collect innovative, effective, and replicable approaches to building a diverse and inclusive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce through partnerships.
Submissions are due by June 25, 2020, and there are cash prizes for winners selected by competition judges and the public!
You can find more information here.
Talking about Leaving Revisited discusses findings from a five-year study that explores the extent, nature, and contributory causes of field-switching both from and among STEM majors, and what enables persistence to graduation. The book reflects on what has and has not changed in the past three decades, since publication of Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences. The authors of each chapter collaborate to address key questions, drawing on findings from each related study source: national and institutional data, interviews with faculty and students, structured observations and student assessments of teaching methods in STEM gateway courses. Pitched to a wide audience, engaging in style, and richly illustrated in the interviewees’ own words, this book affords the most comprehensive explanatory account to date of persistence, relocation and loss in undergraduate sciences.
You can find more information on the SEA Change events page.
The Department of Mathematics at Pomona College will offer an 6-week virtual program to conduct research in mathematics history. The program, entitled PRiME (Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience), will run from Monday June 15 through Friday July 24, 2020. The program is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation (DMS-1560394).
Students must be undergraduates in good standing, although preference will be given to applicants who will begin either their junior or senior year in the Fall of 2020. National Science Foundation (NSF) funding also requires that participants must be either US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Applications for the PRiME program should be emailed directly to Edray Goins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference
2020: The Perfect Decade to Accelerate HBCU Competitiveness
September 20-24, 2020
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
NIJ’s Research Assistantship Program – Deadline Feb 27, 2020
The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. The RA program is a research focused professional development opportunity for doctoral students. We welcome students from all academic disciplines to apply who wish to connect their research to the criminal justice field. This unique assistantship is an opportunity to learn and contribute to the breadth and depth of science research in which NIJ engages. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities in Washington, DC.
The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. Insight takes a unique approach, working closely with partner companies to match Fellows with the hiring teams that represent the best fit for their skills and experience.
Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:
- Next application deadline: May 4
- Session begins: September 8
As we now all too clearly understand, we are in the midst of what could become the worst infectious disease outbreak of our time—a contagion so serious that in a short time it has resulted in public health emergencies around the globe, disrupted the global economy, and has changed the very way we live. But we’re not defenseless. Today, we not only understand the nature of pathogens more than ever before, but we also have unprecedented capabilities and tools to fight them.
Over the next several weeks, the Board on Higher Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be hosting a series of conversations to bring together academic, industry, government, and civic leaders across the country to understand the varied facets of what has happened so far, what is currently happening, and what is expected to happen in the weeks and months ahead. Each conversation will focus on a specific topic related to how the 4,000+ colleges and universities—and the researchers who work there—are supporting the response efforts.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global-X Challenge – Deadline April 15, 2020
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global-X Challenge encourages international, multi-disciplinary science and technology partnership in naval-relevant topic areas. More specifically, the goal of this initiative is to award grants of up to $750,000 to address the following capability challenges:
- Tailored Material and Manufacturing;
- Multifunctional Maritime Films for Persistent and Survivable Platforms and Warfighters; and
- Object Detection and Identification in any Medium.
ONR Global invites outstanding international researchers to form multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams to address one or more of the three capability challenges listed above. Details about the Global-X Challenge are posted on ONR’s website and on grants.gov via the links provided below:
- ONR’s website — https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/funding-opportunities/special-notices
- grants.gov — https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326462
As an important note: a kick-off webinar for the Global-X Challenge is scheduled for Thursday, Apr 23rd at 7:00 AM EDT. The webinar is free and open for registration at the link below:
The webinar will be recorded and available for later review on Global-X website.
Virtual ACS Career Day Atlanta
Get ready for Virtual career development!
Career Navigator LIVE is offering its first virtual Career Day for Atlanta chemists on Saturday, May 2 at 9 am/ET. Register today to save your spot to participate in LIVE interactive career development. Our team of experts and ACS Career Consultants will answer your questions and teach you how to advance your career.
NSF Funding Opportunities for Research on the Impact of COVID19 on Undergraduate STEM Education
NSF has encouraged submission of proposals related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as described in the Dear Colleague Letter at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.jsp?org=NSF.
DUE is specifically interested in research on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on undergraduate education. The outbreak has altered undergraduate education in unforeseen ways, including forcing temporary closures and unplanned switches to online classes. DUE thinks that research about the impacts of such responses on students and educators could provide important new knowledge about STEM learning, virtual learning environments, the impact of stress on learning, and many other important topics.
If you are engaged in such research or would like to do so, we encourage you to consider submitting a proposal to any of our relevant funding programs including the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE): EHR program, the IUSE:HSI program, the S-STEM program, the ATE program, the Noyce Program, and the ECR Core research program. (See https://www.nsf.gov/funding/programs.jsp?org=DUE)
Alternatively (or in addition), if you have an urgent research need or opportunity, you may consider submitting proposals via the following funding mechanisms:
1. Submit a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal.
See Chapter II.E.1 of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
2. Request supplemental support for your existing award.
See Chapter VI.E.4 of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
3. Organize a conference or workshop.
See Chapter II.E.7 of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Possible topics of interest for these funding mechanisms include, but are not limited to, research on the effectiveness of switching from an in-person to a completely online educational format and research on how the outbreak affects student attitudes, interests, and performance in STEM.
Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) – Deadline May 4, 2020
LPSLI provides premier training for motivated professionals interested in advancing their leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all sectors of STEM. The five-day intensive training focuses on cultivating influence, advocacy training, and building a strong network of like-minded peers for continued collaboration and support.
NIJ Native Student Travel Scholarship Program – Deadline April 15, 2020
Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program AND are you interested in issues related to public safety, crime, and justice?
Would you like to learn how your education can be used to solve complex issues in these fields?
If so, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to help you explore science in criminal justice and public safety through conference scholarships!
To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support 15 American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend criminal justice-related conferences. Students will explore how their educational backgrounds apply to issues of crime and justice. They will meet researchers and practitioners engaged in similar work. Conferences will expose students to innovative and evidence-based scientific and technological solutions to justice issues.
NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship – Deadline April 15, 2020
The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJ’s mission. The goal of the GRF program is to increase the pool of scholars engaged in research that addresses the challenges of crime and justice in the United States, particularly at the state and local levels. The GRF supports students in all social and behavioral sciences (SBS) disciplines, as well as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).