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7 food security fellowships, new calls for applications, transatlantic fellowships, and more

Profellow is an excellent resource for finding fellowships in every area of interest of social impact.  Several of the fellowships listed are for folks in more senior stages of their careers, however check out the ones that are eligible for recent grads with their application deadlines. Also, note the tips for writing effective fellowships:

14 Transatlantic Fellowships for U.S.-Europe Exchange and Study: Whether you are interested in studying abroad, researching in a different country, or collaborating across the Atlantic, there is a transatlantic fellowship for you! These 14 opportunities take Americans and Europeans across the pond for projects and study.

5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Essay Writing: Being a good writer is not just about how much time you spend writing – it is also about practicing the act of writing to hone your skills. If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your writing, or if you’re gearing up for another fellowship deadline, these tips are for you!

7 Food Security Fellowships to Tackle Hunger: Food security fellowships arm fellows with the knowledge and skills needed to address hunger in communities, whether at home or abroad. These seven fellowships combine issues of hunger with education, environmental degradation, and policy.

Calls for Applications:

The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is seeking global, young leaders (age 20-25) for a 3-week leadership training program at the University of San Diego, June 29 – July 23, 2018. Travel, accommodations and stipend provided.  Apply by March 9!

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

  • Feb. 13th 7:00-8:00pm
  • Feb. 14th 4:30-5:30pm
    Location: Adirondack House Library
    Snacks provided

    Interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact?
    The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an eight-week fully-funded summer internship in the Bahamas at the Cape Eleuthera Institute or Peru at the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply!

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Lab Manager/Research Assistant Openings

Full-time Research Assistant positions will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, HSCI Faculty Member, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model  to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision, you will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests and techniques as well as work with zebrafish. Technicians will be required to perform standard molecular biology techniques, microinjections, microscopy of zebrafish morphology, tissue culture, and animal husbandry. The positions are excellent opportunities for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health related programs/professions.

If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: barut@enders.tch.harvard.edu. Positions are competitive require a two-year commitment.


A full-time Research Assistant/Research Laboratory manager will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, and HSCI Faculty Member. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision of the principal investigator and research scientists, this research support position will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations, and experimental procedures for the purpose of research (including qPCR, Western blotting, gel electrophoresis, in situ hybridization, genotyping, etc).  The Research Laboratory Manager provides daily management of a ~14 member zebrafish laboratory located the main campus of Harvard University.  The responsibilities include the purchasing of lab supplies and regents, monitoring consumable spending, providing monthly spending reports to grants manager and PI, acting as lab safety officer, overseeing equipment maintenance and the laboratory’s compliance with institute and governmental regulations, and acting as laboratory liaison to vendors, core facilities, and other laboratories.  The position is an excellent opportunity for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health-related programs/professions.

If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: barut@enders.tch.harvard.edu. Positions are competitive and require a two-year commitment.

Summer Internship with MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School

Application deadline is February 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 15, 2018.

The MU-ARTSS program is structured into a week-long didactic program providing an intensive introduction to alcohol research followed by an 8-week research internship in the lab of a MU-ARTSS professor. The program is set up to provide an independent learning experience and offer the intern an opportunity to get a sense of a ‘grad school’ working environment. The internship is full-time with a stipend of $3,600. In addition, the University of Missouri will be providing room and board at no cost to the intern. However, travel costs are not covered and are the responsibility of the intern. Interns will receive 1 hour of academic credit (course title: Special Problems in Psychology, Psych 2950) from the University of Missouri which is paid for by the program. MU-ARTSS aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA, R25AA023687), part of the National Institutes of Health. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

The summer program will contain four components:

  1. A week-long didactic program held in the Department of Psychological Sciences from May 30 – June 6, 2018. Topics to be covered include both psychosocial and biomedical aspects of alcohol use and disorder, its causes, consequences and treatment.
  2. At the conclusion of the didactic program, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 7 – July 27, 2018 in the laboratories of addiction researchers housed in the Department of Psychological Sciences at MU. Depending upon students’ interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (a) human genetics, (b) behavioral pharmacology, (c) psychiatric epidemiology, (d) neuroimaging, and (e) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences in preparation for graduate study. This experience will culminate in a formal presentation to MU-ARTSS interns, faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and a poster presentation at the Summer Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum.
  3. Weekly meetings with the MU-ARTSS group to update on the status of the project, professional development discussions, informal discussions on research topics led by postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, and viewings and subsequent discussions of classic movies that portray the myriad of ways alcohol affects people’s lives.
  4. Structured activities as part of MU-SURP on campus, including seminars, training in the responsible conduct of research, and professional development.

We are looking for undergraduates, typically sophomores and juniors, freshmen can apply and seniors who will not have graduated until after the summer of 2018. Most applications are interested in continuing their education in Psychology but any student interested in science and medicine are welcome to apply.

Apply in Handshake!

Summer Internship with MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School

Application deadline is February 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 15, 2018.

The MU-ARTSS program is structured into a week-long didactic program providing an intensive introduction to alcohol research followed by an 8-week research internship in the lab of a MU-ARTSS professor. The program is set up to provide an independent learning experience and offer the intern an opportunity to get a sense of a ‘grad school’ working environment. The internship is full-time with a stipend of $3,600. In addition, the University of Missouri will be providing room and board at no cost to the intern. However, travel costs are not covered and are the responsibility of the intern. Interns will receive 1 hour of academic credit (course title: Special Problems in Psychology, Psych 2950) from the University of Missouri which is paid for by the program. MU-ARTSS aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA, R25AA023687), part of the National Institutes of Health. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

The summer program will contain four components:

  1. A week-long didactic program held in the Department of Psychological Sciences from May 30 – June 6, 2018. Topics to be covered include both psychosocial and biomedical aspects of alcohol use and disorder, its causes, consequences and treatment.
  2. At the conclusion of the didactic program, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 7 – July 27, 2018 in the laboratories of addiction researchers housed in the Department of Psychological Sciences at MU. Depending upon students’ interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (a) human genetics, (b) behavioral pharmacology, (c) psychiatric epidemiology, (d) neuroimaging, and (e) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences in preparation for graduate study. This experience will culminate in a formal presentation to MU-ARTSS interns, faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and a poster presentation at the Summer Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum.
  3. Weekly meetings with the MU-ARTSS group to update on the status of the project, professional development discussions, informal discussions on research topics led by postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, and viewings and subsequent discussions of classic movies that portray the myriad of ways alcohol affects people’s lives.
  4. Structured activities as part of MU-SURP on campus, including seminars, training in the responsible conduct of research, and professional development.

We are looking for undergraduates, typically sophomores and juniors, freshmen can apply and seniors who will not have graduated until after the summer of 2018. Most applications are interested in continuing their education in Psychology but any student interested in science and medicine are welcome to apply.

Apply in Handshake!

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UAB: SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2018.

The Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program, the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) and Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to all programs.

These eight week programs are held concurrently from May 31 – July 27, 2018. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses. 

Students will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

You can learn more about SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE at via the links above.

REU Opportunity at Northwestern University

The application deadline is February 12, 2018.  Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Explore the field of nanotechnology at Northwestern University (NU) – it’s the best summer job you’ll ever have!

Participants in the 9-week NU-REU Program will:

  • Work full-time on a nanotechnology research project
  • Have access to world-class equipment and facilities
  • Enjoy research seminars and field trips
  • Enhance public speaking and technical writing skills
  • Participate in team events like the summer picnic, and explore Chicago

REU participants come from small and large schools, across the country.  They receive a $4,500 stipend, plus round-trip airfare, dormitory housing, and a meal plan.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • majoring in engineering or the sciences
  • have at least one year left to complete your undergraduate degree

For more information or to download an application visit: http://www.iinano.org/reu

or contact Margaret Connolly at (847) 467-4862 or email m-connolly@northwestern.edu.