The deadline for submitting a research proposal -February 10th, 2020 – is quickly approaching! 

Students can submit research proposals here.

If you have any questions, please contact or visit the website at
About the Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice (ESSJ) Undergraduate Research Conference: Started in 2015, the Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference is a national conference focused solely on undergraduate research on engaged scholarship. It is a great opportunity for your students to present their research and get feedback from faculty. Students are able to engage in dialogue and get a sense of what it means to get one’s work heard beyond your own campus—especially for those interested in doctoral programs. 
Funding for Middlebury students presenting their work or attending is available through the Undergraduate Research’s Office Academic Travel Fund. See go/atf

Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you. Click on the category below for more information.

·         Environment For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues

·         Tribal Policy For Native Americans and Alaska Natives focusing on multiple policy areas

·         Native Health Care For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up most competitive; U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident required; demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. The Udall provides up to $7,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses.

This scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury—the nomination deadline is January 20, 2020. See go/udall for instructions on how to apply for nomination. Questions? Talk with Dean Lisa Gates (

The University of Tennessee Summer Undergraduate Research Education Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences provides students an opportunity to explore their interests in the environmental health-related aspects of biology, microbiology, and the biomedical sciences through hands-on summer research opportunities. Students will uniquely experience the breadth and depth of research that occurs at a major research institution.

Program Description
The University of Tennessee’s Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, and Office of Undergraduate Research have partnered to provide a ten-week summer research education experience program designed to immerse and challenge undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, mathematical, and medical science (STEMM) disciplines. Students will be placed into faculty mentor labs for rigorous hands-on independent research with complementary training in experimental design, ethics, statistical analysis, laboratory management, entrepreneurship, and science communication. Application deadline is March 10, 2020.

Program Highlights
• 10-week research experience in the lab of a University of Tennessee faculty member
• Weekly seminar series on current research topics
• Special seminars on applying to and surviving in graduate school
• Professional development in science communication
• Social trips and other fun activities

Summer 2020 Program Details
• Dates: May 26th to August 1st, 2020
• Stipend: $3,700 plus housing and travel to and from Knoxville, Tennessee
• Additional information and an online application are available at:

Program Eligibility
Undergraduate students majoring in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, or other biotechnology-related areas, other physical sciences, science education, or public policy who have a strong desire to complete a Ph.D. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.

Funding for this program is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship believes in the power of imagination and in the energy, abilities, and hopes of each new generation to envision and create a better future and a better world. Each year, we offer six paid two-year Fellowships at high-impact nonprofit organizations in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia to recent graduates who have the potential to become future social impact leaders. These transformative Fellowship experiences combine direct service and special projects with professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities and help Fellows launch successful careers in the nonprofit sector. Applications are due on February 15, 2020. To apply and learn more about this year’s host organizations, please visit our website at

The fellowship is hosting an online info session on Friday, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm EST so candidates can learn more about these new Fellowship positions. You can join that call and learn more about the FAO Schwarz Fellowship program.

Applications are now open for Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium! This is a new annual two-day event at our main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. Our event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and our application portal is now open

This symposium is open to undergraduate students who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), we will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in our humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

You can learn more at our conference site: Students accepted to present are also eligible for funding through Middlebury’s Undergraduate Research Office–see go/atf .

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