Paid summer research internship opportunities for students in the sciences and/or social sciences!  The North East Water Resources Network (NEWRnet) internship program offers student research opportunities in lake and watershed ecology, climatology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, soil nutrients, environmental engineering and environmental policy and management, as well as computer science and modeling.  The program is especially interested in supporting students from populations underrepresented in science, including students from two year colleges, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

See the VT EPSCoR website for additional information:

Applications are due by Friday, February 19th, 2016.

We are excited to announce that the 2016-2017 White House Fellows application is now LIVE. The deadline for application submission is January 12, 2016. Are you a US citizen, committed to public service, interested in making a difference in government?


Over the course of nine presidential administrations the non-partisan White House Fellows program has become the nation’s premiere fellowship for public service and leadership. White House Fellows are remarkable Americans with a commitment to service who come to Washington to gain first-hand, high-level experience in the Federal government and develop themselves as leaders. The fellowship year consists of a full-time work placement in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-ranking Administration officials. In addition, Fellows participate in a robust education program designed to provide a behind-the-scenes look at leadership in government, non-profits, business, the media and more. Learn more about the White House Fellows program here.

This is a reminder that the deadline for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is November 23rd, 2015 at 7:59pm EST. Now is the time to be working on your application and essays so that you can submit a strong application!  For more information, see . And if you are applying for this, and haven’t already talked with us, please let us know at! Dean Gates is happy to provide feedback on application essays.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship at

The Rangel Program is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for its 2016 graduate fellowship.   The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2016, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at The application deadline is January 13, 2016. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.     

Join Truman advisors Prof. Bert Johnson and Dean Lisa Gates and 2015 Truman Scholars Kate Hamilton and Maddie Orcutt for an in-depth conversation about the Truman scholarship program and application process. Juniors thinking about applying and first-year and sophomore students wanting to learn more are all welcome! Coffee and cookies served!

No need to register at this point–just come to the CTLR in the Davis Family Library at 4:30pm.

Questions? Email .

From CLS: We here at the CLS Program are excited to host a general CLS webinar for students and faculty on Friday, October 16th, at 4pm EST. The webinar will explain the goals of the program to potential applicants, talk through the benefits of participating on the program, and offer tips on the CLS Application. The application deadline this year is November 23rd, 7:59 PM EST.  Find out more about the CLS at .

Here is the link to join the webinar:

From PiA: Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in the foothills of the Himalayas, reporting for a leading newspaper in Myanmar, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. Founded in 1898, PiA is one of the oldest not-for-profit organizations of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. For the 2016-2017 academic year, PiA expects to offer 130 yearlong fellowships in 19 Asian countries in the fields of access to education, environmental sustainability, public health, economic development, social justice and access to information. We have an incredibly active group of fellows and alumni who, inspired by their yearlong PiA experience, maintain a lifetime commitment to Asia and PiA.

PiA is open to graduates of all colleges and universities and requires no prior Asian experience or language skills.

The application is due November 13th, and can be found here: 

Please email with any questions about PiA. Please join our webinar this Thursday, October 8th at 2:00pm EST.

A change in perspective, a job that matters, a community for life.


Attention first-years, sophomores and juniors: learn about fellowships with late fall/ winter deadlines: Beinecke, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Goldwater, Pickering, Rangel, Truman, Udall and more. Most of these are only open to sophomores and juniors–but a few are also open to first-years. These are all different, but include awards for graduate study, summer study, and undergraduate study in various fields: science and math; environmental studies; public service; foreign service, humanities, social sciences, study of selected languages. Most are restricted to US citizens or permanent residents and have minimum GPA requirements ranging from 3.2-3.7, depending on fellowship.

Thursday, October 15 at 4:30 pm in Davis Library 105B

For more info, you can find descriptions at go/fellowships. Questions? Email

See the below deadlines for funding for seniors beginning senior work projects this year; or juniors looking to summer and fall 2016. If projects need funding beyond what the department can provide, they can apply for a Senior Research Project Supplement (SRPS). Depending on when the student is pursuing their work, there are three important deadlines to know:

• Application Deadline of October 1, 2015 and January 29, 2016 (new this year) for projects to be completed this academic year (seniors only)

• Application Deadline of April 15, 2016 for projects to be completed next academic year (senior febs and juniors)

• Funding requests for $350 or less may be submitted throughout the academic year until funds run out (seniors only)

See the Undergraduate Research website go/srps for an application, more detailed information and eligible expenses.

In addition, students needing support to attend or present at an academic conference may apply for academic travel funding at go/atf.

Questions may be addressed to or contact Undergraduate Research in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR), Davis Family Library 225 or at 443-3026.

Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Colleen Norden, Administrative Coordinator

Posters on the Hill 2016 — Call for Abstracts

Council on Undergraduate Research
Application Period: Sept. 2-Nov. 4, 2015

Note: Middlebury provides travel funds for the faculty and student if accepted to present at Posters on the Hill in DC.

Your research should represent one of CUR’s Divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences)

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories. Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to apply for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 20th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill (in spring of 2016). In addition to other events, there will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

Please visit the website for more information about the submission process and Posters on the Hill program. Questions? Please contact Sabrina Hall at READ MORE

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