Genetic Engineering and Society IGERT PhD Graduate Program at NC State Universityare is recruiting 5-6 students to participate in a PhD graduate program.This NSF funded IGERT in Genetic Engineering and Society: The Case of Transgenic Pests is located at North Carolina State University.  They are looking for broadly interested students in the social and natural sciences

This will be IGERT’s second year. Students of the 2012 Cohort have been examining questions linked to the genetic modification of mosquitoes and the scientific, cultural and ethical ramifications this topic presents. They are excited about expanding our discussion to include questions associated with the genetic engineering of rodent species. Possible applications of these technologies include offsetting losses to crop harvests and alleviating negative impacts of invasive rodent species on the biodiversity of island ecosystems. As in the past, the students of the 2013 Cohort will explore the social, ethical, and ecological consequences of current pest control techniques, as well as those associated with a genetically engineered approach.

They are looking for excellent students who are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to their graduate training.  Students may have majored in humanities, mathematics, or a social/natural science, and should be seeking broad and rigorous graduate training across these areas. We welcome students who have a Master’s degree specializing in one of these areas and want strong interdisciplinary training at the doctoral level.

Students who participate in the program will receive a PhD in a home doctoral program and a graduate minor in Genetic Engineering and Society. The minor will include four courses, one of which will be taught in Latin America. In addition to full fellowships ($30,000 per year), funds are available forinternational internships.

Please visit their website for more details on the program, including a list of participating faculty:http://GeneticEngSoc.ncsu.edu/.  In addition to contacting potential faculty mentors, prospective students are encouraged to email questions to: GES_GPM@ncsu.edu.

The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013

Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

FREE Practice GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT

Option 1: On-Campus @ UVMSunday, October 21st (GRE, MCAT (on computer), LSAT)
OR

Option 2: Anywhere! Live Online Classroom Environment. Find the perfect date and time.

Kaplan is holding a FREE Practice Test for the [GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT].  This semester we’re making the event more convenient than ever with two great options.  Our on-site, campus events at UVM are taking place on Sunday, October 21st, beginning at 11am.

Would you rather take the test from home, the library, a coffee shop, or even an open computer lab on campus? Then take your practice test live and online in our Classroom Anywhere <http://www.kaptest.com/anywhere>  environment, available from anywhere you have internet access.

To register for these free events, fill out the following web form:http://bit.ly/middleburyfreepracticefall2012  Once registered, you will receive confirmation and further information.

Middlebury students are invited to take part in the student competition Challenge your Perspectives. It is an opportunity to compete for a full tuition waiver for a Master’s program at a prestigious Swedish university, worth 98,000US.

The competition Challenge Your Perspectives is your chance to show your skills within a number of areas that distinguish Sweden.

Apply today to compete for a full tuition waiver for an English-taught Master’s program at a prestigious Swedish university – starting fall 2013

Deadline: Complete and submit all documents by midnight Nov. 4, 2012

Prizes:Three full tuition waivers for an English-taught Master’s degree at one of the following three top ranked Swedish universities:

The International Master’s Program in Political Science at Stockholm University

The Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy at Lund University

The Master’s Program in Economics at Uppsala University

Questions?
If you have any questions please take a look at the FAQ page. If you have additional questions send an email at challengeyourperspectives@studentcompetitions.com

Contact:
Web: http://www.challengeyourperspectives.com/
Email: challengeyourperspectives@studentcompetitions.com

 

The Truman Scholarship awards scholarships for students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be in the top quarter of their class, and be committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector. Students are selected on the basis of their academic and leadership accomplishments and their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. This scholarship requires Middlebury nomination and is open to students in their junior year.

This Information Session will provide an overview of the Truman Scholarship, its eligibility and application criteria, and the nomination process. The preliminary application deadline for Middlebury juniors wishing to be nominated is Monday, October 31. See the Middlebury Fellowships website for more details: http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/eia/fellowships/db/truman. For more information contact Amy McGlashan, Fellowships Advisor, agibansm@middlebury.edu or x5103.

For seniors intending to apply for the 2013-14 grant year, and any other interested students.  The Information session will provide an overview of the opportunities available through the Fulbright US Student Grant program, application criteria and timeline, and grant application advice and guidance.  For more information contact Amy McGlashan, Fulbright Advisor, x5103 or agibansm@middlebury.edu.

FULBRIGHT US STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM – Information Session Monday, April 30 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229.  Are you a member of the class of 2013 (or 2014 but plan to be away next spring), and considering conducting research, assistant-teaching in English, or studying abroad after graduation?   You could be one of more than 1,600 US students – and approximately 8-10 Middlebury graduates – who receive a Fulbright US Student Grant each year to go overseas post-graduation. The US Student Fulbright Program operates in in more than 150 countries worldwide and awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the sciences, professional fields and creative and performing arts.

The British Scholarships Information Session will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 PM in Axinn 229.  This session is for juniors who are interested in applying in fall, 2012, for the highly competitive and rewarding fellowships to pursue graduate study in the UK. Sophomores who are interested but plan to be away next spring should also attend. Fellowships to be discussed include Rhodes, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Keasbey, Marshall, Mitchell, and St. Andrew’s. Come learn about the different scholarship opportunities, selection criteria and application processes

If you are away from campus OR can’t attend either of these sessions, please review the information on our website: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/support/fellowships/ and contact Amy McGlashan, agibansm@middlebury.edu or ext. 5103.

The Mitchell Scholars Program offers a nationally competitive scholarship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance.

The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service. Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants are judged on three criteria: scholarship, leadership, and a sustained commitment to community and public service. The Mitchell Scholars Program provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.   http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/content/368/en/Scholarships/Application%20is%20Open.html

Please note this scholarship requires endorsement by Middlebury.  Check the fellowships page for deadlines and requirements: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/support/fellowships/Mitchell.

 

 

A unique post-graduate opportunity for students to know about once they are clear about their graduate school plans:

The Center for Global Food Security at Purdue University (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food) is kicking off the Borlaug Fellowship program, which aims to provide financial support to US graduate students studying in US universities to carry out research in a developing country on a topic that will resolve an important constraint associated with food security.   This five-year program is funded by the US Agency for International Development.  These fellowships are meant to complement other sources of financial assistance that students have obtained to support their graduate work.  The deadline for the first round of applications has been extended until May 31st.  Subsequent rounds will be announced beginning in early fall 2012.

If students are interested in applying for a grant, application instructions and forms are located at http://www.purdue.edu/borlaugfellows.  Questions regarding this grant can be addressed to borlaugfellows@purdue.edu.

Glamour’s Top Ten College Women Scholarship Competition is back in action for 2012! The contest, now in its 56th year, annually recognizes ten of the most accomplished college juniors from across the U.S. and Canada. All ten winners receive $3,000 and a trip to New York, and are featured  in the May issue of Glamour, while one grand prize winner will take home $20,000 for her tuition and projects. You can get more information here: http://www.glamour.com/about/top-10-college-women

This competition is open to any and all female students who will be a junior in the fall of 2012l. All physical materials must be received in one package and sent in by the early deadline of July 15th. All questions may be directed to TTCW@glamour.com.

 

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