IAB Director's Office
(Assistant to the Director)
IAB Proposal Office
Instructions for Proposal Submission
UAF Office of Sponsored Programs
University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 757270
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7270
University Foundation: www.alaska.edu/foundation/
Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards
Leifur Eiriksson Foundation
Amount: Up to $25,000 stipend
Deadline: 7 Dec 2015
Who May Apply: • graduate students
The mission of the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation is exclusively for charitable, literary, educational, and scientific purposes and for providing recognition and financial assistance to further scholarly study and research. This cooperative undertaking is a natural outgrowth of a number of cordial and productive relationships between Iceland and the students and faculty of the University of Virginia over the last fifty years. The beneficiaries are scholars from the United States and the Republic of Iceland.The Foundation is announcing its eleventh annual graduate scholarship competition. Highly qualified graduate students are encouraged to apply.
The Foundation, a University of Virginia-related entity, commemorates the 1000th anniversary of the first Icelandic voyage to North America and supports international collaborations between Icelandic and U.S. universities. Its scholarships provide support for a year of study for Icelandic graduate students studying in U.S. universities and for U.S. graduate students studying in Icelandic universities. The scholarships provide stipends of up to $25,000, a sum calculated to cover tuition and fees, living expenses, and support costs for a full academic year in Iceland.
Opportunities for U.S. students to study and conduct research in Iceland are extensive. Past research topics have included volcanology; predicting earthquakes, medieval reading practices; archeology; art; genetics; and freshwater food webs. Icelandic students have studied at Yale University, Columbia University, and University of Pennsylvania, among others. The home institutions of those studying in Iceland include UC Berkeley, University of Massachusetts, Virgina Tech, MIT, Princeton, and the University of Virginia.
All Icelandic universities are eligible to receive Eiriksson scholars. the Foundation sets no restrictions regarding the disciplines to be studied except it may not support elementary or introductory study of either Icelandic or English as a language.
The Leifur Eiriksson Foundation expects to fund at least eight scholarships for 2016-2017.
Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation and/or physical disability. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements.
- Admitted to a graduate program at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or Iceland prior to receiving the first payment of the Fellowship
- A well-defined research or scholarly project that necessitates an exchange to the host country
- English language proficiency
- An undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree must be completed by the start of the exchange
- Applications must be received by December 7, 2015. Supporting documents, i.e. letters of reference and transcripts, must be received no later than December 18, 2015.
- Letters of reference may be submitted electronically from the author to Karen Torgersen at Eiriksson.Foundation@gmail.com. Transcripts will also be accepted electronically.
- Applications/applicants that do not meet the specified requirements will not be considered.
Applicants who submit their application online must mail or email in a signature page by the December 12th deadline. This document is available for download.
You can apply for the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship through an online application process.
Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation and/or physical disability.
Applications/applicants that do not meet the specified requirements will not be considered.
Contact: Karen Torgersen, Coordinator, 1209 Redbud Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060, 1-434-981-2061
Appreciation for the Natural History of Insect Pests
Deadline: 31 Dec 2015
Who May Apply: • undergraduate students • graduate students
This scholarship is an annual award for excellence in research on diversity, taxonomy, and under-appreciated qualities of insect pests. The award's purpose serves to promote the study of unexplored aspects of natural history of insect pests. Due to their success in the competition with humans, these insect groups are often condemned as harmful, while their remarkable qualities and peculiarities remain unnoticed. For example, only a handful of species of bark and ambrosia beetles cause damage to humans, while most of the remaining 7,500 species are fascinating organisms, ranging from cute to bizarre, living extraordinary lifestyles, and barely known to humans. The same discrepancy holds for many other insect groups. The main purpose of the award is to foster communication between fundamental and applied young entomologists, and increase their appreciation for each others' study organisms and research methods. This is awarded to a single recipient. and is sponsored by the TREE Foundation, Sarasota, FL and is conferred by the Ambrosia Symbiosis Research Group (Jiri Hulcr and Andrea Lucky at University of Florida, Rob Dunn at North Carolina State University, and Anthony I. Cognato at Michigan State University).
University students regardless of their geographic location (must be in student status at the time of submission of the competing manuscript). The selection committee will award $500 to the student who in the given year publishes the most interesting and inspiring research paper on insects which are usually regarded as pests. There are three conditions for consideration:
1) the work may address any aspect of insect pest systematics, diversity, ecology, and other areas, but its main focus must not be consequences of such species to humans or pest management,
2) the study must be at least "in print" in a scientific peer-reviewed journal by the annual deadline of the award,
3) the awardee must be a student at the time of the application submission.
Submission of a brief e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org containing:
1) a few words about yourself,
2) a contact information of a faculty official who can confirm your student status (the UAF Registrar), and
3) a one sentence summary of your discovery and
4) the competing publication as an attachment. There are no forms to fill out.
Send submission to email@example.com
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Amount: up to $7500 annually
Deadline: 8 Jan 2016
Who May Apply: • undergraduate students
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.s. Senate. The creation of this program pays tribute to the leadership, courage, and vision of Senator Goldwater and establishes in his name an endowed recognition program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics. The award is up to $7500/year to undergraduate science and mathematics students for their last one to two years of undergraduate study. There are awards in two categories: two-year scholarships to those who will be juniors, and one-year scholarships to those who will be seniors. Applicants must be planning a career in science or mathematics, have at least a B average, and be a US citizen, resident alien, or US national. The application process has two steps. First, there will be an internal review process by the student's institution, after which up to 4 students will be officially nominated for the scholarship. Second, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will select 300 applicants nationwide. The UAF faculty representative is responsible for nominating students and mailing in the supporting documents, so applicants should stay in contact with the faculty representative throughout the application process.
To be considered for nomination as a Goldwater Scholar, a student must:
- Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2016–2017 academic year, and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering research. "Sophomore" is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2016. Sophomore nominees can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Students in two-year colleges who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution may be nominated. "Junior" is defined as a student who plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning September 2016. Junior nominees can expect to receive a maximum of one year of support.
- Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class
- Be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national. Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominee's intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as the Alien Registration Card).
Application Submission:See UAF Goldwater website: http://www.uaf.edu/goldwater/
Contact: Diane Wagner, UAF's Goldwater Representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Amount: 1,400 euros / month, travel, student health insurance
Deadline: 20 Jan 2016
Who May Apply: • graduate students
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), offered by the Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology - OST), supports young scientists who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 month period.
The Goals of the Chateaubriand Program are:
- To allow American students to benefit from an experience in one of the best laboratories in France.
- To develop scientific cooperation between France and the United States.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations. partnerships or joint projects by encouraging exchange at the doctoral level. To that end, the OST supports PhD students who are registered in an American university and participating in a co-supervisec PhD with a French university. Priority is given to candidates working toward a "double degree" (cotutelle) with their host institution.
The OST will provide a stipend of up to 1,400 euros/month (depending on other sources of funding) and cover the cost of travel (round trip ticket to France) and support for student health insurance abroad. Knowledge of French is not mandatory. All STEM and Health disciplines are eligible.
- You must be currently working on your PhD.
- You must be a registered in an American university (U.S. citizenship is not required).
- All STEM and Health research topics are eligible.
- Research should be performed in a French laboratory (university, engineering school, public research laboratory...).
- Your U.S. and French advisors must agree to co-supervise part of your thesis.
- Knowledge of French is not mandatory and is left to the discretion of the host institution.
- Co-sponsorship by a candidate's American university or French host institution is encouraged.
The deadline to apply is January 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST. for fellowships starting anytime between September 1, 2016 and April 1, 2017.
Award Notification is May 2016. The fellowship in France for the 2016-2017 academic year must start by April 30, 2017. The call for applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will open in October 2016.
REQUIRED INFORMATION/DOCUMENTS FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION:
- Contact Information
- List of publications
- List of past fellowships received
- List of degrees received, including place and date
- List of other fellowships for which you are applying
- Summary of research in the U.S.
- Summary of research to be performed in France
- Detailed description of your current research project in U.S. including your project in France (3 pages).
- Transcripts from every university that you have attended to be uploaded as PDF documents. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
- Letter of agreement from your thesis advisor in the U.S. agreeing that part of your thesis will be co-supervised by a French colleague. This letter should also highlight your work, explain how a stay in France would be useful to both the lab and your project and how it will strengthen the existing or planned collaboration between your home and host laboratories.
- Letter of invitation from your project advisor in France agreeing to co-supervise part of your thesis. This letter should also describe the existing or planned collaboration between the home and host laboratories and include information about what your stay in France will bring to the host lab and your project.
- At least one letter of recommendation from a professor who knows your work but who is not your U.S. or French advisor.
- Contact information of host laboratory in France.
- If your application is linked to an existing French-American collaboration, please be ready to provide information on this collaboration.
- Academic relevance of the research project
- Student's command of the subject
- Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
- Background of the research collaboration
- Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange
IDENTIFYING A HOST LABORATORY:It is the applicant's responsibility to identify and contact a French laboratory that would like to collaborate with your university, laboratory or thesis advisor.
Contact: Office for Science and Technology Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 email: email@example.com Phone (202) 944-6252
Erich Follmann Memorial Student Research Fund
Deadline: 31 Dec 2020
Who May Apply: • graduate students
The Erich Follmann Memorial Student Research Fund was established to provide supplementary support to graduate students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks studying carnivores in the Arctic. The fund was established in memory of professor and wildlife biologist Erich Follmann following his death in 2010.
Award Amount: The maximum grant size is limited by the amount available in the fund. Students are encouraged to request the amount they need.
To be eligible, a student must be:
- A graduate student enrolled in the Department of Biology and Wildlife or the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
- In good academic standing
- Conducting research related to carnivorous mammals in the Arctic, including both terrestrial and marine species
Use of Funds: Funds are intended to assist with incidental expenses of field research, including, but not limited to, travel, contractual services, supplies, and equipment. Expenses associated with travel to meetings or conferences in order to present the results of research are also acceptable.
Application Procedure: Write a 400 - 600 word statement on the subject of your research, including the amount of funding requested and the intended use of funds. Submit the statement to UAF-BW-Apps@alaska.
Deadline: Funds may be requested at any time of the year
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, 474-6228, firstname.lastname@example.org