[ugrads] Fwd: DOE Graduate Fellowship

Fred J. Hickernell fred at math.iit.edu
Sat Oct 3 15:10:24 CDT 2009


Dear students,

Here is a very interesting opportunity.

Fred

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Robert Lapointe <lapointe at iit.edu>
> Date: October 2, 2009 3:00:04 PM CDT
> To: All Dept Research <all_dept_research at gradmail.main.iit.edu>
> Subject: DOE Graduate Fellowship
>
>
>
> NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:                                              FOR  
> IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
> (202)  
> 586 
> -4940 
>                                                                        Wednesday 
> , September 30, 2009
>
> Secretary Chu Announces up to $12.5 Million in Recovery Act Funding  
> for New Graduate Fellowships in Science, Mathematics and Engineering
>
> New Funding Highlights the Administration’s Commitment to Empowering  
> Students to Choose Careers in Science
>
> Washington, DC – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today  
> that up to $12.5 million in funding from the American Recovery and  
> Reinvestment Act will be awarded in early 2010 to support at least  
> 80 graduate fellowships to U.S. students pursuing advanced degrees  
> in science, mathematics, and engineering through the newly created  
> Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program.  
> The goal of the fellowship program is to encourage outstanding  
> students to pursue graduate degrees in physics, chemistry, biology,  
> mathematics, engineering, and environmental and computer sciences –  
> fields that will prepare students for careers that can make  
> significant contributions in discovery driven science and science  
> for national needs in energy and the environment.
>
> “Training the next generation of U.S. scientists and engineers is  
> critical to our future energy security and economic  
> competitiveness,” said Secretary Chu. “This Fellowship is part of  
> the Administration’s effort to encourage students to direct their  
> talents towards careers in science and our nation’s next technology  
> revolution.”
>
> To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must be U.S. citizens  
> and currently a first or second year graduate student enrolled at a  
> U.S. academic institution, or an undergraduate senior who will be  
> enrolled as a first year graduate student by the fall of 2010.   
> Applicants must be pursuing graduate study and research in the  
> physical, biological, engineering and computational sciences.   
> Interested students can apply online at: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/SCGF.html
>
> Each fellowship award will be $50,500 per year for three years to  
> provide support for tuition, living expenses, research materials and  
> travel to research conferences.  Fellowships will be awarded on the  
> basis of peer review. Applicants may begin submitting applications  
> on September 30, 2009.  Completed applications are due November 30,  
> 2009.
>
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Fred J. Hickernell, Professor and Chair
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