Institute for Advanced Materials | Student Opportunities

Scholarships and Fellowships

While the main focus of the Institute is support for materials research by multi-disciplinary faculty research teams, IAM also realizes that student research teams play a critical role in the work of many ongoing projects.  In order to address the philosophy of "IAM: Here to Help" in all areas of materials research at CWRU, this page will be updated on occassion with various student scholarship and fellowship opportunities.  


 
 
The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Science (NAC) offers Research Associateship Programs (RAP) to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
Applications are due 01 February 2014
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT)
U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic goals and missions
Upper  $68,000
13 Nov 2013
 
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants
American Association of University Women (AAUW)

$6000
due 15 Nov 2013
 
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program
The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2014, subject to the availability of funds
$93,000 Due 20 Dec 2013 (Graduate student for 36 months)
 
Hip Society
Amount $2,000USD The presenting author of each winning Award Paper will receive a $2,000 honorarium. Requirements: New Faculty/New Investigator with Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional
Due: 01 Dec 2013
 
American Chemical Society (ACS)
undergraduates who have done research in the field of analytical chemistry
$750
15 Dec 2013
 
European Society for Biomaterials (ESB)
Amount: The amount is unspecified. The award will consists of a certificate, a plaque, a refund of the registration fee and travelling expenses to the conference and a cash prize.
The award is established to recognize, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of biomaterials by young scientists. The nominee must have contributed to the knowledge in the field of biomaterials and/or the material controlled or influenced reactions within the host body through basic, experimental and/or clinical research. The award will be presented annually during the Biomaterials conference of the Society. 
The nominee should not be older than 40 years at the close of nomination and should be not more than 8 years post-doctoral. The nominee needs neither to be a member of the ESB or a citizen of a European country. Any member of the ESB in good standing may nominate candidates for this award. The nomination will be considered for the following year only and must be reconsidered another year if the same person is nominated again. 
Due: 31 Dec 2013
 
Sponsor: Portland Cement Association Education Foundation
Amount $20,000USD
15 Jan 2014
 
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
The applicant must be a student pursuing a graduate degree who qualifies under one or more of the following: Black, Asian, American Indian, Hispanic, female. The applicant must have demonstrated ability to provide leadership in applied research and consulting in the drinking water field.
$10,000
06 Jan 2014
 
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
The scholarship will be given to an individual who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering. 
$5,000
06 Jan 2014
 
encourage research careers in the sciences by women.
up to $10k, 14 awards last year
due 15 Jan 2014
 
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.
$36,000 yearly stipend
Payment of full tuition and required fees
Annual program review
$1,000 yearly academic allowance
12-week research practicum
Renewable up to four years
Due: January 15, 2014
 
$2000
Freshman year of college January 15
Sophomore year of college February 15
Junior year of college February 15
Senior year of college February 15
Graduate and Ph.D. students February 15
 
Fred M. Young Sr./SAE Engineering Scholarship
Requirements: U.S. resident;3.75 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required);Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores;Pursuing an engineering degree through an ABET accredited program.
$1000 each year Due 15 Jan 2014
 
TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship
Requirements: U.S. resident; 3.25 grade point average; SAT I math 600 or above and critical reading 550 or above and/or an ACT composite score 27 or above; Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.
$1500 Due 15 Jan 2014
 
DECA Inc.
Applicants must be members of DECA (formerly known as Delta Epsilon Chi) at the national level.
58 scholarships of $1,000 to $2,000 each will be awarded.
17 Jan 2014
 
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
The award is for up to $10,000.
supporting the research training of the graduate or undergraduate applicant and will enable the applicant to conduct a basic science or clinical research project that will make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine.
30 Jan 2014
 
Sponsor: Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC)
Abstract: Scholarships in research areas of special interest to the cosponsoring companies (Advanced Micro Devices, Applied Materials, Freescale Semiconductor, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, Intel Foundation, NIST, and Texas Instruments)
Requirements: Graduate Minority Women Students
Amount: Unrestricted gift of $2,000 for use by the student's faculty advisor in support of the student.
Due: 03 Feb 2014
 
Sponsor: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Abstract: This scholarship program is for female full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering, technology, or a closely related field in the United States or Canada.
Amount: The award amount is unspecified. The scholarship can be used only as a credit toward books, fees, or tuition.
Due: 01 Feb 2014
 
American Helicopter Society (AHS)
Amount Upper  $5,000USD Lower  $1,000USD
Requirements: Graduate Student or Undergraduate Student
Abstract:' The American Helicopter Society's philanthropic arm, the Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF), awards VFF Engineering Scholarships to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing engineering careers in the vertical flight industry. 
01 Feb 2014
 
Sponsor: United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Amount Upper  $5,000USD Lower  $4,250USD
01 Feb 2014
 
LERCIP offers summer internship opportunities for High School and College students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), business and technical areas, as well as internships for High School Teachers. The internships are offered under the auspices of Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP), a partnership of the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Educational Programs Office and the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI). Selected participants work side by side with a GRC mentor on various projects/programs that support NASA mission and are incorporated in to the day to day activities of the Center to the fullest extent possible. 
February 1, 2013
 
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be either undergraduate geology majors in their sophomore through senior year or graduate students with an environmental or engineering geology emphasis.
01 Feb 2014
 
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Amount $3,000USD
Abstract: This scholarship will be awarded to an enrolled junior or senior civil engineering student
10 Feb 2014
 
THE WHITAKER INTERNATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAM
provides funding for U.S. bioengineers and biomedical engineers to continue their existing Master’s or PhD work abroad of high-quality, individually-arranged, research OR internship in industry OR coursework relevant to their field under the supervision of a mentor to: Improve their expertise as scientists Help developing scientists open their minds to think and analyze on a broader, global level Build individual as well as institutional partnerships; and, Establish dialogues between the scientific community in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Due First Monday of February
 
due 11 Feb 2014
 
to support students in fields related to multi-axis force measurement and testing
two awards, $10,000 
 
Requirements: U.S. citizens or have permanent resident, refugee, or political asylum status in the U.S.;are pursuing or planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree with research relevant to microelectronics under the guidance of a GRC-approved faculty member and with at least two years to completion of the doctoral degree; will be performing research under a sponsored research program approved by GRC; and are willing to provide a copy of his/her Ph.D. dissertation to GRC for publication to the SRC website.
$2,000 Application materials are typically available in November, and completed applications are due mid-February
 
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $5,000USD One scholarship is available. The award includes a travel stipend to the SWE annual conference.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount : Two scholarships are available, each for $1,500.
Dua Date: 15 Feb 2014
 
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $5,000USD
Approximately seven scholarships are available, each for $5,000, renewable for five years. Availability dependent upon renewals.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $3,000USD
One award of $3,000 is available.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $2,400USD Three awards of $2,400 each are available. This scholarship supports sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate students majoring in agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and materials science and engineering. 
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $2,000USD One scholarship is available in the amount of $2,000. This reentry scholarship was established to assist women who are re-entering and nontraditional engineering students.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $1,000USD Two scholarships are available. This scholarship offers support for sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate level students majoring in automotive engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and materials science and engineering.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $3,000USD Six scholarships are available at $3,000. sophomore students
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $1,500USD One scholarship of $1,500 is available.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $5,000USD Three scholarships of $5,000 each are available.This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in aeronautical/aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and materials science and engineering. 
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $4,500USD One scholarship is available.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $1,500USD One scholarship is offered at $1,500.This scholarship offers support for aeronautical/aerospace engineering and biomedical engineering majors in the sophomore, junior, and senior class.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $10,000USD One scholarship is offered in the amount of $10,000.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $1,500USD Four scholarships are offered at $1,500 each.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $1,500USD One scholarship is available at $1,500.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $1,000USD Two awards are available, each for $1,000.These scholarships are for sophomore, junior, or senior students majoring in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology. 
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Amount $20,000USD One fellowship is available.
Date Due: 15 Feb 2014
 
American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
Amount Upper  $4,000USD Lower  $3,000USD The scholarship award amounts are $3,000 for undergraduate students and $4,000 for graduate students. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on funding availability.
encouraging college students to enter the field of naval engineering and by supporting students of naval architecture, marine, ocean, mechanical, structural, civil, environmental, aeronautical, electrical and electronic engineering, and the physical sciences, as well as other programs.
Due 28 Feb 2014
 
American Chemical Society (ACS) Department of Diversity Programs Minority Affairs Program
$5000 per year
01 March 2014
 
Sponsor: National Association for Black Geologists and Geophysicists (NABGG)
Amount: not specified
Requirements: Graduate Student; Minority Undergraduate Student
NABGG is honored to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate minority students enrolled full-time in geoscience programs at an accredited college or university. Scholarship candidates must demonstrate academic excellence, for the purpose of the scholarship is to prepare candidates to be the work force of the future.
Eligibility: 1. Be a United States citizen or have appropriate Student Visa Card; 2. Be a Geoscience major; 3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
Due: 30 Apr 2014 Anticipated
 
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
Amount Two $2,500USD
Due 31 Dec 2014
 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT)
U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic goals and missions
Upper  $68,000
13 Nov 2013
 
Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Center for Advanced Space Studies (CASS) Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
$5,000
Summer interns will work one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science. The 10-week program runs from June 2, 2014-August 8, 2014. You will receive a $5,000.00 stipend plus $1000.00 U.S. travel stipend, or $1,500 foreign travel reimbursement for foreign interns.
17 Jan 2014
 
National Science Foundation (NSF) National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Each NRAO summer student conducts research under the supervision of an NRAO staff member at one of three NRAO sites (Socorro, New Mexico; Green Bank, West Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia). Students who are interested in astronomy and have a background in astronomy, physics, engineering, computer science, and/or math are preferred. 
$8,316 to $6,470
01 Feb 2014
 
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Eligibility: applicant must be an underrepresented minority  at AACOM's member colleges of osteopathic medicine
30 Mar 2014
 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Amount Upper  $1,000USD
Abstract: provide assistance to women studying for a career other than ordained ministry
Eligibility: The applicant must:- be a citizen of the United States of America,- hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, - be at least 21 years old, and - have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since completion of high school. 
15 Feb 2014
 
United Negro College Fund (UNCF
Requirements: Minority, Undergraduate Student
15 Jan 2014
 
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior who will be registered as an undergraduate in an ABET accredited program in civil engineering
01 Mar 2014
 
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
amounts ranging from $2,000 to $11,000
Graduate Student or Undergraduate Student
Abstract: SPIE scholarships are open to students located anywhere in the world who are studying or planning to study optics, photonics, or a related field.
15 Feb 2014