Fulbright Foreign Student Program in USA

Brief description:

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States at U.S. universities or other academic institutions.

Host Institution(s):

USA Universities and Academic Institutions

Field(s) of study:

Fulbright encourages applications from all fields, including interdisciplinary ones.

Number of Awards:

Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

Target group:

International students from 155 countries around the world

Scholarship value/duration:

Generally, the grant funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance, etc. The Fulbright program provides funding for the duration of the study.

See the official website and country specific websites for the complete list of scholarship benefits.

Eligibility:

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please see the country specific websites to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

Application instructions:

All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by bi-national Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Therefore, foreign students must apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. Deadline varies per country but is around February to October annually.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) and the country specific websites for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website/Links:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/foreign-fulbright

 

 

Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Kentucky offers the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowships to support postdoc fellows in graduate and professional areas. The fellowships are named in honor of UK’s first African-American graduate student, Lyman T. Johnson.

About the fellowships:

  • Selected candidates undertake an individualized research program under the mentorship of one or more UK professors and actively participate in departmental and professional research related activities.
  • Selected Fellows play a lead role in designing, developing and implementing research programs that contribute to a department’s overall graduate education and research mandates.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  • Applicants must have completed the PhD degree within the past two years or will complete the PhD degree before the date of appointment.
  • Applicants who do not have a prior or present postdoctoral appointment at UK will be preferred.
  • Applicants who received their PhD at UK must be affiliated with a research group other than the one in which they did their prior research.

Fellowship value: $47,476 stipend plus benefits; $2,000 for support of research activities.

Duration: up to 2 years; initially for 12 months; may apply for a second year.

Applications:

Application dossier should contain, in this order and as a single PDF document:

  • Letter of application describing how involvement in this program would contribute to the compelling interest of diversity at the University of Kentucky and in their profession
  • CV including the references providing letters of recommendation
  • Research proposal independently written by the applicant in a way that non-experts can evaluate (max 1,500 words)
  • Sample publications or dissertation chapters (max 2)
  • Applications to be sent to vprgrants@uky.edu with the applicants name in the subject line.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Support letter from the potential UK mentor
  • Supervisor CV , including current and pending funding (5 page limit)
  • A letter from the potential UK departmental chair indicating endorsement and appropriate departmental resources such as space and computer support
  • Completed applications should be emailed to vprgrants@uky.edu
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Organization University of Kentucky
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country USA
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount $47,476 stipend
Eligibility Open to citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States
Deadline November 1, 2017
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Two PhD Positions on Eco-morphodynamics and Storm Surge Forecasting at University of Florida

Applications are inviting from two PhD students at University of Florida (UF), Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering (ESSIE). Anyone with interests in coastal, estuarine, riverine hydrodynamics and/or eco-morphodynamics is encouraged to apply.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue a PhD degree programme in the USA

Study Subject: Two PhD Positions, on modelling of eco-morphodynamics and on storm surge forecasting, at University of Florida

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility:
Students with a strong interest in computer modeling (although field work can be a complementary activity).
Particularly interested in applicants with a strong background in the physics governing processes in shallow water environments, and/or with strong mathematical/numerical skills.
One of the two positions will mainly focus on improving storm surge forecasts, and a good experience with numerical models (e.g. Delft3D), with data assimilation tools (e.g. OpenDA) and/or with operational forecasting and warning system (such as FEWS) is highly desirable.
The other position will mainly focus on numerical modeling of eco-morphodynamics, and a good experience with running a morphodynamic model (e.g. Delft3D) is highly desirable.

How To Apply: Applicants should send their CV to alberto.canestrelli@dicea.unipd.it, specifying if they are applying for the storm surge forecasting position, for the eco-morphodynamic position, or both.

Application Deadlines: The funding for the two positions come from different sources, and they have different deadlines, but the research topics are free to be chosen. Therefore, the matching of applicants with research topics and funded positions will be decided based on the applications I will receive.
One position (either of the two mentioned above) will start in August 2017, with deadlines April 20th for a non-US applicant and May 20th for a US applicant. If no suitable applicant will be found by the deadline, the position will start in January 2018, with deadline August 20th for a non-US applicant and November 1st for a US applicant.
The other position will start in August 2017, and the deadline is very close, i.e. April 7h, 2017. If no suitable applicant will be found by the latter date, the position will start in August 2018, with the deadline of November 20, 2017.

Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship for International Students in USA

Applications are invited for The Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship which is awarded to talented female creative students for the year 2017. Students from around the world are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Each year, the HLR Scholarship seeks to award five female creative students scholarships up to $10,000.

Walter Thompson Company, the world’s best-known marketing communications brand, has been creating pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and businesses for more than 150 years. Headquartered in New York City, J. Walter Thompson is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries, employing nearly 12,000 communications and advertising professionals. The agency consistently ranks among the top networks in the world and continues a dominant presence in the industry.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue the undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to talented female creative advertising students.

Scholarship Award: Each year, the HLR Scholarship seeks to award five female creative students scholarships up to $10,000. In addition, each recipient will receive a paid summer internship at a J. Walter Thompson office in her respective region, an offer of a J. Walter Thompson mentor and “first look” placement consideration upon graduation.

Number of Scholarships: Five scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be female
  • Be registered as a student at a participating undergraduate and/or portfolio school and be no less than 12 months from completion of their degree at May 14, 2017
  • Show creative talent and promise
  • Maintain satisfactory academic and creative progress as determined by their school

Nationality: Students from around the world are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students must be registered as a student at a participating undergraduate and/or portfolio school and be no less than 12 months from completion of their degree at May 14, 2017

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: Application Checklist

  • Application form
  • Personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • 3-5 maximum creative samples (less than 7 MB) showcasing your best work
  • Ensure that all required creative samples are uploaded or made accessible via a link (Google Drive, Dropbox, portfolio website, etc.) and include this link in your submission.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is May 14, 2017.

Scholarship Link

PhD position: Forest Pathology (Genetics/Genomics)

The Forest Pathology Lab at Michigan State University invites applications for a graduate student (PhD level). Applicant must be highly motivated to study the population genomics of Ceratocystis fagacearum, the pathogen behind the devastating disease of oaks “oak wilt”.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity of a degree from either from the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences or the Department of Forestry, depending on their interests.

Duration: 3 years

Value: stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance

Position Requirements:

  • Applicant must hold M.Sc degree in Plant Pathology, Forestry, Mycology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, or other Biological Sciences.
  • Applicant must possess experience and interest in molecular biology of tree pathogens, particularly in population genetics/genomics and detection assays.
  • Applicant must be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills and be capable of working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Applicant must be able to perform experiments independently and write scientific publications and other documents.
  • Applicants with experience in next-gen sequencing, bioinformatics, PCR and qPCR are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant must possess excellent communication, reading, and writing skills in English.
  • The selected candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the U.S. by the start date.

Application:

  • Interested candidate must contact Dr. Monique Sakalidis via email at sakalidi@msu.edu.
  • Application must include:
  • Short statement of interest
  • CV
  • Contact details of 3 references.
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Organization Michigan State University
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country USA
Subject areas Plant Pathology, Forestry, Mycology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Biological Sciences
Fellowship amount Fully-funded
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 20 April 2017
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ReBUILDetroit: Postdoctoral Training Fellowships

The ReBUILDetroit Program, an association of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University, invites applications for 3 postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs).

Fellowship value: $21.2 M five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Number of fellowships: 03

About the program:

  • The postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs) will collaborate with conglomerate faculty, staff, and undergraduate students to teach curriculum emphasizing mentored research among Detroit’s diverse student populations leading to accelerated pipelines into master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure students succeed in biomedical research careers.
  • This common curriculum will include courses containing authentic research experiences based on the Research Coordination Network (RCN) model in the areas of biology, chemistry, and social/health sciences.

Eligibility:

  • Applications are invited from scientists with an interest in undergraduate STEM education.
  • Applicant can be scientists any discipline (not only in biomedical), but must have previous research experience with the disciplinary content associated with one of the RCN models: Chemistry: environmental and analytical chemistry; Biology: genomics, bioinformatics; Social/Health Sciences: socio-ecological mixed-methods to investigate health disparities
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as an active research agenda related to one of the RCN disciplines.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application
  • Applicant must have received a PhD or equivalent in a STEM discipline (including social and behavioral sciences) not earlier than 2011 and before September 2017.

Application Process:

Applications must include the following:

  • Latest CV/Resume
  • Transcript of doctoral coursework (unofficial)
  • Cover letter describing the professional background, including any prior teaching experience, and career goals
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • If the applicant is currently a postdoc who is already in a lab with a research aim/agenda, we require letter of support from their postdoc advisor.
  • If the candidate is not a postdoc already, we require letter of support from their dissertation advisor.
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Organization ReBUILDetroit
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country USA
Subject areas STEM discipline including social and behavioral sciences
Fellowship amount $21.2 M
Eligibility Open to US nationals
Deadline April 15, 2017
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Frito Lays Arts Scholarship, 2017

More about this scholarship

The Frito Lays Arts Scholarship, 2017 is open to students who are interested in the arts.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates applying for Frito Lays Arts Scholarship, 2017 must be students who are majoring in the arts in the 2017/18 academic year.
  • Applicants must have at least 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Candidates applying must attend a 4-year university/college in the U.S that is accredited.
  • Applicants are required to major in Performing or Visual Arts related field.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by the applicants of Frito Lays Arts Scholarship, 2017.
  • Undergraduate transcripts and a reference are required to be submitted through the online UNCF application system.

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ReBUILDetroit: Postdoctoral Training Fellowships

The ReBUILDetroit Program, an association of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University, invites applications for 3 postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs).

Fellowship value: $21.2 M five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Number of fellowships: 03

About the program:

  • The postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs) will collaborate with conglomerate faculty, staff, and undergraduate students to teach curriculum emphasizing mentored research among Detroit’s diverse student populations leading to accelerated pipelines into master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure students succeed in biomedical research careers.
  • This common curriculum will include courses containing authentic research experiences based on the Research Coordination Network (RCN) model in the areas of biology, chemistry, and social/health sciences.

Eligibility:

  • Applications are invited from scientists with an interest in undergraduate STEM education.
  • Applicant can be scientists any discipline (not only in biomedical), but must have previous research experience with the disciplinary content associated with one of the RCN models: Chemistry: environmental and analytical chemistry; Biology: genomics, bioinformatics; Social/Health Sciences: socio-ecological mixed-methods to investigate health disparities
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as an active research agenda related to one of the RCN disciplines.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application
  • Applicant must have received a PhD or equivalent in a STEM discipline (including social and behavioral sciences) not earlier than 2011 and before September 2017.

Application Process:

Applications must include the following:

  • Latest CV/Resume
  • Transcript of doctoral coursework (unofficial)
  • Cover letter describing the professional background, including any prior teaching experience, and career goals
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • If the applicant is currently a postdoc who is already in a lab with a research aim/agenda, we require letter of support from their postdoc advisor.
  • If the candidate is not a postdoc already, we require letter of support from their dissertation advisor.
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Organization ReBUILDetroit
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country USA
Subject areas STEM discipline including social and behavioral sciences
Fellowship amount $21.2 M
Eligibility Open to US nationals
Deadline April 15, 2017
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ThanksUSA Scholarship Program, 2017

More about this scholarship

The ThanksUSA Scholarship Program, 2017 is open to candidates who wish to pursue or are currently studying their undergraduate degree in the USS.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates applying for ThanksUSA Scholarship Program, 2017 should either be dependent children whose age is under or equal to 24 years or spouses of U.S. military service personnel.
  • Applicants must be current high school students or graduates who are planning to enroll or are currently studying an undergraduate degree at an accredited educational institution in the US.
  • Spouses may study in either full time or part time mode while dependent children should attend full-time.
  • Applicants are required to possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent.
  • In order to qualify for Kaplan awards, applicants must possess at least a 3.0 GPA.

Documents required:

The applicants of  ThanksUSA Scholarship Program, 2017 must submit the following documents before the deadline:

  • A current and complete transcript of grades
  • A copy of current nursing license (RN) if applicable (for Kaplan awards)
  • Documentation of injury sustained in the line of duty, disability determination or copy of death certificate for killed in the line of duty (if applicable)
  • Applicant’s photo of size: minimum 2×3 inches, maximum 4×6 inches
  • Evidence of active military duty

 

 

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Assistant Project Scientist position

The University of California invites applications for a (Assistant Project Scientist – Associate Project Scientist, determined by experience) position in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology under the direction of Professor Susan Strome.

The position will require the candidate to employ excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as a willingness to work as an integral member of a research team. We have a preference for candidates with experience with C. elegans genetics, preparation of C. elegans sperm and sperm chromatin, chromatin immunoprecipitation, transcriptome profiling, and bioinformatic analysis.

Minimum starting salary $57,900 (Assistant rank) and $67,800 (Associate rank), commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in genetics, cell biology, or other relevant field; biochemistry, molecular biology, and at least two years of postdoctoral laboratory experience with genetics and molecular biology techniques including chromatin immunoprecipitation and RNA-sequencing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: For the Associate Project Scientist rank, a demonstrated record of two or more peer-reviewed publications. POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible after the review of applications.

  • TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment; a review to assess performance will be conducted. Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.
  • HOW TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a cover letter that addresses how qualifications are met, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation*.

Applicants may also submit sample publications (a maximum of two will be accepted). Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

  • Refer to Position #JPF00435-17T in all correspondence.
  • For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
  • CLOSING DATE: Initial review of applications will begin on April 13, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.
  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.
Type Assistant Project Scientist
Subject genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology,
Organization University of California
Closing April 13, 2017

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