Now accepting applications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines.
The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.
Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
10-week research experiences are offered at:
- Coast Guard Research and Development Center
- Customs and Borders Protection
- Engineer Research and Development Center
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps
- National Security Technologies
- National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
- Naval Research Laboratory
- Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility
- Transportation Security Laboratory
- DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia
Areas of research:
- Computer science
- Biological / life sciences
- Environmental science
- Emergency and incident management
- Social sciences, and more.
U.S. citizenship required *
December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST
How to Apply
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at
Detailed information about the internships can be found at
For questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DARPA Ecology/Evolution Opportunity: Young Faculty Award – a 2-year grant for ~$500K to faculty who are 8 or less years into their job
DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) opportunity. YFAs is an accolade, but at its core is a 2-year grant for ~$500K to faculty who are 8 or less years into their job.
Please note topic #s 12 (“Ecological niche-preference Engineering) and 16 (“Novel Approaches to Reduce Agricultural Loss and Increase Crop Productivity”). This grant is a great opportunity to get kinda “out there” work funded.
From now until 1 November interested parties can submit short summaries that will get a “thumbs up/down” to help them move forward or not with their idea. After that proposals will open up and will be due on 18 January 2017.
Follow this link (https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3a993177b2e9509708914b197bb2a86c&tab=core&_cview=0 ) to a PDF of the announcement and the supplementary materials.
For additional information, contact:
Jamin Dreyer, PhD
Strategic Analysis, Inc.
703 797 2265
NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network is requesting proposals for conducting a small-scale methods test in order to identify and quantify the potential variability of chlorophyll readings in fresh leaves of terrestrial plants that have been flash-frozen followed by storage at -800 C prior to being shipped to a remote laboratory for chlorophyll measurement. This work is designed to inform future protocols for continental scale sampling and will insure that proper methods for handling and processing samples are established. It is expected that publication of a white paper will be included in the scope of work.
All qualified PI’s, research institutions, and laboratories are invited to submit a proposal. Interested parties may obtain additional information, including the complete Request for Proposal by contacting the NEON Contract Administrator, Steve McCormick at (720) 330-1668 or email@example.com and referencing RFP-0302-CLA.
Company: Instrumentl (www.instrumentl.com)
Call for Proposals: Instrumentl seeks crowdfunding proposals from scientists who need funding to pursue their research projects. Crowdfunding through Instrumentl not only allows researchers to raise funds by connecting with the resources of their communities, but also provides a platform for communicating their research with the general public. We pride ourselves in supporting our researchers every step of the way. Interested researchers can contact Team@Instrumentl.com or Log In and visit the Create your Campaign page on our website for more information.
Forest Global Earth Observatory -
The Center for Tropical Forest Science
The Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory - Center for Tropical Forest Science (ForestGEO-CTFS) is a global network of research plots focused on the dynamics and diversity of forests. Over the past three decades, the ForestGEO-CTFS network, involving hundreds of scientists from dozens of institutions, has established 53 standardized large-scale long-term forest monitoring plots in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This international collaboration is now monitoring the growth and survival of over 5 million trees in 10,000 species.
One post-doctoral fellow is sought by ForestGEO-CTFS to conduct analyses of data from the network of large forest plots, focusing on the dynamics of Asian forests. Candidates should have a strong analytical background, an established record of research and scholarly publication in forest science. Research topics may include any related to the dynamics of tropical or temperate forests, emphasizing comparative studies among forests. For more information on ForestGEO-CTFS see http://www.ctfs.si.edu/.
Applications should include a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Submit applications by e-mail to: Delaney Rakosnik, ForestGEO-CTFS Program Assistant (RakosnikD@si.edu). The successful applicants will be based at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
This announcement will stay open until the positions are filled.
Questions can be addressed to Stuart Davies, ForestGEO-CTFS Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Department of Environmental Sciences at UC Riverside is seeking graduate students to work on NSF-sponsored investigations of paleolimnology, aquatic ecology and isotope biogeochemistry of Sierra Nevada lakes. This work builds on the more than 30-year record of limnological and watershed research conducted at Emerald Lake in Sequoia National Park (http://ccb.ucr.edu/emeraldlake/index.html). These Fellowships (MS and Ph.D) include a monthly stipend, full tuition and fees and funds to conduct research.
Education and experience – An MS or BS degree in aquatic ecology, hydrology, limnology, or similar discipline is required. Experience in aquatic ecology, paleolimnology and stable isotopes desired. Candidates must have the ability to work at remote field sites. Applicants should e-mail, in a single pdf file, to Dr. James Sickman at UC Riverside (email@example.com): i) a cover letter describing their education, research experience and career goals, ii) a CV and iii) list of references including contact information.
For more information about the position please contact:
James O. Sickman
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Room 2324 Geology
Riverside, California 92521
Office: (951) 827-4552
Fax: (951) 827-3993
Facility for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS): http://ccb.ucr.edu/firms.html