Scholarship, Grant & Fellowship Opportunities
Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards
The Office for Equity and Diversity is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the first annual Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards. Deadline: October 10, 2008. FFI: http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/SEEDAwards.html.
Graduate Women in Science Travel Awards
Graduate Women in Science of Minneapolis (Xi chapter of Sigma Delta Epsilon) has established several travel awards to defray some of the costs that female graduate students incur while traveling to national or other major scientific meetings where they are presenting the results of their research. Any female graduate student in Minnesota engaged in scientific research is eligible to apply but, other factors being equal, preference will be given to active members of Xi Chapter. The applicant should have limited other support for attending scientific meetings. The funds may be used for travel expenses and registration fees, not for room and board. The usual award is in the range of $200 to $300. Applications are now being accepted for the Agnes Hansen Award and are due October 31, 2008. Please email RuthAnn R Duda at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about applying.
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards
Deadline: October 6, 2008. The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning; and who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others. FFI: http://www.aacu.org/CrossAward/index.cfm.
Bush Foundation Leadership Fellows Program
Deadline: October 13, 2008. FFI: http://www.bushfellows.org/leadership/leadership-applications.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
Deadline: December 15, 2008. FFI: http://fellowships.aaas.org.
AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program
Provides students of color with an opportunity to work on the front lines of the labor movement. Students participate in a variety of activities that may include helping non-union workers organize a union at their job, building AFSCME's grassroots political program or conducting research for organizing campaigns. The ten-week internship provides a stipend of $4000, on-site housing, and an opportunity to attend a week-long orientation and training at Harvard. In addition, participants who successfully complete their internships are eligible to receive an academic scholarship of up to $5000. FFI and to apply: http://www.afscme.org/organizer/12094.cfm or email email@example.com. Open to sophomores and juniors of color.