Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

September 9, 2019

Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowships Applications Now Open

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has opened its 2020 competition for several fellowships that support either dissertation completion or junior faculty progress toward tenure. Recipients not only receive support for their work, but also join a 75-year-old network of some 27,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows—a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. 

September 9, 2019

LIMITED SUBMISSION: The Moore Inventor Fellows 2020

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the fifth competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

September 9, 2019

2020 Facebook Fellowship Program Applications Due October 4

The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university.

September 3, 2019

Diverse Perspectives in STEM: Retention of Underserved Groups in Academia Event on September 12

The Northwestern University Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (NU-SACNAS) and Northwestern University Building on Diversity (NU BonD) will be co-hosting Diverse Perspectives in STEM: Retention of Underserved Groups in Academia on Thursday, September 12. Join them for a research symposium at 2:00 PM in Pancoe Abbott Auditorium, followed by a panel and small group discussion event at 4:00 PM in TGS Commons. 

August 28, 2019

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Zuckerman provides scholarships for postdoctoral trainees from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of seven Israeli universities. Once the postdocs complete their research in Israel, many of them are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, strengthening the US-Israel partnership by building on long-lasting relationships of mutual collaboration. In addition, the program provides support to Israeli PhD graduates who have been accepted to a postdoctoral program with a stipend at an American university, thus creating a cycle of excellence.

August 27, 2019

Funding Opportunity: Michelson Prizes (Immunology)

Postdocs and graduate students in the field of immunology are encouraged to explore the Michelson Prizes, which are awarded to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. 

August 26, 2019

Youth Mentoring Opportunity: Science Club

Science in Society is seeking graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, and/or staff to volunteer at an afterschool science mentorship program called Science Club. This initiative, now in its 11th year, is designed to spark middle school kids' interest in science and teach "scientific habits of mind" through challenging, hands-on lab activities.

August 26, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Position in Correlates of Immune Protection in Congenital Viral Infections

The Mohr Laboratory at the University at Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to join their team in studying antibody responses in congenital viral infections. Their laboratory focuses on the correlation of antibody protection in congenital virus infection using a translational macaque model.

August 19, 2019

Lawrence Fellowship Applications Due October 1

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory invites rising graduate students to apply for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Lawrence Fellowship. 

August 12, 2019

AISES Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2019

Early-career faculty members, postdoctoral professionals, and PhD students in engineering are invited to attend the Faculty Career Workshop on Wednesday, October 9 and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference, Thurday-Saturday, October 10-12, via the ASSIST Travel Grant.

August 7, 2019

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Engineering Faculty Career Workshop 2019

Early-career faculty members, postdoctoral professionals, and PhD students in engineering are invited to register for the American Indian Sciences and Engineering Society's (AISES) Faculty Career Workshop on October 9, 2019 and the AISES National Conference on October 10-12, 2019. Assistance for travel is available by applying to the ASSIST Travel Grant.

July 31, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation

July 30, 2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Applications Due August 30

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills.

July 22, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at The Ohio State University

The laboratory of Drs. Nathan Doble and Stacey Choi in the College of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at The Ohio State University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher.

July 16, 2019

Sci-ROI Annual Event 2019

The Sci-ROI Annual Event 2019 will be held on September 7-8 at The University of Chicago. Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-ROI) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization whose objective is to promote multi-dimensional engagement between the U.S. and India. Sci-ROI organizes the Young Investigators Meeting (YIM) every year and invites participation from scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers from all across the U.S. who are seeking for a career in India in the STEM fields.

July 15, 2019

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Rowland Institute at Harvard

The Rowland Institute at Harvard is seeking applications for Rowland Fellowships that commence in the 2020 calendar year. They seek the best young experimentalists in all fields of science and engineering. The Rowland Fellowship program provides an opportunity to establish an independent program within the rich intellectual environment at Harvard.

July 8, 2019

RocDocs Program to Increase Diversity Among Postdoctoral Trainees in STEM

RocDocs, a postdoctoral career advancement initiative, is seeking graduate students nearing the completion of their studies and early career postdoctoral scholars. Join RocDocs at the University of Rochester for two days to share your research and take part in professional development programming and networking.

July 8, 2019

NSF-GRFP Fellowship Workshop on July 15, 16, and 18

The Office of Fellowships is holding a three-day writing workshop to help students prepare their application materials for the NSF-GRFP Fellowship. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) provides three years of funding for early career MS and PhD graduate students in STEM fields. The application requires both a research proposal and a personal statement. 

June 28, 2019

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in earlier sessions, the Data Incubator will be holding another fellowship.

June 24, 2019

Schmidt Science Fellows Program Applications Due July 29

Northwestern University will nominate six doctoral students and/or recent alumni for the Schmidt Science Fellows Program conducted in partnership with The Rhodes Trust. The program allows students with extraordinary records of leadership in STEM to spend one year conducting research tangentially related yet pertinent to their doctoral work in a world-class laboratory and participate in a series of global seminars. Fellows will enjoy a stipend of $100,000 and their conference expenses covered in full.

June 18, 2019

Considering Fulbright to Fund Your Major Project in 2020–21?

Fulbright is an excellent opportunity for internationally-minded graduate students who need to complete 9-10 months of international dissertation or thesis research.  

June 17, 2019

Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Postdoctoral Position Opening

The Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Comparative Pathobiology and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory seek a highly qualified and self-motivated individual to conduct research at the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in the molecular R&D (research and development) lab. The individual will have an opportunity to work on the development of targeted next-generation sequencing panels to detect infectious diseases, including foodborne pathogens, as well as vector-borne pathogens and other infectious diseases of dogs and cats. This individual will also be responsible for sequencing panels, along with previously developed bovine/small-ruminant and horse infectious disease panels running in the lab for diagnostics, according to quality standards required by our AAVLD accredited laboratory.

June 17, 2019

Introduction to STEM Teaching Course and Learning Community

Learn about evidence-based STEM teaching through this 8-week online course and an Evanston or Chicago on-campus learning community offered through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) at Northwestern. Register by Tuesday, June 25.

June 10, 2019

Succeeding in Academia After a PhD from Northwestern Talk on June 13

The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) is pleased to invite you to "Succeeding in Academia after a PhD from Northwestern," a talk by Professor Peter Nelson, a Northwestern alumnus and the Dean of Engineering at University of Illinois Chicago. This talk will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Ford ITW. 

June 3, 2019

Job Market Materials Working Group August 19-23

The Job Market Materials Working Group is a pilot program developed by the Graduate Writing Place and The Graduate School to create a collaborative working group in which each participant will develop all the materials required for their academic job market search. Through an intensive, week-long program, the Working Group will demystify application materials, allow for writing time, and workshop drafts. Especially attuned for students who thrive in collaborative settings, the Job Market Materials Working Group seeks to create community in the midst of the academic job market season.

May 28, 2019

Apply Now to Write for The Illinois Science Council's Blog

Interested in spreading your research to the general public? The Illinois Science Council invites you to write a brief piece for their blog, Science Unsealed, a platform that reaches thousands of science enthusiasts.

May 28, 2019

WISER Implicit Bias in STEM Symposium on June 7

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) on Friday, June 7 for an Implicit Bias in STEM Symposium, featuring Professor Corinne Moss-Racusin as the keynote speaker. Professor Moss-Racusin is a psychologist from Skidmore College, whose research areas broadly include stereotyping processes, gender roles, and diversity science, especially as these topics apply to the STEM disciplines. This has included studies published in in Science and PNAS. 

May 28, 2019

Join Chicago Women in STEM for STEM Circuits on June 5

The last STEM Circuit of the academic year with a theme of Industry Career Perspectives will take place on Wednesday, June 5 from 4:00 - 6:30 PM in Evanston.

May 28, 2019

Apply Now to be a Postdoctoral Trainee at The Ohio State University

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in The Ohio State University Department of Surgery. The candidate should have a recent PhD in biological sciences and publications in muscle/heart biology, genome editing, or viral vectors, and the ability to work independently.

May 28, 2019

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Due June 30

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH (Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists.

May 20, 2019

Physical Genomics Fellow Competition Applications Due May 23

The Center for Physical Genomics and Engineering (CPGE) is committed to training the next generation of leaders and contributing to diversity in engineering. As part of this effort, CPGE is awarding two fellowships to exceptional students with a deep interest in pursuing a doctoral degree in a physical genomics-related field. Proposed projects should bridge molecular biology, bioengineering, physics, optics, chemistry, and medicine and promote joint research between the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and other Northwestern University Schools.

May 6, 2019

NU SIAM Seeking Student Speakers for Spring Quarter Bridging the Gap Seminar

Northwestern’s Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (NU SIAM) is looking for speakers for the spring quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar, which highlights the broad applications of mathematics to diverse disciplines. The seminar will take place on Monday, June 3 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Tech E311. 

May 6, 2019

NSF GRFP Info Sessions on May 8 & May 16

The Office of Fellowships is hosting two upcoming information sessions about the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP), which provides 3 years of funding for graduate students in STEM disciplines. Get writing tips to jump-start your essays! Both sessions will present identical information. Lunch will be provided.

May 3, 2019

INVO Practicum Internship July 2019 Cohort Applications Due May 24

The INVO Practicum internship is accepting applications for the July 2019 cohort. The Practicum is an unpaid 6-month internship program open to all Northwestern students and senior scientists who are interested in learning about the university technology transfer process.

April 29, 2019

Open Postdoc Positions at The Ohio State University

Multiple departments at The Ohio State University are searching to fill postdoctoral positions.

April 29, 2019

2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Applications Due September 16

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open and accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year! Whether you plan to conduct independent research, teach students, or pursue a professional project, Fulbright makes a real and lasting impact. Fulbright Scholars return to their home institutions with enhanced career prospects, ideas for future collaborations, and a truly global perspective. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to share knowledge and serve as a cultural ambassador through Fulbright.

April 22, 2019

WISER Spring Faculty Seminars

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) in May for their next set of faculty seminars! Learn about research in other fields and career paths in academia all while engaging with the wider STEM community. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 

April 15, 2019

Chicago Women in STEM Initiative April STEM Circuit on April 23

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative welcomes you to join them in Evanston on Tuesday, April 23 for their upcoming April STEM Circuit, entitled "Harnessing energy to reach your highest potential".  Their invited speaker presentation will be followed by small group discussions and networking. Registration​ is complementary and refreshments will be served. ​More information can also be found on the upcoming STEM Circuits webpage. ​

April 15, 2019

Inaugural Master of Science in Law Symposium on May 10

Please join the Master of Science in Law (MSL) Program for their inaugural symposium, “At the Intersection: STEM, Law, Business, and the MSL” on Friday, May 10 from 5:30 - 9:30 PM in the Thorne Auditorium and Thorne Auditorium Lobby.

April 8, 2019

Limited Submission: The KUH/NIDDK Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

The Office of Fellowships and The Graduate School is seeking applicants for the F99/K00 Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (KUH/NIDDK) transition award.  This award is administered by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and seeks to attract outstanding graduate students who have the desire to transition from their current PhD training program into postdoctoral positions in the Kidney, Urologic, or Hematologic sciences (K, U, and H). The F99/K00 award provides up to 2 years of funding to complete the PhD training (F99 phase) and facilitates a stable transition into 3-4 years of mentored postdoctoral work (K00 phase).

April 8, 2019

SPOT SciPol Symposium on May 11

The Science Policy Outreach Taskforce (SPOT) at Northwestern University is excited to organize its first annual SPOT SciPol Symposium! If you would like to learn more about careers and activities at the interface of science and policy while connecting with others who share these interests, then this is the symposium for you.

April 8, 2019

Data Science Night on April 10

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome! 

April 1, 2019

Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Due May 1

Novartis is committed to training the next generation of scientific leaders. The Novartis Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship offers aspiring drug hunters a unique opportunity to join the teams at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis. Mentored by NIBR scientific leaders, Innovation Fellows will gain first-hand experience in the design and development of breakthrough therapies and innovative technologies. Novartis is looking for Innovation Fellows who will bring their scientific creativity and natural curiosity to tackle important therapeutic challenges. Join Novartis as they reimagine medicine together.

March 25, 2019

Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics Postdoctoral Trainee Opening

The Institute for Policy Research and the Department of Statistics is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Larry Hedges and Dr. Elizabeth Tipton. This fellowship will be a part of a new center which focuses on the development of statistical methods for evidence-based policy.  This includes research on methods for meta-analysis, replication, causal generalization, and, more generally, the design and analysis of randomized trials in social, behavioral, and education settings.

March 19, 2019

CACS Great Lakes Chapter 23rd Annual Conference on April 27

Consider attending the 23rd Annual Conference of the Chinese American Chemical Society – Great Lakes Chapter (GLCACS) at Abbott Laboratories on Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Challenges and Opportunities for Chemists and Chemical Engineers in a Changing World”. Conference highlights include:

March 14, 2019

Building Immunity with Biomaterials Seminar

Join Professor David J. Mooney, PhD, the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at Harvard University, for a lecture on Monday, March 25 at 4:00 PM about the development of biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and manipulating stem and immune cells.

March 4, 2019

Master of Science in Law Information Session on March 7

Designed exclusively for students with STEM backgrounds, the Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree allows PhDs and postdoctoral trainees to fortify their technical training with a set of legal and business skills that are essential in the workplace. Advanced degree candidates who are interested in careers outside academia - for example, in industry, entrepreneurship, government, policy positions, or administrative roles - will find this training especially beneficial.

March 3, 2019

ComSciCon-Chicago Workshop on August 24-25

Interested in building your science communication skills? Want to learn how to engage an audience outside of your field? Want to attend workshops and expert panels to expand your communication prowess? Consider attending ComSciCon-Chicago 2019, August 24-25 at the Technological Institute.

February 25, 2019

University of New Hampshire Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars Applications Now Open

The University of New Hampshire is pleased to invite applications for the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program. They are seeking current postdoctoral trainees or PhD students who are graduating by June 2019.

February 22, 2019

Applications Invited for SCELSE Summer Course at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Applications are invited from graduate students and early postdoctoral trainees for the 9th Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) Summer Course from Tuesday, June 25 to Friday, July 12 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

February 18, 2019

Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on March 8

The Chicago Women in STEM Initiative is  excited to announce that registration is now open for the Chicago Women in STEM Symposium on Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day! After the success of the 2018 Symposium, the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Association (NUPA) is committed to organizing this event every year. The purpose in 2019 is to celebrate local women's progress in STEM and advance an equitable vision for the future by raising community awareness of implicit bias, a key obstacle to STEM diversity. Everyone is welcome!

February 18, 2019

Applications Now Open for NSF Training Grant: IDEAS

The Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences (IDEAS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications may be submitted online by Sunday, April 7. IDEAS is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship

February 18, 2019

Skills & Careers in Science Writing Class

Applications are now open for Northwestern STEM+ PhD candidates interested in developing science writing and communication skills. “Skills & Careers in Science Writing” is a partnership between the Medill School of Journalism, The Graduate School, and Science in Society. In its fourth year, the course trains graduate students to distill scientific ideas into engaging, reader-friendly stories for lay audiences and provides networking and exposure to science writing and communication professionals. Students will work with former and current journalists and scientists-turned-journalists to develop a stronger understanding of narrative technique, story structure and the uses of metaphors and vivid language to convey complex topics.

February 11, 2019

AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop 2019

The Graduate School (TGS) and Office of Federal Relations are pleased to invite graduate students in science, technology, engineering, math, and behavioral science fields to apply to participate in the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop. The CASE Workshop is a three-and-a-half-day program in Washington, DC (March 24-27, 2019) bringing together STEM students from across the country to learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication.

February 11, 2019

42nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop May 20-22

The 42nd Annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop (MBSW) will be held from May 20-22 at Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana. Online registration is now open! Students who are interested in biopharmaceutical statistics may fill out student financial application form for student travel grants. Preference is given to students presenting a poster. The workshop registration fee for students is expected to be waived if a travel grant is approved (students are responsible for the short course fees if interested.)

February 8, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Office of Research is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in diet and exercise in the development of GI cancers.

February 8, 2019

WISER Winter Faculty Seminar, Evanston Campus: Professor Yarrow Axford

Join the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) for their next set of faculty seminars! In Evanston this month they have Professor Yarrow Axford from Earth & Planetary Sciences discussing her research in climate science, her experiences in science communication, and how she has navigated a path in academia. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. 

February 8, 2019

Apply Now for ComSciCon 2019 Flagship Workshop

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2019! The 7th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, on July 11-13. Graduate students at American and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on Friday, March 1.

January 28, 2019

Active Learning in STEM Course and Learning Community

Learn how to engage students with active learning through the CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), “Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching.” Topics include peer instruction, problem-based learning, inquiry-based labs, and flipped classrooms. Connect with Northwestern MOOC participants through a MOOC-Centered Learning Community (MCLC) to enhance your learning experience and keep yourself on track with course material.

January 24, 2019

Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program Information Session on February 13

Doctoral students enrolled in science, engineering, math, and quantitative social science programs are invited to an information session for the Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program. This session will provide the opportunity to hear about the program from professors and former students and to ask any questions you may have.

January 14, 2019

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities from CIRTL

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) is offering a variety of workshops designed to help graduate and postdoctoral students improve upon their teaching skills. 

January 7, 2019

Nominations for 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize Now Open

The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Robert Dirks Molecular Programming Prize.

January 7, 2019

Postdoctoral Position in Pediatric Cancer Genomics at The University of Chicago

A position is available immediately for a creative and motivated postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Mark Applebaum, MD in the Department of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology at The University of Chicago. Research in the Applebaum lab centers around improving outcomes for children with neuroblastoma by identifying new therapeutic targets and developing new risk classifiers of this disease. The laboratory focuses on integrating data from RNA-Seq, DNA methylation, and hydroxymethylation to identify and validate drivers of aggressive neuroblastoma.